I'm almost finished listening to Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell. (For a bit more information about the novel see my last tea post.) Poor Molly Gibson, her father has indeed remarried, and the new Mrs. Gibson turns out to be manipulative and selfish. But Molly did gain a loving step-sister—or so she likes to think.
I am thoroughly enjoying life in the small town of Hollingford in the 1830s. Molly is an obedient daughter, caring sister, and true friend, but sometimes she is a little too sweet for her own good. I hope to post a full review in the next 10 days or so.
The Tea. I'm drinking Harney & Son's Nahorhabi GBOP Tea. This is a nice basic tea. It has a good flavor but is not anything special. The company's description is not particularly informative, but here it is: "This is a broken (smaller pieces) Assam from . . . [the] Jayshree Group garden. The small tea flecks have lots of golden tips, making for an intense brew balanced with cooked honey and malt flavors." As always, I drink it black with no sweetener.
The Assessment. Unlike last week's tea, here's one the women of Hollingford would not be afraid to serve. No outlandish name, no radical flavor. I think this would likely be an everyday, family tea rather than one to serve to company.
What are you reading or listening to this week? Anything interesting in your 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.