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crime & monocle

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created by: Christa Y
The Penguin, a.k.a. Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is among the most easily-recognizable Batman villains, with his penguin-oriented shape (meaning: round), assorted umbrella weaponry, and of course, “instant high class” monocle. Usually portrayed as a well-connected and well-dressed gangster across his various comic, film, and television interpretations, Penguin is something of a villain from another time -- first appearing in 1941, he is arguably the series’ most Damon Runyon-like character. (Look him up, fellow bookworms!) As such, his classically-notorious tea combines the classic, upper-crust, vanilla-and-bergamot flavor of earl grey moonlight, sweet almond ceylon for slightly-nutty styling, and a hint of smoky lapsang souchong to represent the shadows of nefarious plans, awk awk awk.

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blended with black tea, lapsang souchong, orange peels, natural almond flavor, blue cornflowers, natural vanilla flavor, natural bergamot flavor, natural creme flavor

teas: earl grey moonlight, almond, lapsang souchong

steep at 212° for 3 mins
The Gotham Cup is proud to serve a hot cup of justice for the Batman fan in all of us. Whether you’re a jaded-hero devotee or a defeat-and-sometimes-pity-the-looney-villain enthusiast, this fandom offers plenty of layered character brews to suit all bat-tastes. On a more personal note, while I cannot name the precise day, nor the hour, when I realized that I was kind of a big semi-secretive Batgeek, I still bear an unflagging enthusiasm for the beloved animated series of my childhood, as well as incredibly silly reruns of the 1960s television classic, the Golden and Silver Age comics (a.k.a. our extremely campy comic grandfathers), and various postmodern Bat-iterations as well, from graphic novels to 20th century films to the 21st century Nolanverse to various all-versions-welcome video games. Long live Gotham City, and long live tea!
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