This month I'm continuing with the Lord of the Rings Readalong. February is The Fellowship of the Rings (by J. R. R. Tolkien, of course). Clare from The Literary Omnivore is our host this time around.
I'm listening to the unabridged audio for the second time. It's been about five years since I first treated myself to this edition of Lord of the Rings. The audio is read by the fabulous Rob Inglis, who even sings the songs. I am in the third hour (out of about nineteen), and Frodo is just learning the true meaning of the ring that Bilbo found so long ago in the Misty Mountains. The cover shown here is of the paperback edition I bought in the 1960s.
The Tea. I'm drinking Adagio's Apple Tea. Here's the description: "the flavor and aroma of fresh picked apples [mixed] with the lively, deep taste of premium Ceylon black tea." This is a pleasant afternoon tea, but I'm not sure that apple flavor comes through very well.
The Assessment. As you know (because I told you a few weeks ago) Hobbits do love their tea, especially when served with sweet treats once or twice a day. Frodo is rich and is still living safely in The Shire, so maybe he can get a nice apple tea. If so, I bet he enjoys it, even if he has to keep it out of the hands of those dreadful Sackville-Bagginses.
If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, what is keeping you warm this winter? For the rest of you, are you drinking iced tea?
For those of you who asked, watch for a "where do I find my teas" post later this month.
The Fellowship of the Ring at Amazon
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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: Have owned for years (see review policy).
FTC: I buy all teas myself, I am not a tea reviewer.