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Revisiting this tea after a long hiatus… because I guess, being in the Sherlock fandom, that’s our division. I remember this being smokey and very manly. What I don’t remember is how strongly this tea smells of leather. So much so that all I can think of when I drink this is tacking up my ol’ quarter horse when I was a tween to go trail riding. If you had blindfolded me and then had me smell this cup, I would have told you it was recently used tack. Heavy and western.

After that I think it reminds me more of when Rupert Graves played Riddell in the “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” episode of Doctor Who. Either way, it’s perfect as a character inspired brew, so mad props for that. I won’t be terribly sad when this goes though.

Flavors: Leather

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Nattie

My partner and flatmate both love this tea! They can’t get behind ANY of my other teas, but this one they love. How can you love drinking leather?! I guess it’s just their division…

Hello.Kiki

Yeah it’s not my fav. The sampler set is fun though because of all the different teas, and to see/taste/smell how a fan translates characters into tea :)

Nattie

Yeah I do think the sampler is a good idea, and I think Cara’s done amazingly well with matching the teas to the characters – unfortunately, I never really watched Sherlock and thought ‘I bet Lestrade tastes amazing. I wish I could drink him…’ Haha

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Nattie

My partner and flatmate both love this tea! They can’t get behind ANY of my other teas, but this one they love. How can you love drinking leather?! I guess it’s just their division…

Hello.Kiki

Yeah it’s not my fav. The sampler set is fun though because of all the different teas, and to see/taste/smell how a fan translates characters into tea :)

Nattie

Yeah I do think the sampler is a good idea, and I think Cara’s done amazingly well with matching the teas to the characters – unfortunately, I never really watched Sherlock and thought ‘I bet Lestrade tastes amazing. I wish I could drink him…’ Haha

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About Me: newlywed! I studied biomedical sciences and will start up medical school here soon. I love to read, paint, sketch, bake, crochet, knit, and lounge around with my Samoyed (Kenai) and two cats (Callie and Maya.) Fandom nerd and Disney girl.

About me and tea: I think I will always and forever consider myself a tea newbie.

I love learning new things about tea, and continue to branch out and try new tea as much as I can. For the most part my favorites seem to be dessert teas. Sweet tooth anyone? lol. I’d love to hear about other people’s favorites, and where you go for tea! My local choices are pretty limited, i.e. Teavana, so bring on the online shopping ;)

Rating System: I’ll try to stick to it ;P

95-100: Must have! Permanently part of my stash, and will re-stock before I’m out.
85-95: Love it! Wouldn’t hesitate to buy again
75-85: Like it! I’ll enjoy drinking what I have, I might get this again if the craving hits me
55-75: I’ll enjoy drinking what I have, but probably won’t get this again
35-55: Hmm, Not bad, not great. I guess I’ll finish this cup… might try another depending
1-35: eee… I’ll be dumping this cup.

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