hi! do you have a favorite kind of tea? or if you could make a tea based off the characters of the magicians what would they be like?
This is such a cute ask omfg
Okay, so I think my favorite tea is either a blend I get at my local loose leaf shop, being “German Gingerbread” which tastes like gingerbread liquefied, or Wimbledon Blend, or perhaps Scottish Breakfast Tea.
As for the Magicians tea characters!
Quentin: Black tea, with black currant, rose hips and vanilla. This would feel warm, comforting and pleasant with a darker, richer taste too with a vague English vibe from the currant. It would be cozy but also feel kind of “Fillory,” which would make me think of Quentin.
Eliot: Assam black, with lavender and cloves. Floral and bold and with a hint of spice would give off a glamorous, powerful “Eliot” vibe. Cloves can be a pun off his smoking habit, and lavender can be a pun off Eliot himself. Between the flavor and the higher caffeine content, it’ll be fit for a king.
Alice: Green tea, peppermint and raspberry. This would be a really clean tea, and the peppermint would keep you alert and provide a small amount of snap to it, and the raspberry is there for sweetness. Together, I think it reminds me of Alice.
Janet/Margo: Rooibos with cardamom and cocoa powder. This would give her a nice color to start off with, and also a bit of sweetness, and some kick from the cardamom, and it would also just sort of feel lush and glamorous to drink in a way that fits Queenly Margo/Janet.
Penny: Green tea with jasmine & holy basil. This would be a somewhat bitter green tea, not quite as cozy as a black one, but also with a lot of body, flavor and a certain floralness to it.
Julia: Black tea with rose hips, cardamom & coriander. I like this, because it could be kind of bitter and have a spicy note to it, but it could also be prepared simply feeling grand and pleasant, and it makes me think of demigoddess Julia.
This was a really fun ask to do and I did a lot of thinking! Thanks!