Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tea Tuesday: Candor

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*


How I found it:  I'm back with another fandom set from Adagio Teas. This is the same site I bought the Avengers set,Sherlock set, Tolkien set, Avatar: the Last Airbender set,  Doctor Who set, Attack on Titan set, and RWBY set from! The set for the next few weeks is the Divergent set! I thought it appropriate what with Insurgent coming out on March 20th. I'm really excited about that. ^ ^

Though I didn't enjoy the book very much, I'm hoping the movie will be better. It seems like it's going to be, though I'm still not sure about Johanna. SCAR! *clears throat* Moving on ... This set includes the five factions plus that one special one: Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Amity, Candor, and Divergent. They all smell delicious, let's see how they taste!

The Tea: This is the last of the Divergent blends. Wah! Candor's tea has snowbud which reminds me of their white clothing, and ceylon sonata which reminds me of their calm, composed, and honest nature. The tea is simple and gentle with a bit of sweet at the end. It's a nice flavor, but I expected something more ... blunt for candor since they're so honest to a fault that it bridges on rudeness at times like Christina can be. So though this is a good tea and I could see Candor drinking it, it's not completely fitting to this faction to me.

Serving Recommendations: I steeped this for five minutes and added sugar and cream.

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? I give this a 3.5. It's a good tea, but it's not especially unique or thrilling.

Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you seen or read DivergentWho'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)

Though the Divergent set is over, up next are some special Taiwanese Oolong teas from Tea Ave!

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