Ohio Mennonites Selling Hobbit Tea Line
Including Gandalf the Gray Tea and Bilbo Baggins Breakfast Blend
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2010 7:13 PM CST
Hobbit Tea's Web site.   (HobbitTea.com)

(Newser) – A 31-year-old Mennonite farmer has scored the rights to market a line of teas based on JRR Tolkien’s classic The Hobbit, and blends like Bilbo Baggins Breakfast Blend and Gandalf the Gray Tea are now available online—shipped directly from Middle-earth via Ohio. “We liked the small size of his operation,” a spokesman for Middle-earth Enterprises tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “and the organic approach to the cultivation of his tea resonated with us.”