Tea of the Day: Earl Grey Lavender by Adagio Teas
Description: Our Earl Grey Lavender benefits from the addition of lavender flowers, which have a long history of medicinal, culinary and household use. For one, their sweet, floral fragrance is notably soothing, invoking relaxation. Combined with the classic blend of Earl Grey’s citrus and a hint of cream, it is sure to become a quiet time favorite.
Dry tea smells almost like candy with its citrusy and flowery sweetness
Liquor is a clear red-brown in the cup
Steeped tea has a similar scent to the dry. The flavor is a bit lighter than most earl grey, and the lavender makes it less a breakfast tea and more of an afternoon/evening drink.
Adding sugar makes the citrus flavor more robust in the first taste, with the lavender rounding out the finish. The tea is a touch astringent, but that’s nothing a dash of milk wouldn’t fix
Tea Rating: 4/5
Today, a shameless plug and book review for a new book co-authored by my good friend K.T. Munson
Back of the book blurb: Fire and Frost; no two nations have ever been so divided. Only two bridges across the great River Gora connects them and their long standing hatred. When spring comes early the Frost Nation looks upon the Fire Nation with suspicion. Soon they will discover that the rising rivers, warmer temperatures, and the quakes are all a result of something far more terrifying then each other. When the world seems to turn against them they will only have each other to look to. Can they put their differences aside long enough to fix their planet?
They must or face extinction.
The very first thing that I noticed is that although this book has two authors, there is very little change in voice or writing style between the two authors, which makes the story easy to read.
From start to finish, this book keeps your attention, moving along at a rapid pace that keeps you on the edge of your seat, keeping you guessing right up until the end. That being said, the story is not light on character depth or development; each of the principle characters has depth and evolves as the story goes, so much so that characters I did not like at the start had me cheering at the end.
My only real complaint is that some aspects of the resolution of the story seemed to come out of nowhere, making me wonder if there had been some hint at these things that I just missed.
All in all, a good read that I would recommend and will likely read again.
Book Rating: 4.5/5