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 Stash Tea's Orange Spice Iced. I love fruit-flavored black and green teas for drinking cold in the summer, and this is a good one: "black teas, orange peel, and sweet spices." I make my iced teas as sun tea (well, when we actually see some sun!), and I never use sugar or sweetener.
I'm still listening to Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (see last week's tea post), but wanted to highlight a different book today. I'm reading the Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips. It's a kind of academic mystery that takes place in modern times and in seventeenth-century Venice. Our hero is Ph.D. student Claire Donovan, who wants to know more about Alessandra Rossetti and why she risked her life and her lover's to embroil herself in Italian politics.
I've just started the book, but I imagine simple orange-spiced iced tea would appeal to Claire. She lives on Cape Cod, and I can see her pondering her dissertation on a warm summer's afternoon while listening to the seagulls and sipping some good, basic iced tea. She may want sweetener.
As always, now it's your turn to tell me what you're reading. I also want to know what is keeping you cool and refreshed this summer. Maybe you're smart and are drinking lots of water, or maybe you go for something more interesting.