Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tea Tuesday: Sasha Sosho Sishi Seshe Sushu

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*

Sasha Sosho Sishi Seshe Sushu

How I found it: I'm back with another fandom set from Adagio Teas. I've had my eye on this one for a while and I'm so excited I finally got it. This is the Attack on Titan set which includes Erin Jeager, Mikasa Ackermen, Armin Alert, Sasha Blouse, Levi Rivaille, and Zoe Hange blends. Attack on Titan is one of my favorite animes and I'm so excited to finally try the teas!
This is the same site I bought the Avengers set, Sherlock set, Tolkien set, Avatar: the Last Airbender set, and Doctor Who set from!

The Tea: This tea is the blend made for Sasha Braus aka Potato Girl. She is some much needed comic relief for this otherwise extremely intense show. Her biggest traits are her very large appetite and love for food such as bread, deli meat, and of course, potatoes. I'm not sure if because she's in a post-apocalyptic citadel she's ever had chocolate, but this tea is definitely chocolaty. 

The chocolate tea and cocoa nibs give a double portion of chocolate flavor; the hazelnut tea gives a pleasant bitterness like the tea version of hazelnut coffee (I'm sure Sasha has had hazelnuts what with the German-influenced environment meaning the walls are probably in Europe where hazelnuts are native to). Lastly, there is a hint of vanilla from the honeybush vanilla tea. Overall, the tea has a very strong, bold flavor.

Though I'm sure Sasha would love chocolate if she ever gets the chance to taste it and hazelnuts hint at her food obsession and her nutty personality, I'm not seeing much else about the tea that reflects on her hyper side or any other parts of her food obsession. This tea isn't exactly what I'd picture for a Sasha blend.

I laugh out loud at these scene every time.
Serving Recommendations: I steeped this tea for four minutes and added cream and sugar.

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. 

So how good is it? It's a good tea, but the flavors don't stand out to me and it doesn't reflect Sasha very well.

Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you seen Attack on TitanWho'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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