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.
I'm drinking Yunnan jig from Adagio Teas. They describe it this way: "Black tea from the Yunnan region of China. Yunnan tea is easily identified by its luscious soft leaves, and a unique peppery taste. . . . [It] is arguably the most underrated of Chinese varieties." This is a terrific tea and may be one of my new favorites.
I've just started listening to The Luxe by Anna Godbersen, a super YA novel about two high-society sisters in 1899 Manhattan. I was pretty much hooked within five minutes. The prologue seems to reveal the ending, so when the story proper starts, you are drawn in, and you must know how the characters end up in the situation described at the beginning. At just three chapters in, I can already tell that I'll have to read or listen to the entire series.
I imagine that high-class families in turn-of-the-century New York City would not be drinking ordinary tea, so neither should I when I'm immersed in their world! I'd say it was a great match.
What are you reading today? And even if it's not tea, what's in your mug or glass?