Gail Carriger & Madame Askew Talk All Things Tea (Video)

Please welcome steampunk maven, mistress of Tea Dueling, and fellow lover of all things sacred leaf to the blog today, Gentle Reader.

Madame Askew!

In this video Madame Askew and I talk about all things tea related. We share our love, discuss blends, pairing, thoughts on where and when and who shoudl drink what and so much more.

Things discussed in this video!

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We sample 2018 Supreme High Mountain Jin Xuan Milk Oolong (thanks Sally). Apparently you drink oolong 2x, with two rounds of water.

We confess to which teas we like or don’t like and how we judge a tea house.

 Tea Dueling

Hints are dropped about Miss Gail and soggy biscuits.

Reticence book & covers

Gail’s opinion on time travel.

Bryan drinks Pu’er in the Sumage Solution

We compare teas to whiskey and dead bog people, then compare authors to teas.

Gail’s favorite tea: Twinings 1706 Strong Breakfast

We try Burt’s Guinness Rich Chili Potato Chips

Emotional feelings about pink and purple.

Gaslight Steampunk Expo

Yours, teacup to hand,

Miss Gail 

P.S. Speaking of costuming!

The amazing Jessica Maggie Lake Costumes did a Rue (from Prudence) costume for her final project. So amazing!

Find her on Instagram!  @jmlake_costumier

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One Response

  1. Rhiannon Lynn said:

    You’re pricelessly funny! A most educational video! 🙂
    Delightfully clever, ladies.
    Okay, there needs to be a tea called “Dragon’s Tongue”!
    Green tea with mint is my go-to in the local cafes when a friend and I visit the local market, as I don’t like coffee or black tea, so minty green tea (steeped for maybe a minute?) is really quite refreshing in this summer heat.
    Oh, and when might we expect “The Enforcer Enigma”?
    Our local market has a nice big tea stall, and most of it is organic. 🙂 Lannemezan in Haute-Pyrenees for future reference.

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