I have just started listening to Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian. Although I'm not even hour in, I am already totally absorbed. The book begins in January 1945, with Anna Emmerich's wealthy family escaping Prussia as the Russians are bombing the countryside.
With the family is prisoner of war Callum Finella, a Scotsman, who had been assigned to do forced labor on the Emmerichs' farm. On their way to the safety of the Allied lines, they befriend the German solider Manfred, who is secretly an escaped Jew named Uri Singer.
The Tea. I'm drinking Adagio's Yunnan gold tea. This is a wonderfully scented black tea that Adagio describes as "easily identified by its luscious soft leaves and . . . unique peppery taste." This has been the perfect drink for the recent chilly afternoons. I've been brewing it strong and drinking it black and unsweetened.
The Assessment. I am sure that no one in Prussia in 1945 is drinking exotic tea. The Emmerichs may have had this China tea before the Russian invasion, but no one is drinking it now; they are lucky to have water.
What's on your reading list this week? And what's in that mug or glass?
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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.
Source: Borrowed (see review policy).
FTC: I buy all teas myself, I am not a tea reviewer.