Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tea Tuesday: Sherlock Holmes

I'm not really a coffee person. I prefer tea, and I know a lot of fellow writers love tea, too. But have you ever wanted to break out of the Early Grey or English Breakfast norm and try something new? Well, let me help you find some cool new teas! If you need a little hot and flavorful boost to help you reach your writing goal or you're just a lover of tea or you'd like to try some tea but aren't fond of the stereotypical types, these Tea Tuesday posts are for you.

This weeks tea is ... 

*drum roll*

Sherlock Holmes

How I found it: I found this tea on the Adagio tea website while browsing through their many fandom blends. This is same tea company I got the Aang, Katara, Zuko, Toph, Iroh and Cactus Juice blends.They have so many spectacular teas! I stumbled upon BBC Sherlock teas, and I had to get them! The set also includes: John Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Molly Hooper, Greg Lestrade and Mrs. Hudson.

The Tea: This tea is definitely like no other. It has a smokey, manly, leathery (in a good way) taste which reminds me of pipe tobacco. To me, this tastes how I'd imagine Sherlock's trench coat smelling. Trench coats are awesome. The smokey flavor comes from the tea lapsang souchong inside the blend which is a special Chinese wood-smoked tea. The assam melody and the oriental spice in the blend give a slight sweet and spicy taste at the end.

The awesomeness that is Sherlock's trench coat.
Serving Recommendations: This tea is very strong. I wouldn't steep it longer than three minutes. If you really like the strong smokey smell then I wouldn't put anything in it. Sugar and cream dull the flavor. I like it a bit more mild myself so that's what I do.

How much is it and where can you get it? You can find this tea at the Adagio website. I bought this tea in a sample set which was about $22 including shipping and you get a goodly amount of tea since you only need about a teaspoon per cup.

So how good is it? This isn't a tea I wouldn't drink too often because of the unusual flavor, but it is a very good tea and totally fits Sherlock. Four stars! :)

Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you seen Sherlock? Who's your favorite character?

Bonus! If you are a first-time Adagio customer I can send you a $5 giftcard! Ask in the comments for details! (This is no joke and no catch I seriously can. It's part of the amazingness of Adagio Teas)

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