“Tea! That’s all I needed. A good cup of tea. A superheated infusion of free radicals and tannin. Just the thing for heating the synapses…”
Happy Doctor Who Premiere Day! If you are a geek like me (especially one that takes pride in their geekiness, and I believe I’ve already firmly established that fact… I wrote a veritable tome about some Harry Potter teas not long ago, heh) then today is practically a holiday, after going so damn long with no new Doctor Who. Damn BBC, that’s just torture at that point!
I had a little of this left, so it seems right to sip it down now and send off Twelve (and it seems I’m one of the few strong Capaldi fans out there… serious hearts for that guy). This is an Adagio fandom blend by Sami Kelsh (and kudos to them for making blends for pretty much every Doctor Who character, not just ones from “New Who”… Classic Who doesn’t get near enough love!) that is comprised of Adagio’s Chocolate Chip, Summer Rose, and Lemon Grass teas, and I have to say, while I’ve found plenty of chocolate/rose flavor pairings out there, I’ve never found chocolate, rose, and lemon mixed together. I think the idea was trying to encompass both Twelve’s sweet and sour sides (with a touch of his thorns). The description simply says, “He may not think he does hugs, but let’s face it, he doesn’t get a vote. Dark and unusual, but decidedly endearing.”
This tea actually fits in quite well with my Trick or Treat theme this month, because it smells just like some sort of sweet confection, like something you’d find in a box of chocolates. It has a very… unusual flavor, but not at all unpleasant! The Twelfth Doctor is a complex sort of character, and I think this tea does capture his “sweet” and “sour” sides well. The overall flavor is like one of those lemon-filled chocolate confections, with a very sweet floral aftertaste of rose. And the chocolate-rose flavor itself is quite nice, too.
It isn’t the sort of flavor combination I would have thought to put together, but I enjoy all the base components, so I’m not really surprised at how much I enjoyed it (plus, I enjoy those lemon-filled chocolates and chocolate rose desserts as well, so…) I’m not exactly sure how others might feel about such an odd flavor combination, though. If a little citrus in a cup of sweet chocolately black tea, with just a hint of floral aftertaste sounds pleasant to you, then this quirky Doctor might just be your cup of tea.
Flavors: Chocolate, Citrus, Cocoa, Floral, Lemon, Rose, Smooth, Sweet