Killah Bee Tea
Killah Bee Tea
Ingredients: Cinnamon Chips, Sage Leaf, Gotu Kola Herb, Lemon Verbena Leaf, Strawberry Leaf, Rosemary Leaf, Hops Flowers, Suma Root, Stinging Nettle Leaf
Good for: The brain & body, energy & endurance
Tastes like: Cinnamon sage - brisk, robust, & aromatic
Makes you feel like: An invincible, powerful, gentle giant.
Protect Ya Neck (+ Everything Else)
I was the Wu-Tang kid back in high school – all my presentations in English class were centered around Wu-Tang (including an in-depth critical analysis on “Wu-Tang Forever”), while wearing a Wu-Wear jacket & kicks. The passion faded throughout the years, but the knowledge has not. Not every tea blender can make a true Wu blend… Here’s my take with Killah Bee Tea!
Rza - the sage of the group. Gza “the Genius” - gotu kola (brain tonic). Ol’ Dirty Bastard – a little hops for the drunk monk. Inspectah Deck – lemon verbena, an underrated herb that’s great on posse tracks. Raekwon the Chef – rosemary, a culinary herb. U-God – suma root, a/k/a Brazilian Ginseng (in reference to his “sippin’ on ginseng” line in “Triumph”). Ghostface Killah – strawberry leaf, great taste and a reference to his “strawberry kiwi” line in “Apollo Kids”). Masta Killa – stinging nettle, because the name alone sounds like a Masta Killa track. Finally, M.E.T.H.O.D. Man – cinnamon - the best flavor in the group, and a sweet kick even mainstream fans enjoy!
Vinyl Pairing: Gravediggaz – 6 Feet Deep (1994)
A deep cut from the golden era of hip-hop. This 1994 classic is among the finer releases of the Wu-Tang Family. The Gravediggaz were a hip-hop supergroup with fresh production from Prince Paul and hungry, witty rhymes from Rza, Frukwan, and Poetic (R.I.P. 2001). They each formed grim alter-egos and together cranked out a killer horrorcore album. If you’re a fan of jazzy hip-hop this is one to dig out!