Geek Steep S2E3 – Steven Universe
This is what I drank while watching the episodes I’d selected for our review. Now, I’ve definitely watched Steven Universe with a cup of tea before but I can’t say I’ve ever really put a lot of thought into what tea to choose – it’s usually just something bright and fruity that I have on hand in the moment.
When I stopped and tried to consciously pick a tea, especially for the episodes I’d selected (which are some pretty heavy hitters in terms of significance/importance to the series) it started to feel really overwhelming. How could I possibly choose a tea to encapsulate all that this fandom is to me!? Teas for characters or specific episodes? Sure, maybe! But not for the show as a whole…
And so I just didn’t. Instead I decide to lean into a character name pun and choose a rose tea in honor of the character Rose Quartz, and that worked well for me! I think it helped that it’s a bit more of a strawberry tea overall; fruity and bright but balanced by that light floral sweet undertone. There would have been many good teas for the show, but in my heart something vibrant and fruity and playful, like the strawberry in this tea, kind of just felt right.