Troi's Temptation is a cocoa powder leaning more towards the mid-range. Rich and sweet, and still intensely chocolate.
Our journey with tea making taught us that choosing organic is more important than we had fully realized prior. We've also enjoyed knowing exactly what goes into what we drink. Branching out into cocoas seemed a natural progression of our work so far.
Type O was inspired by a random ranging conversation between myself, Mister Tea, and one of the friends we often inflict new teas on for testing. Mister Tea mentioned wondering if we could make a Chocolate Hibiscus tea.
Turned out the answer was a resounding yes. This tea brews a vibrant dark red, and the blend of the flavours of the cacao nibs and the hibiscus is pretty spectacular.
In part because it seemed like it would mix really well with vodka and cream, and in part because of the colour, we decided to finally salute the vampire fandoms with a tea. This may not be specifically Whedonverse or the Lost Boys or Supernatural or... but the tea would work perfectly in a cobalt glass goblet.
Uhura's Frequency was blended because of the combination of two loves - chai spicing and chocolate. As with all our chais, we took care to balance the spices specifically for the taste of the extra element.
Of course, once we had a chocolate chai, we knew we had to have a vanilla chai as well. Given our penchant for naming our tasty teas in a geeky way, we decided to salute two of the women from the original Star Trek.
Well-Liver Twist came about because a gent Mister Tea shared classes with had a relatively bad accident, and ended up with liver issues from medication side effects and infections from his time in the hospital. As he had heard Mister Tea rant about what we do, he asked if we had anything that would help.
Some research and a bit of taste blending, and within a few days we had two teas for him. One was Well-Liver Twist, to help heal and clean his liver, and Bone Binder to help with the initial injuries from the accident.
Wibbley Wobbley Thymey Limey (Grey) starts with a good Earl Grey, and then adds an extra dose of citrus through the Lime, and a bit of savory spice with the Thyme.
The tale on this tea is a bit involved. The short version is that my partner and I frequent farmer's markets. At one of the ones we frequent, there was a woman who made the most amazing limeades and lemonades and other fruit concoctions. When the season ended, I realized I would not longer be able to have my weekly treat of my favorite of her limeades. This led to the blending of a couple of teas to tide me over until the season started again.
Wibbley Wobbley Thymey Limey (Grey) was one of these two teas, and, as Whovian, the name was too good to pass up.
Winter is Coming finds its inspiration in a commercial tea blend I can no longer drink.
It wasn't quite perfect, which actually makes me glad we had to reblend it clean.
This tea is a ginger peppermint white tea, equally useful as a winter warming tea and an iced and waiting for winter tea.
Yoshi's Goomba Muncher came about because a family member who was used to the "I have a tea for that!" discovered that we didn't actually have a tea for fungal infections yet... and asked that we create one. We ended up creating two, and because of shared video game geekery, we chose to name them accordingly.
Yoshi's Goomba Muncher tastes of lavender and lemongrass and green tea.