Geek Steep S2E4 – Janelle Monae
This week’s episode of Geek Steep featured our very first musician/album deep dive! I’m honestly just really proud of us for challenging ourselves to really push the definition of “what is a fandom” as well as continue to try and incorporate as many different types of media as possible this season!
If you’ve been following me on Steepster for a while you’ll know that music is a very important part of my life and has a strong place in my own tea routines and rituals. So, I put a lot of weight into how I’d approach the pairing for this episode. I ultimately ended up brewing this one Western style for the recording of the episode, but it was on the shortlist for my actual pairing as well. I loved the idea of something with more lively and vibrant fruit notes to mesh with the funk and electro-swing sound of most of the songs we looked at – though in practice this is a bit less fruity than what I had in mind so it’s probably best it found its way into the recording selection instead…
Still, such a good tea!