Weekend Ramblings: Tea + Book Pairings
Often, I’m inspired by things I read on other blogs. This week, post that caught my interest was Epic Reads’ “15 Perfect Tea and Book Pairings.” What could be more awesome than grouping together the perfect cup of tea for each YA book they listed (including TIGER LILY + Immortal Nectar tea, THE SELECTION + Royal Wedding tea, and FATEFUL + RMS Titanic Blend tea)
The concept inspired me to pull out my teaboxes and sift through to find what I’d find to be appropriate pairings for some of the YA books and teas that Epic Reads didn’t include.
A LONG, LONG SLEEP + Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Vanilla
This soothing tea always helps me feel nice and cozy before bed; it’d be perfect for Rose, who in this story sleeps for over sixty years straight.
WHISPERS IN AUTUMN + Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice
This tea would fit well with Althea’s character, who discovers she has a strange power over fire. The fiery cinnamon flavor always reminds me of autumn.
PLAGUE (GONE #4) + Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat
Something about all of the coughing in this book always made the back of my own throat itchy; though it might not prevent the plague from spreading, I’m sure the FAYZ kids would have appreciated some of this soothing tea.
GATHERING BLUE (THE GIVER #2) + Tazo Berryblossom White
As Kira learns about plants searches for the blue flowers that would create the dyes she needs, the reader can enjoy this aromatic tea.
THE NAME OF THE STAR + Harney & Sons Tower of London Blend
As the first book in the Shades of London series, I went for the obvious tea pairing for this book.
ENTWINED + Harney & Sons Palace Gardens Chamomile
Perhaps if the twelve dancing princesses had stayed in their palace gardens drinking chamomile, they’d have slept better and wouldn’t have gotten themselves into such a mess.