oh thorin, all of your bravado, greed, and loud warrior spirit still can’t mask your warm and oversized heart. no matter how hard you try.

i bought this because i love thorin and the hobbit and also i’m on a puerh kick. so i felt like they made this tea just for me. or that basically i love thorin because he is like puerh?

also if you were paying attention you will know that i already love Richard Armitage. (http://steepster.com/shmiracles/posts/149839) and if you don’t love him after watching North and South then i can’t help you. oh swoon.

so analysis shows that in fandom blends
armitage is to puerh (guy, thorin),
as cumberbatch is to lapsang (sherlock, smaug),
as freeman is to irish breakfast (bilbo, watson)

this tea may be a blend of 3 teas but really it is a puerh with other hints thrown in. the puerh is the star of this tea show. it is soft and earthy and full of body. wet, earthy body. (hubba hubba)
the puerh dante tea is described on the site as “a clean, damp forest aroma, dried mushrooms, leather and earth. Some sweetness of figs or dates and a slight creamy flavor. Mellow and grounding.”
…. thank you universe, for always putting Armitage in leather.

grounding. such a beautiful and accurate word. for both thorin and this tea.

assam melody adds some pungence and maltiness and astringency to the cup. (if you wanna go there you can think “dwarf sweat”) agitation and short tempers. an edginess that is palpable.

the ginger and cinnamon and orange peel from the gingerbread tea is faint. it’s mostly overpowered by it’s company. but it’s absence would be immediately missed. it ads a touch of added warmth and sensitivity.
and like thorin’s bright blue eyes, when the orange peel pops out i pay attention.

and then lastly, the cocoa nibs add a small layer of darkness. deep and brooding. so subtle, but it is there. like the weight of thorin’s responsibility, and the difficult memories he still carries, that never seem to give him true rest. (until perhaps sometimes when bilbo the zen master is there.)

MissLena

I really like this review :D

Em

“if you don’t love him after watching North and South then i can’t help you. oh swoon.” Love it ;)

Shmiracles

this one is rated teen, so there shouldn’t be any awful suprises (ie no scarring mpreg) haha – http://archiveofourown.org/works/615212?view_full_work=true

Shmiracles

I am the son and heir
of nothing in particular
You shut your mouth
how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am a dwarf king and I need to be loved
just like everybody else does

Shmiracles

(i apologize for that. it was the epitome ridiculous and i wouldn’t blame you for a second if you unfollowed me asap.) (otherwise rock on!)

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MissLena

I really like this review :D

Em

“if you don’t love him after watching North and South then i can’t help you. oh swoon.” Love it ;)

Shmiracles

this one is rated teen, so there shouldn’t be any awful suprises (ie no scarring mpreg) haha – http://archiveofourown.org/works/615212?view_full_work=true

Shmiracles

I am the son and heir
of nothing in particular
You shut your mouth
how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am a dwarf king and I need to be loved
just like everybody else does

Shmiracles

(i apologize for that. it was the epitome ridiculous and i wouldn’t blame you for a second if you unfollowed me asap.) (otherwise rock on!)

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i drink my tea plain.

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