Of course tea is not the only way to poison someone. But it is a convenient way if the victim is a tea drinker and the poison is dissoluble in said tea.
One of the coolest things about writing fiction is the freedom to visit the dark side of my imagination. I collect ideas and information about a lot of things that perhaps “normal” people would have no fascination with. Information and ideas are jumping off places for “what if”. And it’s from that dark side that mysteries, suspense and thriller stories arise.
Finding new or obscure ways of killing off people (in fiction, in fiction!) is always an interesting rabbit hole for me. Therefore I was delighted to discover a resource on poisons – step up Anne R. Allen. Her blog posts are delightfully categorized as “Poisoning People For Fun and Profit.” How could I resist taking a peek. 🙂
I do hope she continues to add to the list.