A lot of you still asked for Being Human teas to be next, and I promise I’ll do label art for them as soon as I finish up the rest of the dwarfs! But to thank you for your patience, here’s a preview of what the blends will be:
- George [Chamomile, Earl Grey Moonlight, Lemon Balm] Calming Chamomile and smooth earl grey blended to help you recover from your roughest nights each month. (Also balm, get it? It’s a joke.)
- MItchell [mocha nut mate, lapsang souchong, chestnut, chocolate chips, cinnamon] A dark, robust blend for those normally stuck on coffee. Guaranteed to keep you up all night, for various reasons.
- Annie [irish breakfast, snowbud, kukicha] A blend for someone that enjoys tea for the sake of tea, and just can’t quite stop making cuppas. While this blend can’t really seem to make up it’s mind about what it should be, with some careful handling it proves to be smooth and just a bit sweet.
I might do more characters, IDEK I just have a lot of feelings about these guys.
Mostly to keep this straight in my own head, here’s the order I’ll be releasing new teas over the next few weeks:
- Being Human UK (sometime really soon)
- Special Mini Comic + tea for FLUKE
- Special New Sherlock Blends for 221b Con
- Star Trek for C2E2
- man I don’t know sometimes I do stuff at the drop of the hat.
- But this is what I WANT to do
HOW TO MAKE HANA-TEA
- Boil some water. Any amount is fine, as long as it fills your cup a bit less than 3/4 of the way. I usually boil a bit extra in case someone else wants some tea.
- While the water is boiling, I like to stick the teabag in the cup or teapot. I make black tea most often, it’s my “normal tea.”
- Once the water has finished boiling, fill a cup or mug or teapot or whatever you want to steep your tea in about 5/8 full with the hot water.
- Wait about 3-8 minutes, depending on how strong you want your tea. The stronger, the better, in my opinion, which means wait longer.
- After it’s steeped, dispose of the teabag and fill the cup to about 7/8 full, the next 2/8 with milk (or milk substitute if you’re vegan/lactose intolerant/etc.)
- I tend to like my tea sweet, but I never use sugar with my tea. Instead, I use sweetener. Now, there’s many different kinds of sweetener, so I can’t say the exact amount you should use, but if you want to use sweetener, I’d recommend using a slight bit more than the serving size (i.e. serving size = one pack, use one and a half packs/two packs, depending if you like sweet tea or not).
- Stir it all together with a spoon and enjoy!
Now, on using this way for the first time, I’d recommend making a smaller cup of tea first in case you don’t enjoy the way the tea tastes. You can try different kinds of tea using this preparation method and see if you like those better. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
- 40% almond oolong
- 30% lapsang souchong
- 30% tiger eye
- lemon verbena inclusion
- rose hips inclusion
The Hugh Laurie has a bit of a bite, combining sharp notes of Lapsang while being mellowed out by a dose of almond oolong, the tiger eye rounding it out to give it a bit of a tang to roll around on the tongue.