Uber-geek Chris Pirillo gets his own tea

This makes me wonder what other kids of things Pirillo will start licensing. If the tea is successful, will we see a breakfast cereal called Pirillo Puffs? Rice Chris Ps?

As if Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome fame wasn't all over the Web enough, he now wants to be in your kettle. Pirillo has partnered with Might Leaf Tea Company to invent Geekalicious, a signature tea that bears his likeness. It's a genmaicha-like tea, and like most genmaicha, it has rice puffs that combine with the other natural tea flavors to give it a refreshing character.

"I went to college for this." Mighty Leaf Tea Company

How do I know so much about tea? How does Pirillo? Some are saying tea is the new coffee. I used to work in a coffee shop that was popular among the tea-elite. I can't speak for Pirillo, but with the Revision3 guys getting their own brews, it's like this geek tea thing is becoming a trend.

Geekalicious makes me wonder what other kids of things Pirillo will start licensing. If the tea is successful, will we see a breakfast cereal called Pirillo Puffs? Rice Chris Ps?

Where can I get some Cinnamon TechCrunch?*

We haven't tried the tea yet. But if you're into tea, you can try Geekalicious at Mighty Leaf for $9.95. So far there are no reviews, but maybe one of our readers can be the first.

* Editor's note: the editorial staff takes no responsibility for Matt's puns. They are his own, though we're glad he shares.

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    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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