Elementary: A Sherlock Tea

Posted September 13, 2016 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Teas / 1 Comment

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Time to premiere our Sherlock Holmes tea! I had a lot of fun developing this blend. As I’ve stated in the past, Adagio Teas already has a TON of unique Earl Grey blends, so I decided not to make an Earl Grey, even though it was the first flavor to occur to me.

Plus, Sherlock actually isn’t the biggest fan of tea in the books—he prefers coffee! So I decided to make a coffee-inspired tea blend. It’s been a long time since I played with Adagio’s mocha-flavored teas (the last time was when I made a Hercule Poirot tea), so I got to step outside my comfort zone a little bit. I knew I wanted something smoky and intense to evoke the feeling of a wood-paneled Victorian study, a roaring fireplace, and pipe smoke. Adagio’s Mocha Nut Mate with a little Gunpowder Green tea did just that! 🙂

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Elementary: A Sherlock Tea

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A robust, earthy blend with a strong taste of coffee accented with nuts and pipe smoke. Sure to keep you warm while chasing criminals through the streets of London!

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This tea reminds me a lot of the chocolate mocha tea I made for Hercule Poirot back in the day. Since it uses the same Mocha Nut Mate base, it has a similar coffee flavor, but this one is stronger and less sweet (closer to a true coffee) than the Poirot tea. Instead of chocolate, I mixed in more hazelnut tea to amplify the nut flavor. I also mixed in some Gunpowder Green tea, which gives it some delightful smokey notes, and added a little yellow marigold for color. The perfect blend to rev up your brain for a night of sleuthing!

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