Geek Steep S2E9 – Star Trek: Lower Decks
So spoilers for our episode, but I did enjoy the fandom enough to keep watching outside of the initial episodes that Marika had picked for us. The bonus to continuing to watch was having a chance to redo my tea pairing with a better feel for the show.
It’s low hanging fruit, but I ended up choosing this Earl Grey variant. I’ve tried not to touch Earl Grey when doing Star Trek pairings because it’s just sooooo obvious, but having watched a few episode taking that direction of Earl Grey and choosing an unusually flavoured “variant Earl Grey” felt right because that’s kind of the heart of what this show is – a love letter to fans of Star Trek explored through a genre that’s never really been properly incorporated into the franchise.
I felt really good about this pairing because it was just fun and the series is also fun! Plus, this slightly more spicy and earthy turmeric Earl Grey is just a unique take in and of itself. I don’t reach for EG often in my normal tea drinking but I liked this one a lot in this context!