Geek Steep S2E11: The Saga Of The Swamp Thing
This was my first pairing during my initial read through of the comic. Sure, picking a tea called “Swampthing Matcha” does seem like low hanging fruit, but ever before I realized I owned a matcha with this name steeping (er, whisking) up a matcha was on my shortlist of ideas. That green chlorophyillic profile just seemed super appropriate!
This is a lavender and lime flavoured matcha that in general I just love. However, I realized pretty quickly into the comic that it wasn’t as perfectly paired as I wanted. The matcha and general green colour fit so well (especially as we began exploring the concept of “The Green World” within the comic) but the actual flavour was a little too bright and lively. I felt overall like I was having too much fun? And, like – fun is important when reading a comic and drinking tea! But, this was a more “whimsical fun” type of vibe which just didn’t suit the psychological horror genre and very grand writing style of Moore.
Thankfully it took more than one night to read through the comic so I got to get in a redo – tasting note for the redo to come next…