Norwegian black metal multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Sylvaine (aka Kathrine Shepard) has established herself as a leading figure on the Scandinavian scene with her mix of classically influenced arrangements, choral vocals, crushing guitar riffing and shoegaze drones.
The diverse and frequently epic-length tunes heard on her third album Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone made her the first female artist to be nominated for a Norwegian Grammy in the metal category. The multi-instrumentalist’s latest offering Nova, released March 4th this year, is a deeply emotional journey, swinging like a pendulum between meditative spirituality and raw vulnerability, solidifying Sylvaine’s place at the apex of the atmospheric metal pantheon.
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Sylvaine & brutaliteas present:
apples aligned, coming undone!
Apple Créme Brûlée Loose Leaf Tea
Inspired by Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone
A warm and sweet blend of Ceylon black tea & Gunpowder green tea with apple, cinnamon, and créme brûlée flavors!
What would you like others to know about your custom blend?
Autumn is probably my favorite season, with all its beautiful color changes and all the yummy produce that appears around this time of year. I’ve always had a strong love for warm spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and so forth, so when I got the opportunity to do this collaboration with Brutaliteas, I really wanted to make a blend that utilized those warm flavor notes. Apples being one of the trademark fruits of fall and also a wonderful partner for all of these spices, became the natural base flavor for my blend, in combination with notes of vanilla and caramel, alluding to the classic French dessert créme brûlée. Being a huge fan of everything sweet, I’m super excited to present this black dessert tea to all of you, hoping you will dig it just as much as I do! The best way to enjoy a big cup of this apple créme brûlée tea, is during a cold autumn/winter evening, curled up under a blanket and playing some season appropriate music (did someone say October Rust...?). If you in addition are able to pair it with either a burning fire, moon light or some beautiful nature landscapes, you are all set!
What do you love about tea?
Not only is it a highly comforting, classy beverage, but I love how there’s endless amounts of different types of tea and so many different flavor combinations to be tried. As a person who doesn’t drink alcohol, tea has become my beverage of choice when I want to treat myself to a cup of something special, really reveling in trying different blends, especially when out traveling. There are also actual health benefits connected to certain types of tea, which is a great bonus.
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