Rowena’s Wit (Organic Black Tea with Turmeric, Ginger, Ginseng, and Cornflower)

Many many moons ago, back in the early days of discovering that I could make teas just for flavour as well as for health – we created our first just-for-taste Potterverse tea.  “Beauxbaton’s Blend” led quite directly to the thought that eventually we should have teas for each Hogwarts house, as well as for Durmstrang.

In the intervening years we made a few more Potterverse teas – Minty Frog, Chocolate Cauldron, Weasleys’ Winter Warm-Up, Molly’s Morning Magic…  but I kept forgetting about the House teas idea.

I had notes scribbled down on various mini legal pads, but…

Recently I decided to dust off the idea, find the notes, and actually create the teas.

For Ravenclaw, my notes state:  “something good for long hours of studying and working.”

This meant black tea and ginseng, to start.  Conversations (mostly on Twitter) led to ideas regarding other aspects and elements that should be considered.  As with all the teas we crafted for the houses – we were trying to keep the house colours at least generally in mind, as well.  We added ginger for the zing, cornflower for a hint of sweet and a lovely blue, and turmeric…  because of the known eccentricity of many Ravenclaws.  Luna Lovegood being the first that comes to mind, but there have been others.  Additionally, turmeric is wonderful root for helping to ease the damage you can do to yourself by eschewing sleep in pursuit of things that fascinate.

Organic Ingredients:  Fair Trade Black Tea, Ginger Root, Eleuthro, Turmeric, Cornflower, Hawthorn

Batch Size:  4.8 ounces, approximately 60-65 servings of tea

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

Purchasing:  Personal Shop, Etsy

*If you order the teabags upgrade, there will be overflow, so we will need to know if you would prefer the extras sent in a vacuum sealed bag or in a second tintie bag.

** We are not officially attached to or licensed by or otherwise involved with any of the official agencies of the fandoms we homage. If any of these agencies have an issue with our teas, please let us know, and we will work things out.

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2 Replies to “Rowena’s Wit (Organic Black Tea with Turmeric, Ginger, Ginseng, and Cornflower)”

  1. Turmeric is a really good addition to any other tea blends. It gives color and added nutritional value. I like the combination of black tea, turmeric, and ginger.

    • As do I.

      Then again, I enjoy the taste of turmeric enough that I am willing to attempt combining it with just about anything.

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