23 April 2009

Thursday Tea (April 23)



Thursday Tea is hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog. Here's how it works: Tell us what tea you are drinking (and if you like it). And then tell us what book are you reading (and if you like it). Finally, tell us if they go together.




The Tea

This week I discovered Adagio Teas thanks to Julie from Booking Mama. I'm drinking Decaf Tropics: "Decaf Orange tea with pieces of mango and chunks of pineapple. Decaffeinated using a natural CO-2 process, that allows leaves to retain their delicate shape and flavor." It tastes like a fruitier orange tea and is very warming. I'm drinking this one black with no sweetener.

The Book

I'm listening to A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow. It's the first in a mystery series that takes place in Alaska. This story is set in the weeks before Christmas and it's cold--I mean cold. Everyone wears head-to-toe down suits and gets around on snowmobiles. The story and the descriptions of the national park and the people who live there are engaging. The protagonist, Kate Shugak, is an Aleut and ex-investigator for the district attorney in Anchorage; she is drawn into a missing person case by her old boss and the FBI.

The Assessment

I just had to go with something warming to counteract the chill of the Alaskan early winter. Ahhhh, the tropical flavors do the trick well.

14 comments:

Chris 4/23/09, 8:10 AM  

Love the tea idea but I only drink regular old Tetley Orange Pekoe! It goes with everything.

jupitersinclair 4/23/09, 8:10 AM  

This is such a great meme. I'll have to do mine later today :)

Shannansbooks 4/23/09, 8:17 AM  

Nice tea compliment to the book.

bermudaonion 4/23/09, 8:39 AM  

That sounds like the perfect book for tea!

Bingo 4/23/09, 11:17 AM  

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Whitney 4/23/09, 11:35 AM  

Tropical tea and Alaskan weather I'm glad the polar opposites went well together. The orange tea sounds yummy!

Rebecca :) 4/23/09, 11:57 AM  

What a lovely combination! That tea sounds delicious. I love citrus and tropical flavors, particularly in tea! I will have to try this one. And your book sounds interesting. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

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Nise' 4/23/09, 12:10 PM  

Sounds delicious. I had a spot of Aveda Comforting Tea while reading Promises In Death last night. Today is supposed to be really warm, so it may be ice tea.

Literary Feline 4/23/09, 12:28 PM  

This is an interesting meme! It's too bad I do not drink tea. :-)

I have been wondering about A Cold Day for Murder. A friend of mine loves Stabenow's books.

Sandra 4/23/09, 1:55 PM  

The tea sounds delicious-and a good foil against the cold too. I've had Stabenow's books recommended to me because they're set in Alaska and I'd love to know more about the area. Great post.

Margot 4/23/09, 3:06 PM  

Looking forward to hearing what you think of the book.

J.S. Peyton 4/23/09, 4:20 PM  

I'm not all that into tea, but the book sounds great! I love mysteries set in exotic (for me, at least) locales. =)

Penny (aka Yooperchick) 4/23/09, 9:26 PM  

That tea sounds yummy! I'm going to have to check it out.

booklineandsinker 4/23/09, 11:13 PM  

ooh...i want to check out this book! i'm not a tea drinker, so i'll have to read my copy with hot cocoa. :)

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