Have a Cuppa!

tea In addition to National Soup Month, January is National Hot Tea Month. Perfect time of  year to brew a pot of tea and settle down with a book and get cozy.

Not sure about the different types of tea? We have a book for that. The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea by Michael Harney. This book explains the differences between green Japanese and green Chinese teas and between Chinese black tea and British legacy black tea. It also includes explanations about what a yellow tea is. Other books about tea.

You need some tasty nibbles to go with your tea so try The Totally Tea-Rific Tea Party Book by Tanya Napier. This explains tea  customs from around the world and provides recipes for the perfect treat to go with your tea.

And you need a book to read while enjoying your tea. In keeping with our tea time theme, try Laura Childs’ mystery series featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of Charleston’s Indigo Tea Shop. The first book is Death by Darjeeling.  When a guest turns up dead at a tea for the annual historic homes garden party she is catering, Theodosia turns sleuth to save her reputation, clear her name, and track down the real killer.

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