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#TeaTuesday with Edgar Allen Poe

Simpson Vail Tea's Literary Tea Collection has a few delicious blends to get you through spooky season, and beyond!

I am so excited to #partner with Simpson Vail Tea @svtea to bring you some of the teas from their Literary Tea Collection that are perfect for spooky season!

Today, I'm bringing you Edgar Allen Poe's Black Tea Blend, a dark, earthy blend of black and pu-erh tea, smoky lapsing souchong, bergamot oil, and beetroot, which turns the brewed tea a deep blood red! This unique, rich, boldly flavored tea pairs well with Poe's work, a mystery, or whatever else is on your Fall tbr!

I love the tins the literary teas come in! This one features a raven and looks great in my kitchen, displayed with my Halloween decor!

If you've been following me for long, you know I drink a lot of Simpson Vail tea and pair it here frequently! Simpson Vail Tea has been around since 1929 and is one of my go-to tea companies because I always know their quality and service will be top-notch.

Use code "READTHISANDSTEEP" for 10% off any of Literary Teas, or click the link at the bottom of the page to have the discount applied automatically!

Other blends in their Literary Tea Collection honor such authors as Beatrix Potter, The Bronte Sisters, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Frederick Douglass, and Maya Angelou, among others.

A green clothbound set of The Works of Edgar Allen Poe is pictured here. This set was published in 1921 and once belonged to my grandfather, so it is very special to me.

Fascinating facts about Edgar Allen Poe:

-he published his first book at age 18

-he was the first person to use the term "short story"

-he is often credited with inventing the detective story

-his interest in cryptography helped popularize cryptograms in newspapers and magazines

-NFL team the Baltimore Ravens, was named for Poe's poem "The Raven"

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before," --The Raven, published 1845.

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