Summer of 2017. That is when Game of Throne fans have to wait until the next season. If only you could have heard me wailing when the last season’s final episode aired. . . Game of Thrones is one of those shows that either you are 100% in love with are not at all. I have yet to find a so-so fan. This show is one of the first ones that my hubby and I started to binge on when we first started dating. If you know the show, you can only imagine how uncomfortable that was for us, but we became addicted to the show first episode in. Anyway, let’s chat about this tea-a GoT fandomtea-Drogon from Grimoire Tea.
Drogon is the name of one of the dragons on GoT. He is sleek, dangerous, and probably the most powerful of the trio of dragons featured on the show. Which makes me wonder about this tea and the blend’s connection to the show. This is a tropical green flavored tea. You would think this blend would be a bold black tea with a chai twist. But I am so glad it isn’t!
When you first open up your gorgeous packaged bottle (they are dipped in wax!), you are immediately greeted with a sweetness followed by a tropical touch. There were huge pieces of pineapple and I loved seeing the pops of color from the blue malva flowers. I steeped up this tea using traditional green tea parameters and steeped the tea for about 3 minutes. The result?
A gorgeous simple yet vibrant tropical green tea with a pineapple background and a sweet twist. I swear I can detect mango as well or maybe that is just my brain messing with me! This blend packs a brilliant flair of tropical love in each sip. As wonderful as this tea is brewed hot, I know this tea would be dynamite as a cold brew. So I will save the rest for a cold brew session later this week.
Drogon from Grimoire Tea is a wonderful example of a very well done green flavored tea. All the flavors are well balanced and go so well with the sencha green tea base. Makes me wonder if this wasn’t made for the sweet chldlike side this dragon has whenever he is around the Mother of All Dragons.Regardless, this mama is loving it!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Grimoire Tea
Get lost in a binge watching session of Game of Thrones while sipping on this exotic tasting blend!
Blue Malva flowers
Sencha Green Tea
Each Grimoire Tea bottle can create 10-15 cups of tea, depending on your desired strength and brew style. Store your bottles out of direct sunlight, and in a cool dark place. For best taste, use tea within one year of purchase date.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Leaf Type: Black/Green
Where to Buy: Adagio
You’ll lose your head over your loyalty to this kingly brew!
Learn more about this tea here.
WARNING: POTENTIAL GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS
(But really this is season one so if you’re not aware of this you might be living under a rock…)
I have to say, I’m quite happy I watched enough GoT to understand the character reference here! I’ve really only seen the first two seasons and part of the third. I think the ingredients picked out by this blender are pretty well thought out too; though I do think there might just be a bit more “Fire” than “Ice” – although to be fair there certainly are a lot of very visable candy cane pieces in the dry leaf. Aun-Juli Riddle is a pretty good blender; in particular her Doctor Who blends tend to be pretty good and well thought out.
This is essentially a Chai, though an unconventional one, so I wasn’t the most excited about this blend because I’m not a Chai fan myself, but it came out pretty tasty! The clove is easily the strongest flavour here, and since that’s the one ‘conventional’ Chai spice that I personally feel you can never have too much of that works very well in my favor.
The rest of the flavour is pretty nice too; there’s an even dispersal of ginger, cardamom and cinnamon with just the faintest little touch of smoke from the Lapsang. It’s not enough smoke for people who are fearful of Lapsang to be worried about, though. The candy cane isn’t as strong as I expected given how much I could see in the leaf and the fact that this is inspired by Ned Stark which obviously ties into the whole “Winter Is Coming”/Ice thing. It is present, but subtly so and it’s more acting as a sweetener than really contributing any strong mint flavour. The finish is a little bit peppery, with maybe a touch too much cardamom.
Overall I think this is better than most Adagio fan blends though; they tend to get pretty muddled because blenders pick out ingredients that are either too similar so there’s no contrast or playing off one another or they pick ingredients that fit the ‘character’ but clash with one another/don’t compliment each flavour. This kind of avoids that for the most part, while still being fairly thoughtful.
I definitely wanted more “ice” – but maybe it’s poetic irony that the “fire” was the most dominant thing…