F*king strong in caffeine but mellow in flavor, with a god@mn balance of warming spices and a sweet f*cking hint of citrus. Like our favorite politician, this tea is to be enjoyed, but never underestimated.
Avasarala quickly became one of my most favorite characters ever. Politically savvy, impatient with bureaucracy although adept at it, dedicated to saving lives, and freely utilizing the language of a sailor. Her no-nonsense approach, both as a woman and as an elderly person, is delightful to read. And since she's an avid caffeinated tea-drinker in the books, I wanted to honor her with a pairing of two black teas that balance each other well. And then, of course, ginger for her fiery temper.