Halloween Franken-Tea

Our new favorite Halloween treat with a few tricks!

“When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?

-Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Our NEW Mary Shelley Green Tea has arrived just in time for all of your spooky Halloween shenanigans.

The Treat

Tea was an essential part of Mary and Percy’s daily lives and it is recorded that they favored black tea that was sweetened. After learning of the plight of slaves on sugar cane plantations they boycotted sugar and, not liking unsweetened black tea, they switched to drinking plain green tea.

Since there are no references to tea in Mary’s writings, the inspiration for this blend came from the green tea she enjoyed as well as popular foods and flavors found in countries they visited during the time of the writing of Frankenstein, namely blackberries and chocolate. We incorporated both into this green tea blend and added sweet blackberry leaf as a nod to Mary’s sweet tooth.

This heavenly blend brews up to a golden color with a sweet fruit taste and an undertone of chocolate that will elevate your taste buds. Inspired by Shelley’s eloquent words in Frankenstein, “I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven…”.

While this flavorful green tea is amazing on its own, we’ve decided to add a few Halloween tricks to make it a party staple. Pick up your favorite spooky mug and let’s get started!

The Trick

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Start your kettle

    Bring to approx. 180 degrees. DO NOT BOIL.

  2. Combine Mary Shelley Green Tea, Butterfly Pea Flowers, Lemon Peel, and Ginger Root into a t-sac or infuser.

    Add to water and steep for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add your favorite Halloween Treat like these Frankenstein Cupcakes for the full effect.

  4. Multiply this recipe, ice, and add to a clear pitcher creating a spooky green, alcohol-free Halloween drink.

Allegra
Allegra
Allegra
In 2016 I started, while in college, working at Simpson & Vail. I've enjoyed exploring the world of teas and decided to combine my love of tea with my passion for the great outdoors by creating the National Park Tea Collection.

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