Tea and wine appreciation were on the menu at this year's Convergence, and I was pleasantly surprised to have a few interesting things to share this time. It's not every day that you meet other tea geeks, but it seems to be taking off among the 20-something crowd, much like the resurgence of knitting a few years ago. No longer just about your grandmother's cucumber sammies, or the domain of the middle-aged enthusiasts like myself, tea can find it's way into just about any context.
My place setting at the Who tea - iced Moroccan Mint tea, genuine apricot scones, finger sandwiches, savory cheese fingers, and a Tardis and Weeping Angel biscuit assortment
What would Sherlock Drink? This question was answered at the Geek Tea Tasting panel.
A nice Lapsang Souchong, but I suspect Holmes would have also been a fan of Darjeeling
A simple, but ingenious Tardis-themed table setting for the Victorian Lady Doctors Who-Themed tea
The Lady Doctors' event was fun for all ages - the costumes were as intriguing as the Who-themed baked goods
Included in the price of admission to the overall convention was as-much-as-you-can-drink tea and coffee (the latte line is always crowded) at the F2E2 room. Volunteers sling hot water and you have your choice of all kinds of loose-leaf and bagged tea varieties. It's truly one of the things that make this convention unique - regular attendees go through a bit of a withdrawal after returning home and not having tea and coffee "on demand" at any hour of the day.