Taliesin’s Tonic (Organic Lemon Cinnamon Green Tea)

A closeup image of a small white bowl, shaped a bit like a pan, filled with a blend of green tea, lemon peel, and cinnamon filling it.

A bit back I had a plan for the day.

I was going to settle in and polish a couple of blog posts, and record the audio for at least one.

Tea seemed quite necessary to this process.

Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, I went to look at our tea selection and froze up. There are so many options on our tea shelves, and in our tea cabinet, and I love most of our tasty teas.  I couldn’t decide.

So I went to Twitter and the lovely sentients of #365teas.

A green was suggested.  That sounded nice.  Herbalist brain then informed me that I should have a green with lemon and cinnamon, to help my throat handle the potential many takes the audio might require.

To my surprise, this was not something I had created yet.

I put together a test cup, and it was perfect for the tasks I had planned.  I was actually a little annoyed with myself for only creating a test cup, because I wanted more.

Needless to say, it did not take me long to put together a test batch.  I’d been a bit too prolific with creating new blends that month, so it got set on our “name this once there is space in the take photos box” shelves.  It took a while to get around to it, and I actually ended up loosening the restrictions on number of teas in process, as it seemed goofy that I’d finished off the test batch before naming the tea.

I knew that I wanted to attach it to the bardic tradition somehow – but there are a lot of options there, strewn through various bits and pieces of fantasy and history and legend.

Brainstorming with Twitter led to the name ‘Taliesin’s Tonic’ – which suited quite well.

I’m not certain exactly how many versions of the Arthurian Legend I’ve read, but it is a long list, starting with Mary Stewart and Stephen R. Lawhead when I was small – with the most recent probably being Guy Gavriel Kay’s.  I cannot recommend his Fionavar Tapestry enough.

However, there is a drawback to having only SEEN a word.  No matter how many times you’ve seen it.

In preparing for recording this post, I discovered that I’ve been pronouncing the name of one of my favourite bards wrong for the entire time I have been aware that it was a word.

Granted, I’d never actually HEARD it until yesterday, and it is not exactly common use.

A small white bowl full of a blend of green tea, cinnamon, and lemon peel, surrounded by an array of tea tins, a bag of tea, and a small paper packet that could hold a single teabag. The labels read: "Taliesin's Tonic, Ingredients: High Mountain Green Tea, Lemon Peel, Cinnamon, (All Organic)."

Organic Ingredients:  High Mountain Green Tea, Lemon Peel, Cinnamon

Batch Size:  1.2 ounces, approximately 35-40 servings of tea

Options:  Loose Tea (Sample, Bag, Tin, LatchTin*), Teabags (Single, Sample, Bag, LatchTin*)

Purchasing:  Personal Shop, Etsy Store

*Our larger latchtin holds two batches of ‘Taliesin’s Tonic.’  On Etsy it is a separate listing than the primary.  If you choose the latchtin with teabags, we ask that you let us know whether you would like the overflow sent vacuum-sealed, or in our standard bags.  (Teabags take up much more space than loose tea.)

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