I’m a book and tea connoisseur. And the perfect cup of tea can really enhance a reading experience. So here are a few of my favorite book and tea pairings.
To Kill a Mockingbird and English Breakfast Tea
English Breakfast tea is a classic, and that’s why it goes so well with To Kill a Mockingbird. It is a full bodied tea, but it’s not overwhelming. It goes great with any classic book, but there’s just something about reading my favorite classic with this reliable blend.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Irish Breakfast Tea
Irish Breakfast Tea is English Breakfast Tea’s robust cousin. It’s a dark, hearty blend that goes great with a true crime story. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil happens to be my favorite thus far. It’s set in Savannah and the atmosphere is mysterious and complex.
Empire of the Vampire and Chai
Chai is a bold, spicy tea. It’s full of flavor and intrigue just like Empire of the Vampire. It’s bold and expressive blend compliments Jay Kristoff’s writing. Plus, this novel’s setting is dark and damp, so having a cup of tea nearby is comforting. I will say I’m not the biggest fan of this chai, it needs just a bit more spice, so if you know a better brand let me know in the comments.
Tuck Everlasting and Wild Sweet Orange
Wild Sweet Orange is a bright, citrusy tea with just a little spice. It sweet and refreshing, but at the same time it’s complex and intriguing. Tuck Everlasting is a perfect example of that. It’s set on a bright summer’s day and it’s full of heartwarming moments. But there are definitely some deeper messages hidden in this book that I missed when I read it as a kid. I know it’s a children’s book, but it’s depth of story would satisfy any adult.
So those are a few tea and book pairings. Do you have a favorite tea?