With Halloween looming on the horizon things are getting just a little spookier – giggles turn into evil cackles, black cats abound, brooms become flying vehicles, and paranormal activity is at an all time high. If you’re anything like me, all this creepiness has distracted you from putting together the ultimate costume. Not to fear, Art of Tea to the rescue, just take cues from some of our brews. Here for your pleasure, four costume ideas inspired by our blends:
1. Art of Tea’s Rooibos Chai and Tali’s Masala Chai are two spicy numbers: infused with cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, and ginger they’re the perfect point of inspiration for an equally spicy costume. You can go the sassy route (the devil, a nurse) but remember, there is a very fine line between sassy and trashy. Get creative and dress up as a pepper shaker or even better, a chili. Assemble a crew and have each of your cohorts dress up as the spice of their choice – cinnamon, cardamon, clove, or ginger – it’ll be the hottest thing since the Fruit of the Loom crew.
2. Instead of whipping up a bowl of “blood punch” try something a little different:
brew Kauai Cocktail or Wild Red Tian Hu Shan tea– both brew a rich red color, which will surely delight both your vampire and zombie friends.
3. Art of Tea’s Ammo blend – hand tied cinnamon bark with star anise and licorice –
is the perfect complement to that Rambo costume you’ve been meaning to resurrect. After all, what would Rambo be without his Ammo?
4. Iron Goddess of Mercy: that’s right. I know it sounds a little intense but with some careful planning your costume will turn out as balanced as Art of Tea’s blend of the same name. Take some cues from the tea’s description: steeps an amber colored infusion with a full body and distinctive rich flavor notes of dark chocolate with hints of roasted chestnut and sun drenched raisins. I’m envisioning something like the Statue of Liberty but darker.