Between the Spooktacular festivities of Halloween and the graceful snowing of Christmas lies the colorful celebration of Bonfire night. A celebration dating back to the 17th Century, when a gentleman known as Guy Fawkes plotted to blow up Parliament and was thankfully unsuccessful. Now, in memory of that, every year we celebrate with a bonfire and fireworks. One Marxist sociologist, Louis Althusser, would argue that this is the perfect example of Ideological State Apparatus, but that’s another conversation entirely.
This November, here at BRUU HQ, we’ve handpicked the two best BRUU’s to enjoy along with the festivities, and we’re going to explain why...
1) Chai Fire
This explosion of flavour is made from whole chilies which tune up the sweet spiciness of the ginger. Spices from the Kerala plantation in India, the southernmost state on the west coast, bordering the Indian Ocean. We chose this as our number one tea for a reason. The combination of sweet and spicy make for a tasteful explosion, just like a firework! The chai line-up of spices rouse in the teapot, bubbling and building up tension whilst sweet spiciness lingers in the air like excitement. Its firework display of taste with every sip lingers a tingly sensation dancing around on your taste-buds, only to be blown away by the cinnamon and star anise sweetening and stealing the show!
2) Minty Gunpowder
A more contextually accurate BRUU. It’s an explosive high-grade gunpowder green tea with a refreshing spearmint kick. High-quality, Chinese gunpowder, finest American mint and an intense natural crisped mint flavour combine to a special taste experience. This tea symbolizes the gunpowder plot by Guy Fawkes, a tasteful insight into the treachery of the times. This BRUU also comes with a little questionable knowledge. Interestingly, it has been said that “Bonfire Night” is actually used to reinforce the dominate religion within the 17th Century. Burning a man on the fire, who is supposed to be Guy Fawkes, highlights the damnation of his catholic beliefs at the time.
So, even though you may not be celebrating tonight at an organised event, and instead in your garden with a variety fireworks box, you can always put the kettle on and get those tastebuds firing!