Geek Steep S1E15 – V for Vendetta
This is the tea that I drank during our episode recording. I have never been as acutely aware of my love of Lapsang Souchong as I am when we record; it seems at this point like every other fandom at least one of us wants to pair Lapsang in some capacity with whatever the geek is.
This is, of course, one of the blends from Arthur Dove that takes inspiration from his music and I plan in the future doing a much more thorough write up of what song/kind of music this tea “tastes like” to me and comparing that against his music, as well and just doing a better job at describing the flavour of the tea in general.
For now I’ll say that, for a blend that uses Lapsang and does taste smokey, I find this to be quite an approachable form of that “smoke” note. It’s a bit sweet as well, with maple sort of notes and, from what I recall, a surprisingly strong flavour of carrot too.
I picked it, however, because the name reminded me of the titular character, “V”, in this week’s geek. He is someone that could, very easily, be described as a hound or as hound-like and a significant portion of the story does unfold over his hunt for the people who abused him prior to where our story begins. It definitely felt like an appropriate cuppa for what is ultimately a pretty complex and heavy episode/conversation surrounding some pretty political themes and discussions – like the nuances of terrorism, for example.
This was definitely not on of my favourites things we’ve explored, but I will say that this podcast episode did have what I thought was one of the best and most grounded discussions thus far. Worth checking out, in my highly biased opinion.
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