11 March 2010

Thursday Tea: Flawless by Scott Selby and Greg Campbell

Although I usually highlight my audiobook on Thursdays, I'm still listening to The Two Towers, and I think we can safely give the Hobbits a rest for a while.

I am currently reading Flawless by Scott Selby and Greg Campbell. It's a true crime book about (as the subtitle says) "The Largest Diamond Heist in History." The theft was set up by Leonardo Notarbartolo, a jewelry designer and owner of three jewelry stores in Italy. I'm still just meeting the major players and haven't yet gotten to just how Notarbartolo and his colleagues managed to penetrate the fortress of the Antwerp Diamond District.

You'll get my full review and Scott Selby's first-ever guest post next week. I can't wait to share Scott's post with you.

The Tea. I'm drinking Harney & Son's Panyang Congou. This black tea is made in northern Fujian Province and is a "blend of medium-body teas with toasty flavors." This tea brews up quite dark and has a nice rich flavor. I'll be drinking Panyang Congou again.

The Assessment. I have no clue what the tea-drinking habits of Leonardo Notarbartolo are. But if he's drinking tea at all, he might just go for this one. It certainly would hold up to robust Italian food. On the other hand, Notarbartolo might be hesitant to order a tea that would make him stand out in a crowd.

It's still hot tea season around here. How about you? What are reading this week and are you drinking anything interesting?

Flawless at Powell's
Flawless 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.

FTC: I buy all teas myself, I am not a tea reviewer.


Sandy Nawrot 3/11/10, 6:48 AM  

I can't wait for the guest post! I do love true crime...if I know it actually happened, it makes it so much more interesting to me.

caite 3/11/10, 7:01 AM  

I usually like fictional crime over real crime, but this sounds interesting.
The tea sounds wonderful...but then in my tea withdrawal all tea sounds wonderful. But I have a weakness for strong black teas, I will have to check it out. After Lent....

Julie P. 3/11/10, 8:50 AM  

I so want to read FLAWLESS! I'm drinking the Holiday Tea from Harney & Sons.

bermudaonion 3/11/10, 9:19 AM  

I can't wait to see what you think of this book and read Selby's guest post! It's rainy here and we've all got colds, so it is still hot tea weather!

Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog 3/11/10, 9:43 AM  

I'm about 1/3 through this book right now and am loving it so far. Can't wait for the guest post next week!

Whitney 3/11/10, 11:17 AM  

That tea sounds delicious and the book looks great too. I love a good true crime novel. Can't wait to hear what you think of it, and your guest post as well.

Nise' 3/11/10, 12:22 PM  

Today is ice tea weather with temps reaching towards 60!

Anastasia 3/11/10, 3:27 PM  

My mom in desperation made iced tea last week, but it's still so cold here that hot tea goes over fine, too. It snowed this morning! And supposedly it'll snow over the weekend, too!

It's MARCH. Spring break is next week! I'm pretty much flummoxed.

Margot at Joyfully Retired 3/11/10, 6:44 PM  

I like the description of both the story and the tea. It seems to me you are enjoying both.

Esme 3/11/10, 11:57 PM  

I have never heard of this tea-sounds quite tasty.

Nymeth 3/12/10, 3:43 AM  

Just simple apple and cinnamon flavoured herbal tea for me. But yes, definitely still the season to have it hot!

Alice Teh 3/14/10, 1:04 AM  

I'm looking forward to the review! I like the plain old peppermint tea.

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