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 Ceylon Sonata tea, which the company describes as "bright and lively, with a wonderfully delicate flavor." It's fairly mild, and I've been enjoying a mug of this tea while sitting on the deck after dinner. The evenings have been blessedly cool here.
I'm listening to Death Qualified by Kate Wilhelm. This is the first in the Barbara Holloway series, which takes place in Oregon not far from Eugene. It's a complex mystery that explores not only the solution to the murder but also Barbara's relationship with the law and her father, who is also her boss. The story is told from a number of people's view points, and Wilhelm pulls this off beautifully. Plus the books is read by Anna Fields who is one of my favorite narrators. I'm finding it difficult to turn off the MP3 player!
Barbara is educated and is a lawyer, but she's also pretty down to earth and has managed to escape the stereotypes of her profession. Although strong coffee or a stiff drink might be her first choice, it is reasonable to think that no-nonsense Ceylon tea might be found in her cupboard. After all, this is the Pacific Northwest and her father blends his own coffee beans.
As always, now it's your turn to tell me what you're reading. And don't forget to mention this week's drink--and please don't say water (see Game On Diet). Let me know: tea, coffee, wine, or whiskey? Lemonade or soda?