A little bit back I was asked to create a custom tea. I was sent a sample of a favored tea that had been discontinued, in order to create a Desert Sage Natural version of the flavour set.
It required creating a blend of three teas to start. Rooibos, Mate, and Black tea. As has happened before, we liked the blend of teas that were the first step towards the custom tea, and decided to keep it.
I’d never played the Zelda video games, but I’d had enough exposure to fans that my brain immediately spit out “Triforce Tea” as an option for the name. As I was tutored in the ways of Zelda by Mister Tea’s uncle, my little brother, and a couple of others in our tea naming group, the idea expanded. The blend of teas would become our “Triforce Tea” and then I would create a blend for each goddess, building each blend around one of the teas in ‘Triforce Tea.’
For Din, I chose the Rooibos as the foundation. Red is the colour of fire, and I thought would give a good visual for the tea. We chose cinnamon because it has a bit of heat and a lovely spice, and cacao nibs for the grounding they can give to a flavour set.
I continue to enjoy working with rooibos, and have several more blends involving it planned.
Mister Tea and I are also finally beginning our own journey through Zelda. More on that as we progress.
Organic Ingredients: Rooibos, Fair Trade Roasted Cacao Nibs, Cinnamon
Batch Size: 3.9 ounces, approxiamtely 30-35 cups of tea
Options: Loose Tea (Sample, Bag, Tin), Teabags