Monday, January 25, 2010

Manly Tea, Hobbit Tea, Gold Tea & More

Specialty teas, anyone? Here news on several decidedly offbeat ones. First up, there's, a purveyor of tea for men. What exactly does that mean? Beats me, but they're offering a couple of bacon-flavored teas and a coffee tea, for starters. And, of course, the sounds kinda dubious beer-flavored tea. That's gotta be a first.

For something considerably less macho and with a fantastic sort of bent, have a look at the web site for Hobbit Tea, where you can lay your hands on such blends as Bilbo Baggins Breakfast Blend and Gandalf the Grey Tea.

From Den's Tea, comes Lucky Gold Tea, which they're offering thru January 31 as a 10th anniversary gift to customers who spend more than $30. They'll send you a bag of actual gold flakes and some sencha, which you can blend to make the tea. Here's what they have to say about it:

The gold flakes and 10 gram bag of Sencha are enough to make about three cups of lucky tea. Sprinkle the ultra thin gold flakes on your cup of green tea and cerebrate Den's Tea 10th Anniversary or any other important occasion this year. Since gold is an inert element, the gold flakes are safe to ingest and will not affect the taste of the tea. The combination of the gold and the tea are mainly for visual impact and Sencha Extra Green is the best tea to show off the gold flakes.

We've heard about wine and cheese pairing so often now that it borders on cliché. But how about pairing tea and cheese? More about this developing trend in this article from the World Tea News.

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