25 March 2010

Thursday Tea: The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens

I'm almost done listening to Lori Lansens's The Wife's Tale. On the day of her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Mary Gooch begins to critically assess her marriage, her husband, and her life for perhaps the very first time. As her list of firsts grows, she begins to discover a personal strength and independence that no one, not even Mary, knew she had.

The Tea. I'm finishing up the Harney & Son's Holiday Tea I bought last Christmas. Fortunately, it's available year-round, because it's one of my favorites. It's a "black tea spiced with citrus, almond, clove and cinnamon." I'm thinking of buying more and trying it as an iced tea this summer.

The Assessment. Mary Gooch definitely drinks tea. I'm not sure that Holiday Tea would have been in her cupboard at the beginning of the book, but who knows what you'd find near the end. She used to drink her tea with four sugars and a lot of cream, but eventually she starts drinking it like I do: black and unsweetened.

What about you? I'd love to know what you're reading or listening to this week and what your drinking.

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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.


Julie P. 3/25/10, 7:39 AM  

That's exactly what I've been drinking the past two weeks! LOL! I just found out that our local tea/coffee shop sells the Hot Cinnamon tea (loose) and they have both regular and decaf.

Whitney 3/25/10, 8:38 AM  

Yum, holiday tea. I wish it could be the holidays all year round... I hope you enjoy listening to the rest of you book.

S. Krishna 3/25/10, 9:08 AM  

That tea sounds great! I may have to buy some. Glad you're enjoying THE WIFE'S TALE and can't wait to see your thoughts on it!

bermudaonion 3/25/10, 9:15 AM  

I loved The Wife's Tale and Mary's growth throughout the book. Her tea drinking and her life definitely evolved through the course of the book.

Veens 3/25/10, 9:34 AM  

That book sounds really good and the tea equally tempting. I am reading Captivity and drinking more and more milk :) :)
I need loads of Calcium u see!

serendipity_viv 3/25/10, 9:44 AM  

I do hope to get hold of this book soon. I loved The Girls and really want to read this one too.
I wonder why both her book covers have featured feet!

Nise' 3/25/10, 10:39 AM  

I am listening to Thirteen Reasons Why. Drinking green tea (as usual).

Dorte H 3/25/10, 12:59 PM  

"I buy all teas myself, I am not a tea reviewer." LOL

Today a Danish friend offered me a coffee-stained copy of a crime novel, and I assured her it would feel at home here.

Heather 3/25/10, 2:00 PM  

my copy of 'the Wife's tale' has chocolates on the cover. as I was reading your post I was drinking a cup of Tetley delight wildberry with poppyflowers tea sweetened with honey from my sister (who's father in law keeps bee, he lives along the Niagara Parkway in Ontario).

Anonymous,  3/25/10, 5:45 PM  

That tea sounds delicious! I have a holiday tea I like drinking year round, too, but at the moment can't remember what it's called.

Margot 3/25/10, 7:43 PM  

I like the sound of this tea. The mix of citrus and cloves sounds like a good combination. The book sounds good too.

Sandy Nawrot 3/25/10, 8:02 PM  

Yum. I've had a long day and that sounds like the perfect end to it!

Anonymous,  3/25/10, 9:39 PM  

I'm laughing at the FTC disclosure...wonder if they'd disclose what type of tea thy're drinking?

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) 3/25/10, 10:42 PM  

That blend of tea sounds amazing. Yum!

Alice 3/25/10, 10:53 PM  

I'm not much of a tea drinker but give me black coffee any day. :D

Lisa 3/26/10, 12:50 AM  

I hear great things about this book. Now I just wish I could find a great unsweetened tea in a bottle. Why do they assume all drinkers of cold tea want it sweet?

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