Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Tea Tuesday: Yuki the Rat

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*

Yuki the Rat

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 delightful and so, so Yuki! It has a masculine, nutty flavor from the chestnut and earl grey moonlight then a dreamy, tender, sensitive finish with the rose petals and spearmint. I like how it carries two sides of Yuki with his mysterious outer shell and his softhearted self underneath. It's pretty cool how you taste more of the outer shell flavors first then the squishy inside flavors next. Yuki is a great character and he's so well represented in this tea. I've never had a tea quite like this one. It may be because of the chestnut. I haven't had a tea with that flavor until now. 

Serving Recommendations: I steeped this tea for three minutes at 212 degrees F 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 or $4 for a sample tin.

So how good is it? This has made my top five favorite teas up there with Ruby Rose, Katara, and Ginger Peach. I'll have to restrain from guzzling this one down too fast. XD Five stars!

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