We’re starting a new initiative for The Tea House, our GW2 guild. Each month we are sending all guests one of the favourite foods used by our individual characters. So, if you are a guest of The Tea House, you should receive a mail near the start of each month with some free samples. Each mail will also have a few words from the recommending character explaining why they enjoy that food.
For non-members, our chosen food will be posted here, along with all relevant links to help you buy or make the food for yourself.
January – Chocolate Omnomberry Creams
Recommended by Kiara Starell (Human Chronomancer)
Chocolate and sugar whipped through rich buttermilk and topped with a pitted Omnomberry, what’s not to love about this luscious confection!
As an active Chronomancer, I regularly use these little treats. The added concentration really helps me get the best out of Alacrity and Quickness. I always have boons of some sort up, allowing me to take full advantage of the most refined Magic Find bonuses of any food in the world.
February – Tropical Peppermint Cake, Mango Pie and Bowl of Candy Corn Custard
Recommended by Sinda Flameweaver (Charr Dedicated Fire Tempest)
A piece of home cooked delicacy is just the thing for those moments when you feel like the whole world is beating on you and your life hangs in the balance! It reminds me of everything I’m fighting for and so often it’s the very thing that gives me back the will to live and continue the fight despite the cuts and bruises.
Until recently, Mango Pie was my favourite pick-me-up, I always have it on me and when the world becomes overwhelming, I quickly open my bag and indulge myself.
I have since become fond of Tropical Peppermint Cake, a refreshing delicacy that provides an extra boost. For the younger ones, Bowl of Candy Corn Custard is perfect, easy to eat, lasts well and gives xp.
March – Bowl of Seaweed Salad
Recommended by Faelaryn (Sylvari Utility Tempest)
Fresh, invigorating and packed full of valuable nutrients. Contrary to rumor spread by some ignorant people; a Sylvari eating a salad does not constitute cannibalism.
Armed with a scepter and warhorn, I find I have to be really near the action to provide the best possible support. For me, being still for just one moment can mean death, so I am constantly on the move. As such, I get the maximum value out of this salad 100% of the time. Not only does it help me run faster, but it also provides a much needed boost to my spells with a solid increase to overall damage output.
Recommended by Kelletti Starell (Human Dragonhunter)
There’s nothing quite like a good roast meat dinner to make you feel at the top of the food chain!
A Plate of Coriander Crusted Meat Dinner is perfect for those times when your compatriots have abandoned you, leaving you to fight to the death on your own. When things get visceral, and I swap from my longbow to my hammer, this is perfect for besting even the worst of the enemies a dedicated Dragonhunter faces during the course of a days’ work.
May – Minotaur Steak
Recommended by Katja Moonchaser (Norn Ranger)
I don’t want to be stopping all the time to prepare food while on a hunt. I want something that gives me an edge in combat, but which is also cheap enough to have all the time and lasts long enough that I won’t go hungry while I’m on the prowl chasing elusive prey.
I first learnt about Minotaur Steak from an Ogre by the name of Naknar, who shared it with me after I helped him with some Branded on his land. I’ve since learnt that almost anyone can make it without the recipe, so long as you have the required ingredients. Sure, there’s better food out there, but I’m not one for fancy dining. I just want something hearty that fills the belly and keeps me sharp on the hunt. A spicy hot Minotaur Steak does just that.
June – Lucky Drake Tails
Recommended by Maekki (Asura Scrapper)
July – Delicious Rice Balls
August – Potent Superior Sharpening Stones
September – Saffron Stuffed Mushrooms
October – Dragonfly Cupcake
Recommended by Mykkra – (Norn Ranger)
November – Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
Recommended Torlock Furburner (Charr Scrapper and Warrior of the Mists Pyromaniac)
I love the Flamethrower. There’s something primal in wanting to see your foes screaming and on fire. However, when roaming the Mists your foe is likely to quickly douse their burning confederates, so getting the most out of the flamethrower is more about the intensity of the flame you apply than the intensity of the flame you leave. Therefore I love my Curry Butternut pumpkin soup because that fiery soup in my belly keeps me focused and able to really get the most out of the rapid hits of the Flamethrower. When you’re right in the heart of an enemy zerg, I cannot help but laugh maniacally as I spray jets of fire over so many people so quickly. I cannot take full credit though, as the true secrets of the flamethrower were revealed to me by a fellow scrapper and lover of flame, an unassuming little asuran called Klippi who was more than happy to help me with the art of Pyromania.
December – Tin of Fruit Cake
Recommended by Tiska Scarmaker (Charr Scrapper and dedicated Warrior of the Mists)
It’s the additional rush of power a bite of Granny’s Fruit Cake gives me that I like. Whether I’m protecting an asset or attacking an enemy, the better the chance of hitting and hurting an enemy I have, the more damage I can do, the better I feel!
It’s everyone for themselves out there, and although Granny Scarmaker’s Cake Tin is a bit battered, it still keeps her fruit cake as fresh as they day she forges them!