Jenny's Jasmine Green is the green version of our tea salute to Jenny, of the Whovian universe. It starts with a green tea with roasted rice, and adds a touch of nutmeg, enough jasmine to deserve the name, and some cornflowers for colour and a hint of sweet.
Jenny's Jasmine Grey starts with Earl Grey, and then adds Jasmine and Cornflower for a relaxing floral addition with a hint of sweetness.
Tea ideas come for a variety of different reasons. This particular one came about because there was a character from the most recent iteration of the Whovian universe who I felt we needed to pay homage too.
This tea, as the character, is truly British in its foundation, but the elegance and complexity the flowers add hint at the depth of the character.
'Jerry Cordial' was born out of a couple of different concepts.
The first is that cherry cordials are something of a tradition in Mister Tea's family.
The second is that we love our 'ChariTea' concept, and love the idea of being able to make a tea for someone and have it assist with a worthy cause. (A sort of mutual gift from the buyer and from us.
After a certain amount of experience and practice with blending dessert teas and with working with cacao nibs, we decided that we could make a cherry cordial inspired tea. Mister Tea discussed it with he-who-enjoys-cherry-cordials, and a charity was chosen.
Each purchase of 'Jerry Cordial' will secure a donation to the Roadrunner Food Bank, a local charity with a really good track record.
Katie's Consolation was created in response to discovering that a friend had to be cautious with what sorts of tea she drank, due to medical issues.
After some experimentation, we managed to create a white jasmine tea for her that still had a "green" taste.
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Leaf on the Wind is a delicate combination of White Peony Tea and Jasmine Flowers. In fragrance and taste it is soothing, and near meditative.
In our habitual tribute to geekdoms, we decided this would be an excellant match for Wash's mantra, making it the fifth of our Browncoat teas.
Lucy in the Sky with Almonds is a stimulating blend of Roasted Mate, Ginseng, Cinnamon, Almonds, Oatstraw, and Hawthorn Berries.
Blended to be energizing, but with the Oatstraw and Hawthorn to balance the physical effects.
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Meditation Mint takes High Mountain Green Tea, adds soothing lemongrass, and refreshing peppermint for a cup of tea that is tasty hot or iced, and soothes without putting you to sleep.
Occasionally I come across a tea that I think is "almost" good. Lovely concept, not so great on the execution? Meditation Mint was born from one of these teas. This tea is one of my favorites for the height of summer.
Melody Green is a blend of High Mountain Green Tea, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, and Cornflowers.
Over time I have realized that some people prefer Green tea, some prefer Black... others are limited in their choices of tea by health conditions. Sometimes we come across an additional flavour set that is nifty enough, we want it to be accesible to all comers.
Melody Grey is based around an Organic Earl Grey, then we add Orange and Lemon Peel for added zing, and Cornflower for a touch of sweetness and beauty.
I have a long-standing love of Earl Grey. I also held dear to my heart one of the classic variations on it. However, as my chemical sensitivities worsened, I was confronted with a problem. My favorite type of Earl Grey tea was full of chemicals, and it made me sick. I missed the taste so much I decided to blend my own version of the classic tea. Unsurprisingly, the organic version that used actual fruit and flowers made me far happier than the tea it had been based on.
Minsc Chocolate is a chocolate coconut almond tea. The tastes mix far better in this tea than they ever did in a particular candy bar. (For me, at least.)
It was born out of a fairly random train of thought.
It began with, "I'm making chocolate teas, I need to have a chocolate coconut tea..... and if I have a chocolate coconut tea... I need a chocolate coconut almond tea." From there I knew the teas had to be paired in name, as well.
There's a lot of geekery in this household. Some books, some shows, some types of knowledge, some games... but when I was thinking about character pairings with some nutty involved, I was reminded most strongly of a video game I used to play. Minsc and Boo of Baldur's Gate fame. Of the two, Minsc was definitely the nuttier.