Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tea Tuesday: Stars & Stripes

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*

Stars & Stripes

How I found it: This is another one of Adagio Teas' fantastic fandom blends. Their teas are so good and it's such a cool idea to do fandom blends! Though all the blends are available individually, this set was available for one weekend only and I snatched it up. I wanted an Avengers blend set since I found the site! This set is called Hero Recovery and includes Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye blends. This is the same site I bought a Sherlock set, Tolkien set, Avatar: the Last Airbender set and Doctor Who set from!

The Tea: It's the Captain America blend! He's my third favorite Avenger! His tea totally didn't disappoint. The spiced apple chai takes the majority of the flavor which made me think of Captain America eating some good ol' fashion apple pie. I'm sure he loves apple pie. He's an apple pie kind of guy.

Then the tea has hints of gentle almond tea and strong assam melody which rounds out the flavor and reflects other sides of his personality. This tea reminds me a bit of the Katara blend, but it isn't too similar. I'm not sure if I could picture Cap drinking this tea since he seems more of a coffee person, but maybe if someone made him he'd like it.

Serving Recommendations: I steeped this tea for four minutes and added cream, sugar, and cinnamon. Yummy. ^ ^ 

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. Some of these teas you can buy individually for about $10 a pouch or $4 for a sample tin.

So how good is it? I really enjoyed this tea. I've become a big fan of chai. The flavors perfectly reflect the noble personality of Captain American and it's a delicious sweet tea that I'll definitely be writing to. Five stars!

Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you seen The AvengersWho'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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