This week I am delighted to be listening to Beth Hoffman's Saving CeeCee Honeycutt (read by Jenna Lamia). I have had a print copy of the book for a couple of months now, but I just couldn't find a spot in my reading schedule. When my library offered the audio as a digital download, I jumped on it!
I am totally enchanted by the story of the young CeeCee Honeycutt who learned to cope with a difficult mother and an absent father. Although she's a tough kid and a true survivor, the twelve-year-old is not sure about leaving Ohio to live with her great-aunt Tootie in Georgia. CeeCee has no idea that she's about to be saved.
The Tea. This week I tried Harney & Son's Indian Spice tea. The evenings are still quite chilly here, and hot spicy tea is a great treat. The company describes the tea like this: "Assam tea, freshly ground cardamom, and spices combined together create this hauntingly subtle spice tea blend.'' Sadly, the spiciness is a bit too subtle for me. The tea has a lovely aroma and a nice flavor, but I like my chai to have more of zing.
The Assessment. It's 1967, and CeeCee is living in Savannah. I'd make a guess that neither Aunt Tootie nor Oletta (the housekeeper) has even heard of chai. They do drink tea: hot and cold and sweetened nicely. CeeCee would definitely give spiced tea a try, but the older women would likely opt for a more traditional brew.
What about you? What are reading or listening to this week? And what's in that cup or glass as this transitional season winds it way down to summer or winter?
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FTC: I buy all teas myself, I am not a tea reviewer.