This month I'm participating in the Lord of the Rings Readalong, which is starting with The Hobbit (by J. R. R. Tolkien, if you didn't know). Eva from A Striped Armchair is our host this month.
I have read and reread all four books many times since I discovered Bilbo's tale in, oh, I'm going to guess 1966 or 1967. I've opted to listen to the complete and unabridged audio of The Hobbit for this reread. This is my first experience with the audio, and it is fabulous. I love hearing the songs sung and the poems recited (I admit to skimming over them in novels) and to learning once again how Bilbo found the famous ring and helped the dwarves outsmart a cunning dragon.
The Tea. I'm drinking Harney & Son's Holiday Tea. Thank you to Julie from Booking Mama for suggesting this one. Oh my, this is good, and I'm so glad I decided to buy a small tin. Here's the description: "Black tea spiced with citrus, almond, clove and cinnamon. Delicious hot or iced. Wonderful for a holiday table, a cold winter morning, or any time you crave a holiday-inspired brew." The aroma is heavenly, and I love this tea.
The Assessment. Hobbits are absolutely tea drinkers, and they love the cakes and loaves that make teatime a delight. But I bet Bilbo isn't drinking this wonderful blend, especially in Mirkwood, which he's just about to enter. Maybe he got a cup or two before he left the elves in Rivendell. Holiday Tea seems an elvish sort of drink.
What's on your reading list this week? Do you ever reread books? And what's in that mug or glass?
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.