Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tea Tuesday: Jayne

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: From the first sip this tea reminded me a lot of coffee, from the overpowering lapsang souchong. It has a gruffness from that tea like Jayne's personalty with a hint of cocoa nibs which made me think of his strength and his trigger-happiness. The hint of candy canes, apple pieces, and tiger eye remind me of Jayne's more lighthearted and humorous side. This tea is very appropriate for Jayne, but unfortunately like most teas with lapsang sounchong, that tea takes over most of the flavor.

And then Jayne and his hat. XD
Serving Recommendations: I steeped this tea for three minutes and added milk 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? Unfortunately this was my least favorite of the teas because it didn't stand out as much, but I still enjoyed it. ^ ^ 3.8 stars!

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 Tea!

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  1. It's very much like Jayne. I understand that but coffee-like is the closest I can get to. It's like coffee but not at the same time. Lapsang souchong is a very unique tea since it's wood-smoked so it has a very strong flavor like coffee yet it doesn't taste like coffee ... It's confusing. XD Thanks for commenting!

  2. Lapsang souchong with cocoa nibs, candy cane, and apple pieces? Interesting. I tried lapsang souchong for the first time earlier this year, and while I like it a lot it's one of those teas I only have once in a while because it's so strong.