Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tea Tuesday: Tohru Honda

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*

Tohru Honda 

Polite, kind, and selfless to a fault, Tohru Honda becomes the catalyst for change in the Sohma family. Tohru's tea contains snowbud, white peach, and apricot tea with cherry accents. 

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. I've loved the anime for years and this summer my friend bought the complete Fruits Basket set and I tried two. I determined that this would be the next fandom set I get, so I watched the anime for the second time while building up points (Yes, that's why my twitter feed has Adagio Teas mentions) and now I finally have five out of the fourteen teas. When I first got them I couldn't stop sniffing them. They smell. So. Good.

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, Divergent set, and Firefly set from!

The Tea: This tea is so delightful and perfectly fits Tohru! It's very fruit with the white peach, apricot, and cherry flavors which I found a bit ironic, but those reflect her kindness and sweetness and humility. The snowbud reminds me of the scene with her and Hatori when he asks her what the snow becomes when it melts and she answers, "Spring!" 

The peach flavor is the strongest which I loved considering peaches are some of my favorite fruit then you taste the apricot and snowbud and lastly a slight hint of cherry, but true cherry flavor not maraschino cherry flavor (Yuck). Tohru is such an inspiring character and has touched my heart so much throughout the anime. 

Serving Recommendations: I steeped this tea for three minutes and 190 degrees Fahrenheit 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? This tea is unique, tasty, and perfectly matches the inspirational personality of the beloved Tohru Honda. Four stars!

Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you seen Fruits Basket? 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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