Hello everyone, and happy Monday!
Days Till Release: 91—we’re exactly three months away!
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Today we’re talking tea, because much like their author, the characters in Sea are allllllways drinking it. 😄
Loose-leaf tea is where it’s at, and my favorite US brand is Harney & Sons. I LOVE most varieties of black tea, especially if it has a fruity flavor, like Black Currant or Harney’s Paris, but I love a stout English Breakfast or Earl Grey as well. I take my tea with a little bit of half and half and no sugar.
In terms of Sea’s characters, their favorite teas would probably be:
Talia – Strong, spicy chai. Lots of cream.
Wen – English Breakfast, with cream and a touch of sugar—when he remembers to drink it. Stone-cold cups of half-drunk tea are kind of his lot in life.
Caiden – Earl Grey, with a dab of cream and no sugar (he’s above sugar!).
Blaive – It doesn’t matter, as long as there’s cake.
The Baron – Old stale tea from the back of a cupboard, because he’s miserable and alone and he might as well remain that way.
Ayah – Wine.
Rahn – The tears of mortals, mixed with shadows and seawater.
And just for fun, here are some tea-ish quotes from Sea:
Attendants poured cardamom tea and spread breakfast onto the table.
She was absurdly drinking tea, steam curling up from the spout of a cracked earthenware pot, while the green glass lantern burned bright overhead.
The steward went down to the kitchen, where he began to prepare his master’s tea.
Talia sipped tea and ate sweet bread with raisins, staring down into the waves and trying to forget her dreams.
Wen sat scratching at a piece of music paper, the tea at his elbow untouched.
Well, I’m off to put the kettle on! Happy three months till release!!!!!
Until next time,