If you are not familiar with strawberry-milkshake-drinking, red-licorice-chewing Walter Bishop, you have been missing out on a great science fiction show. Personally, I think Fringe jumped the shark shortly after it started. I thought they had a great opportunity to have a new show like the X-Files, but in my opinion, they squandered it by focusing entirely on one very convoluted story arc. Having said that, we have several customers who are fans, and our friend LiberTEAs actually approached me about a Fringe-themed blend some time back. So here we have it. Caffeine-free (because I really don’t think Walter Bishop needs caffeine) honeybush blended with real freeze-dried strawberries and organic flavors. This is a delicious treat. I can totally imagine Walter sipping and enjoying it, with or without mind-altering substances added to it.
Those who are closest to me know that Walter Bishop is my favorite television character. No other character was able to elicit uncontrolled laughter and burst out in tears of sorrow more effectively than Walter Bishop who was masterfully portrayed by John Nobel. As you can read in the description above, I had been bugging Frank to make a Fringe-inspired tea and this tea was released on the day of the series finale. (Tears start rushing to my eyes just at the thought of that finale.)
Sigh! I loved that show!
I truly enjoyed this blend and I’m not sure if it was because it was named after my favorite television character of all time or if it was because it was just so good, but, I was overjoyed when one of our generous Kickstarter backers selected this tea to reblend as part of the “You Choose The Reblend” incentive because it allowed me to enjoy it once again.
I stuck close to the recipe, using organic honeybush, organic freeze-dried strawberries, organic, all-natural flavors and I added a couple of organic vanilla beans just to enhance the creaminess of the blend and added a hint of malt flavor because the only thing better than a strawberry milkshake is a strawberry malt milkshake!
Reblended for the 2021 12 Teas of Christmas box.
Ingredients: Organic Honeybush, Organic Freeze-Dried Strawberries, Organic Vanilla Bean & Organic, All-Natural Flavors.
Shake pouch. Use 3 1/2g to 12 oz very hot water (195°F). Steep 10 minutes. Strain.