30 April 2009

Thursday Tea (April 30)

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.

The Tea

I'm drinking Yunnan jig from Adagio Teas. They describe it this way: "Black tea from the Yunnan region of China. Yunnan tea is easily identified by its luscious soft leaves, and a unique peppery taste. . . . [It] is arguably the most underrated of Chinese varieties." This is a terrific tea and may be one of my new favorites.

The Book

I've just started listening to The Luxe by Anna Godbersen, a super YA novel about two high-society sisters in 1899 Manhattan. I was pretty much hooked within five minutes. The prologue seems to reveal the ending, so when the story proper starts, you are drawn in, and you must know how the characters end up in the situation described at the beginning. At just three chapters in, I can already tell that I'll have to read or listen to the entire series.

The Assessment

I imagine that high-class families in turn-of-the-century New York City would not be drinking ordinary tea, so neither should I when I'm immersed in their world! I'd say it was a great match.

What are you reading today? And even if it's not tea, what's in your mug or glass?


Julie P. 4/30/09, 7:49 AM  

Love this meme! I look forward to reading it every Thursday. This tea is tempting me -- I love pepper undertones. And I have the perfect cookies to go with it -- walnut pepper biscotti!

Oh yeah the book! The cover is gorgeous and it does sound intriguing!

bermudaonion 4/30/09, 8:10 AM  

You definitely need a fancy tea for that book. I'm looking forward to your review - it sounds like a book my mother would love.

Sandy Nawrot 4/30/09, 8:41 AM  

I need to get back to my teas. I used to buy crazy exotic stuff in bulk at a tea place at the mall, and I loved it. You have inspired me!

Margot 4/30/09, 12:18 PM  

Your focus on unusual teas every Thursday had me looking at a sampler box at the store last week. Celestial Seasonings may not be gourmet but this Cranberry Apple seems to work with blogging.

The book looks good too.

Jenny Girl 4/30/09, 2:14 PM  

Love that dress in the cover. This has been on my TBR for the longest time.

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books 4/30/09, 9:58 PM  

My daughter read all the LUXE books and "loved, Loved, LOVED" them.

I'm reading my GR with a glass of "Este de Bodegas Alto Almanzora table red wine". It's got a cute llama on the label.

Ladytink_534 5/1/09, 5:41 PM  

I really want to read The Luxe one day! I'm not reading anything at the moment but I just finished Guts by Gary Paulsen and was drinking Mtn Dew (as usual) while reading it!

Melody 5/4/09, 3:01 AM  

Oh, I've that book in my pile! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it soon!

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