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Shield Maiden

Shield Maiden

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This blend is inspired by The Lord of the Rings. Check out the entire delicious collection here!

For those who fear a cage and refuse to be bound, the field and meadow and dark wood are calling. A celebration of elderflower hums alongside fierce wild herbs and deep caramelized earth. Find your strength mirrored in this cup and rejoice!

Ingredients: Elderflower, pink peppercorn, roasted dandelion root, ginkgo, cacao nib, shavegrass

Steep at 185° F or 85°C for 3-5 min

Approximately 0mg of caffeine per cup

Blend by Greg

This blend is available 9/1-3/3 in our Fall & Winter fandom rotations!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Good sample!

Received this as a sample with the most recent order. Not something I'd usually pick up, though I love the theme. Smells sweetly herbal, but that has me expecting it to taste a bit like brewed straw (sorry, a few too many attempts at trying varieties of herbal tea at festivals creates a strong expectation!) The elderberry is a nasal sweetness. Something is juuuust a hair tart in there to balance it. The cacao and dandelion are a subtle earth note in the background and that hint of pink peppercorn really adds interest. I have been picking up more decaf infusions for later in the evening, and this is really lovely for it. And who can't do with a bit of ginko?

a tea for healing

This tea has a lovely, subtle smell and flavor; perfect for meditating on as you wind down at the end of a long day. If you were a horsey child (or still are one, at heart), then the shavegrass will definitely get you in the fond nostalgia for the clean-barn smell. It's also excellent for sneaking to your hard-working loved one when it's time for them to put the books down and go to bed: a few cups in and you're so warm and cozy that nap time is coming whether you want it to or not!

A fearless, warm cup!

"Shield Maiden" was a purchase borne out of both my love of Tolkien and sheer curiosity: I'd never had a tea with these ingredients all alongside, so I wasn't sure how they'd taste in the same cup. The aroma of this tea is unique: heavy on the cacao, but also rich and earthy from the dandelion root. A lighter steep leaves a more grassy finish, but the rich, cozy and bold earth comes out the longer you steep. A pleasant surprise, and I'll get more when it next comes around!