‘Browncoat’s Desperation’ is one of a very few of our teas that started as a name, and the taste conceptualization followed later.
We’d been discussing the ‘Battle of Serenity Valley,’ which branched out into talking about war in a more general sense. Both of us like alternate history, as well as science fiction with a military connection. However, our tastes run to the more realistic, both in problems faced during conflict (and by soldiers), as well as preferring to see actual viable tactics and strategies used.
At some point during this, Mister Tea had a Eureka! moment, and suggested that we create a tea based in chocolate called “Browncoat’s Desperation.”
The conversation wandered about a bit, as they so commonly do, and we ended up touching on various kinds of exhaustion and the differing effects they can cause. And how, eventually, the standard stimulants (such as caffeine) just seem to bounce off, and, at the same time, you are too wound up to actually find sleep.
‘Browncoat’s Desperation’ was designed to be an energizing, but in a way that takes a bit of the edge off of things. It is a comfort to me on the days when I just have to keep going a little bit longer, but I need to be able to relax after.
However, it is quite tasty any time of day, any situation, and has been used to replace coffee in the mornings.
Organic Ingredients: Fair Trade Roasted Cacao Nibs, Roasted Chicory
Batch Weight: 7 ounces, at least 40 servings of tea
Options: Loose Tea (Sample, Bag, Tin, *Latch-Tin), Teabags (Single, Sample, Bag, Latch-Tin)
*The Latch-Tin is the closest we currently come to bulk tea. For ‘Browncoat’s Desperation’ our Latch-Tin holds 14 ounces of tea. On Etsy it is a separate listing.