Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tea Tuesday: Serenitea

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. I've had my eyes on this one for a while and now I've finally gotten the Firefly set! Shiny! Any Firefly fans out there? Then this is the set for you. I'll be reviewing the six teas of this set: Serenitea, Captain Mal, Inara, Zoe, Jayne, and River Tam. 
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, RWBY set, and Divergent set from!

The Tea: This blend fits the good ol' boat Serenity so well! The smoothness and smokiness of the gunpowder reminded me of the ship's might and the Asian flavor of the Firefly world. The hazelnut reminded me of the fact that's it's a home and a bit of the Western flavor of the show, and the spearmint gave a hint of the serenity the ship was named after as it cruises through space. Lastly, the marigold and safflower remind me of the sweet memories spent on the ship. I think this tea would definitely have Captain Mal's seal of approval. Speaking of him his review's up next! I could see the Firefly crew sipping this tea after a hard day's work.

Serving Recommendations: I steeped this tea for five minutes and added 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? I give this tea four shiny stars! It is unique and perfectly fitting for the fandom it's made for!

Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you seen Firefly? 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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  1. That's an interesting mix: gunpowder, hazelnut, and spearmint. Some people are very creative when it comes to blending teas. Thanks for letting us know about this one, Tori. :)

  2. It's very different, but so good! I highly recommend it! Some of the blends on Adagio Tea are pretty crazy but so so good. Do you know about gunpowder tea? A lot of people are like wuuuut? XD You're so welcome. Thank you so much for commenting!

  3. I've heard of gunpowder tea and what it tastes like, but I've never actually tried it before. Hmmmm... I should get on that soon. :)

  4. It's very different both in appearance and taste.