We’re floating through space this week, providing humor and color to an otherwise black abyss with a Chamomile Citrus tea from Mighty Leaf, which you can purchase from select boutiques or online. The crews from Tin and Kaptara have taken giant leaps for mankind into the unknown, and the soft citrus flavor of this week’s tea will help you stay in stasis with them. Continue reading
Don’t forget to head into your local comic book store in the U.S. or Canada on Saturday for Free Comic Book Day! There are up to 50 books from different participating publishers this year.
Free Comic Book Day started in 2001, and has continued ever since. The number of comics that you can bring home depends on the individual shop’s policies.
Click here to find a participating store near you.
Here’s just a few of the books to look forward to.
We’re looking at sweet and sour family dynamics this week with an Acai, Pomegranate and Blueberry Green Tea from Private Selection, available in grocery stores or online. Ms. Marvel #14, Princess Princess and Lumberjanes #13 each bring up the different ways that family impacts someone — how it can inspire them to follow their footsteps, or to diverge.
The juxtaposing sweet and tart flavors of the tea will underline the diversity of families, the good, bad and the ugly. Remember, green teas burn easily, so your tea water should be slightly under boiling point to create your best cup.
We’re turning back time this week with stories that mix the past and present, extensively. It’s a marriage of flashbacks and (pre-)Flashpoints. While the first book incorporates flashbacks into the current storyline, the second is part of a larger publisher event that forces completely different timelines to interact. Continue reading
We’re facing a myriad of explosions and all out chaos this week that need a little bit of soothing to keep them tempered. The oolong provides a nice contrast to this week’s recommendations. A calm in the eye of the storm to help you navigate through all of the chaos. Which you might need, because this week gets hectic. Continue reading
We’re pulling a Persephone this week: partaking in forbidden fruit while we hang out with spirits. This week’s pairing will bring us to the fruity and tart world of Pomegranate White Tea, available from Trader Joes or online.
If you haven’t had white tea before, the process uses tea leaf buds and processes them as minimally as possible. It gives the tea a really light, smooth flavor that doesn’t usually have the same grassy taste that a lot of green teas have. Similar to greens though, white teas are a good source of antioxidants.
The hibiscus flowers and lemongrass in this tea will give it a vibrant tart flavor that’s fantastic both hot or iced. Continue reading
Their comic books range from sci-fi-fantasy adventures to classic hero origins to the downright comical, but they each give solid insight into the Expo and how incredibly diverse comics can be. Hex11 was one of the five nominees for the inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Award. Aero-Girl and its creators have been long-time recurring participants in the Expo. And Man vs Rock is bursting onto the Expo scene with — excuse me — rock solid enthusiasm.
We’re reading from both ends of the trigger this week, and drinking a fresh pot of Gunpowder Organic from Peet’s Coffee & Tea. You should be able to find a tin at your local Peet’s or online. It’s a grassy green tea, and unlike a lot of it’s siblings in the green tea category it’s notably bittersweet and bold.
It’s a week full of hitwomen, spies and bounty hunters. So hopefully this green tea will give you the little boost of caffeine that you need to alert your senses and get your heart pumping — without giving you a bad case of itchy trigger finger.