Walt's Wild Ride
Walt's Wild Ride
Ingredients: Kanoka Assam black tea*, rose hips, elder berries, orange peel, & goji berries
* Contains caffeine (~1/2 cup of coffee)
Good for: Putting a pep in your step!
Tastes like: A robust, malty black tea with subtle, sweet notes of fruit
Makes you feel like: Zippin’ around town with your tongue out!
Art by: Sarah Jacoby
96 grams / 25 servings (2.5 tsp per 8 oz water)
Waltz Around Town
Walt’s Wild Ride is based off of my friend’s dog, Walt. He’s quite the character and people love the cover for Class Cat (featuring tuxedo cat, Henry Pepperoni) so it’s only fair we share a dog tuxie as well. This tea originated from drawing I made of Walt riding a skateboard down a hill with fruit in his mouth. Sometimes an image precedes the tea and it results in a fun blend…
Class Cat’s art was done by Henry’s owner, so keeping the theme, we used Walt’s owner, Sarah Jacoby. It’s a thrill to have a Sarah Jacoby original - she is a talent and a treasure. You may know her from her work in *cough* The New York Times *cough* or as the author and illustrator of her debut book, Forever or a Day. There’s even some people who remember her as the star player on their high school basketball team... I mean, how cool is that? She’s like Max Fischer from Rushmore!
As far as the tea goes, the Kanoka Assam Second Flush is a remarkable, malty tea. It resembles a from Assam stands its ground as a great Assam. On its own it resembles a delicious English Breakfast – full and bold. It’s paired lightly with a few fruity herbs to give it Walt’s “zip.” Rose hips, elder berries, and orange peel pep you up from the vitamin C, with goji berries sprinkled on top. Wanna go for a ride?
Vinyl Pairing: Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003)
Glasgow indie-poppers whose quaint sound makes for a good tea pairing. This particular release has as much pep in it as Walt riding ride a hill on a skateboard. A few B&S albums were remastered on vinyl a few years back, and this one sounds really nice!
Further Listening: If You're Feeling Sinister (1996); Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant (2000)