In Friday’s case, she is blessed with “Lexical-gustatory synesthesia , a rare form of synesthesia in which spoken and written language causes individuals to experience an automatic and highly consistent taste/smell response.” Wikipedia
So, I sent Friday a copy of my book, A Compilation Of Echoes, and asked if she would create a tea blend based on her experience of reading it. What she created is a delightful blend which she titled, Caged Heart.
The taste of this tea blend is bright yet subtly complex with an underlying cozy depth, with hints of honey and butter. It also has an amber hue reminiscent of the low-lit windows in my poem, Johnny's Tavern.
Previous to this, Friday had read the first novel in Emily Thompson’s adventure series, titled Clockwork Twist, and subsequently created the Clockmaker Tea blend. This blend tasted exactly like the tea that Emily’s protagonist, Twist, would drink.
I am ever so happy to announce the Caged Heart tea blend as a companion beverage to my poetry. To purchase this tea blend, click here, or request it by name on her website: Friday Afternoon Tea.
Image: Janice T