The tea has hit the stores just in case you’re the type that prefers to settle down with a cuppa while you read! That way if you pre-ordered Stolen Petals you can have the tea in time!
This cup is rich and traditional in that breakfast tea sort of sense which I thought fit the steampunk tone, but then I spiced it up. I blended the Stolen Petals tea with rose petals (I know, I know, she’s the Brass Violet, but rose petals work better in tea :P), and then I chose juniper berries to represent the icier side of her nature. Altogether it’s a fragrant, floral cup.
Not only will my novelette, Stolen Petals, release on April 24th, but the Solstice Brews tea themed after it will as well!
To represent my main character Viola Embrees, I blended an Irish Breakfast tea which would befit any classy soiree. The rose petals were added to accentuate her elegance, since the perfume of those flowers in a hot cuppa are distinctive. I also included juniper however, to represent her cool exterior. While juniper isn’t as frigid as a cool peppermint, blending with the rose, it adds a fruity note to the blend overall, creating one of my favorite cups!
Hope you get to enjoy a cup while reading the steamy novelette!
This weekend, I’ll have a table at Jeff Mach’s Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire which will be taking place in Princeton, NJ!
If you’re an East Coaster, you won’t want to miss this 10th year celebration, February 20-22nd!
I’ll be vending for Solstice Brews, my tea company, but I’ll also be unveiling my Novel-Teas, so my readers can get a full experience while going through one of my novellas or novels!
An Airship Named Desire Tea- tart citrus earl grey
By the Sea Tea- Lavender, mint, and chamomile blend
Snatched Tea- Oolong, blueberry, and lemongrass
Poisoned Apple Tea- Honeybush, hibiscus, and dried apples
And last but not least, Stolen Petals Tea- Irish Breakfast, rose petals, and juniper
After they debut at Wicked, I’ll be making batches to put up at my Etsy shop.
Regardless, if you are going to Wicked Faire, come by my stand, even if you just want to talk writing! It should be an absolute blast!