The best tea is fandom tea! Check out the HeTEAlia blends on Adagio Teas. I created these blends myself because there didn’t seem to be any good Hetalia fandom teas available so I made my own. if theres a character i’m missing that you’d like a tea for just let me know and i’ll get right on it!
Thanks to the new Pillars of Eternity Discord chat and a need to reorder some Adagio tea blends, I’ve added a new project to my summer to-do list - there’s a shocking lack of PoE teas in the fandom blends at Adagio and I aim to fix that. :-D Someone in the Discord suggested calling them Cafe Nua and I think I may go with that. Aloth’s tea is up first - a blend of Earl Grey and Blueberry. Next step: Figure out names for these blends…just go with the character name? Or maybe class i.e. this is the Wizard tea? Or some clever wordplay? Decisions, decisions…
Are you ready for 221B Con? We are, and once again, we’ve got a suite full of fun ready for our listeners and friends! Here’s what we’ve got planned so far:
7:00 pm:Suite opens: Let’s get this party started! 9:00 pm:TAB watchalong: M requires your presence Midnight: Porny bedtime stories: Just come to listen, or bring your favorite
smutty fic tidbit to read aloud to the group. Please try to limit your
selection to under 500 words, around 3 minutes reading time. All ships welcome! 2:00 am: Suite closes: Because we need to sleep eventually.
11:00 am:Suite opens: Come make tea or grab a coffee, it’s the first official con day! The suite is open all day for hanging out, knitting, writing, playing CAH, and so on. If you need a place to chill, come say hi! 7:00 pm:
Check, Please! meetup: OMG! You may find a Zimbits squee-fest or we
might be wrist-deep in pie crust tutorials, you never know. Bring your
flow and a thirst for chirps, y'all. 10:00 pm:Flash Fic with @emmagrant01 (18+): Emma’s famous and fun flash fic
challenge has a porny cousin, and it’s this event. We’ll provide the
prompts and you bring the zany, sexy ideas. Come spin the Wheel of Kink! No writing
experience necessary. Midnight:Porny Mad Libs with @alexxphoenix42: We provide the story outlines, you provide
the nouns, adjectives, and adverbs. These aren’t your family roadtrip mad
libs! 2:00 am:Suite closes: We might sleep, eventually.
10:00 am:TPP Live Podcast (NOT IN SUITE - see con schedule): join us for a live recording to be featured in a future episode! Topic: Shipping in the Sherlock Fandom. 11:00 am: Suite opens: oh yeeeah 2:00 pm:Femslash Meetup with @fffinnagain: We love the ladies! Bring your headcanons, ship squee, plot bunnies and love of all things female. 3:00 pm:Hamfords and Teawith @drinkingcocoa-tpp and @mydwynter: Need a mid-day
pick-me-up? Mydwynter will feature samples of his Adagio tea blends and
DrinkingCocoa will provide Hamford ingredients. Come celebrate
Stamford’s favorite sandwich and find a new tea obsession 4:00 pm:Hamilton Singalong (NOT IN SUITE - see con schedule): Even if you’ve
never listened to this popular musical, you won’t want to miss what
we’re guessing will be a very energetic sing-along session. We’ll
provide lyrics and we’re crossing our fingers for some Hamilton cosplay! 10:00 pm:Stag Night, feat. burlesque and a pinata: @unknownsister and @intricatearticulation bring back Stag
Night in a bigger and better space! Featuring fabulous burlesque
surprises, giveaways, and a porny pinata - because it’s not con until you’re beating
an elephant for a packet of lube. 2:00 am:Suite closes: No really, some sleep will definitely be needed at this point. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.
10:00 am:Suite opens: Last day! No long faces, friends, for we have a whole glorious day ahead of us. 10:00 am:Flash Ficwith @emmagrant01 and @mydwynter (all ages): Not up for the porny
version? Try a tamer exercise with fun prompts and some
writing time - then we read aloud! Noon:Mycroft Meta with @fffinnagain: Is he a really a rubbish big brother? Does he only have 3 years to live? Come discuss all the theories in this open roundtable. 3:00 pm: The @reading221b group is hosting a live book club-style discussion of Left Unsaid by @thesardine. All are welcome! 9:00 pm:Straggler’s Party: Still here and wondering where everyone has gone?
Come wind down with us. There will probably be some free shit to take
home as we clean up. Midnight:Suite closes: Sunset on another amazing weekend with our fandom friends. Aww. <3
I really love the designs of your OCs! If I may ask, how do you usually think of a character? Is it an active process or do you get random ideas? Oh, and have you thought about possibly making Adagio tea blends for some of your characters?
I don’t actually know enough about tea to make actual tea blends for my OCs… Like, I’ve only had tea maybe a grand total for 3 times in my life.
As for how I make up characters, there are two different processes:
99.9% of the time, a character is made from pure, self-indulgent aesthetic. I’ll get an idea for a character and think it’s cool and then I’ll draw it. I’ve only come up with a character because I didn’t have anyone else who could fit the role I needed filled in a story a handful of times! Usually I can just re-purpose an old character to fit the bill, but sometimes you just don’t have anyone that will work and you gotta start from scratch!
Baltahzar Jones (aka Reuben Hudson) now has an official tea. Because Balthazar is so calm and his music so relaxing, his tea is a chamomile tea, that also include mint and rooibos. There’s also some spearmint included (which is not a compliment to a Pedro blend what are you talking about?)
You can save $5 with GC 6109278848. AND because Balthazar is part of a ship you can get 10% off of both Balthazar and Pedro’s teas. The international shipping costs are not great but the best way to circumvent that is through a large group orders.
PS NMTD fans and cast members, I have no idea how to let Reuben know this is a thing so if someone could pass this on that would be great!
letslipthedogsofwar That’s right you have your own tea now as well! I figured in celebration of impending #LLL, All Around Great Guy and The Prince of Messina needed a tea! This is the Pedro Donaldson blend: Citron Green Tea, Spearmint and Gunpowder tea. It’s refreshing, grassy with a taste of bitter (cause he got a little mean towards the end). But it is still bright and clean cause he is still a good guy beneath the Trash Prince.
You can save $5 with GC code 3493806172. And while you are at it you can purchase other NMTD teas in the collection! DISCLAIMER: The shipping prices outside of the US are ridiculous! If anyone wants to do international shipping the best method is to one large group order together.
As always the credit for this amazing artwork goes to wholelottaductape. This could not happen without her!