The wonderfully talented tea mistress Lydia of CeleryMoonDesigns has sent me her glorious Game Of Thrones tea to review! Oh sweet delicious and geeky tea, get into my belly! Lydia has devised custom house blends for each of the notorious Game Of Thrones families. She was kind enough to send me 3 blends: Caramel Stag (of House Baratheon), Black Blood (of House Greyjoy) and Dragon Kiss (of House Targaryen).
I would consider myself a new tea-er, but an avid one. I have been dabbling in the art of drinking loose leaf tea for some time now – there’s something meditative and magical about tea… sniffing the blends, taking it slow, and steeping a delicious brew. Let’s get straight into my om nommy experience with Lydia’s teas!
House Baratheon: Caramel Stag
Brew for at least 6 minutes then serve hot with honey and milk to taste. A popular tea that is delicious, rich and creamy with a pleasant aroma. The rooibos flavour is strong like Stannis, charismatic like Renly and full bodied, indulgent and decadent like King Robert. REDBUSH TEA, ALMOND, CARAMEL
I drank this tea straight, with no honey or milk – and it’s a good thing, because it’s perfect and sweet the way it is! It’s no wonder this is a popular brew, because it’s incredibly delicious. Like eating a Werther’s original candy, it’s not too overpowering, but it did make my taste buds sing a happy tune. This one was my favorite! I would pair it with some buttery cookies, or make it an after dinner brew.
House Greyjoy: Black Blood
Brew for 5 minutes then serve hot with honey or milk and sweeteners to taste. A simple but powerful black tea with a fresh taste of orange that cuts through the strong flavour. This tea once brewed is red like iron and like the Ironborn, strengthens the longer you brew it for. CHINA TEA, CEYLON TEA, ORANGE PEEL, RED SAFFLOWERS
This brew packs a punch, but it doesn’t overpower with the orange. It goes down easy, and for me, it did not need any honey, milk or sweetener. This tea picked me right up off the Iron Throne and tossed me off the edge of the Eyrie. It’s a perfectly peppy tea and a fabulous wake up call for the morning. Gods knows I love my caffeine. :3
House Targaryen: Dragon Kiss
Brew for 2 minutes then serve hot with a slice of lemon or cold over ice. Dragonwell leaves are the main part of this tea giving it warmth. The pineapple and papaya cubes make this tea more exotic than most and this unique appearing tea has a subtle strength, much like Daenerys. CHINA GREEN SENCHA, DRAGONWELL GREEN TEA, PAI MU TAN WHITE TEA, PAPAYA CUBES, PINEAPPLE CUBES, ROSE PETALS, STRAWBERRY PIECES
I drank the Dragon’s Kiss tea hot with no lemon to start, but I also tried it with lemon. I think the lemon detracted from the already amazing fruit flavor, so my recommendation is to drink this one straight up. For the record, I am not a huge fan of fruity teas, and usually go for a basic black or green… But this tea packs a pleasant punch and was absolutely divine! I can see how it would be tasty cold, so I’d also drink this one cold in the summer. The smell of this tea was my favorite. Divine!
All 3 of these teas blew me away with their unique and original flavors, powerful potency, and super great scents. It’s obvious Lydia has a gift for crafting these blends, and it has given me such a new found respect for the art of tea craft. I don’t know how you did it Lydia, but bravo – I highly recommend you all check out her Etsy and buy some of this delicious tea!
What Game Of Thrones tea collection would be complete without matching drink accessories? I made my tea experience extra full of Westeros awesomness with my Game Of Thrones wax seal sigil coasters and House Stark and House Targaryen mugs.
You’d better, hurry… Winter is Coming. Buy Lydia’s Game Of Thrones Unique Tea Blends Here!