Fury of Charybdis - Ginger Mint Herbal

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Fury of Charybdis - Ginger Mint Herbal
Blended In-House — Caffeine-Free

A sight of terror for any on the high seas is a vicious whirlpool in their path. None so terrifying than the living whirlpool of the Strait of Messina, Charybdis. First appearing in The Odyssey, our hero Odysseus narrowly avoided this sea-dwelling beast, supposed to swallow huge amounts of water to suck up her prey, creating the maelstroms ships would struggle to avoid.

This herbal tisane feels decidedly reminiscent of such a monstrosity. Chopped ginger and peppermint wrap around a butterfly pea petal base to create a blend the color of rough ocean waters and the flavor of a storm in your mouth. It goes in relatively smooth with complex popping flavors, then grabs your tongue on the way down with a powerful aftertaste. This one is perfect for any who crave potent, intense flavors, but either can't take or don't desire the caffeine. Don't mistake the lack of caffeine for relaxation, though; the Fury of Charybdis won't put you to sleep by any means.

Brewing Suggestions

  • Use 7g (≈1 tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
  • Use boiling (100°C/212°F) water
  • Steep for 4 minutes, strain leaves, and enjoy!
    • Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra minute!
    • Too strong? Take off a minute, or use 5g of leaf instead!
    • Too light? Kick it up another minute, or use 10g of leaf instead!
    • Wanna do a tea latte?
      • Use 10g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
      • Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
      • Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
      • Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!
  • Note: Based on customer consensus, we suggest this one hot, or as a hot latte. It is not very well received iced.


Organic Indian ginger root, Thai butterfly pea petals, Organic American peppermint, and Organic Chinese licorice root. 




. . . Tempest in a teapot! Agh! Obvious. How'd I miss that?

1 Review

  • 5
    as tasty as it is beautifil

    Posted by Jonathan Wolters on 15th Mar 2019

    Wonderful blend of mint and ginger with a hint of licorice at the end combines with an amazing color to provide a unique drinking experience.