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.
This week I'm drinking Adagio's English breakfast tea. It's a "black Keemun tea from the Anhui region of China." It's been raining almost every day here, and this tea (despite its name) is a great afternoon pick-me-up.
This week I'm listening to Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt. It's a middle reader book based on a true story of a Maine town at the turn of the twentieth century. Two young teens, Turner Buckminster and Lizzie Bright Griffin, develop an unlikely friendship as the relationship between the elders in their respective communities begins to deteriorate. Racial and socioeconomic prejudices and the difficulties of standing up for what you know is right are some of the issues Schmidt focuses on.
English breakfast tea is the perfect choice for this book. The conservative and proper citizens of Phippsburg, Maine, would not likely reach for anything more exotic.
Now it's your turn: What are you reading this week? What's in your glass or mug?