It’s back! Well, how could I NOT resurrect it? Especially considering how perfect the book is this week! I also made a new logo image to go with the new year– what do you think?
Thursday Tea is a weekly(-ish) meme hosted by yours truly. To play along, all you need is a cup of tea, the book you’re currently reading, and the answers to the following questions: what tea are you drinking (and do you like it)? What book are you reading (and do you like it)? Tell us a little about your tea and your book, and whether or not you think the two go together.
The book: I’m slowly moving onward in Late For Tea at the Deer Palace by Tamara Chalabi. I should be further along, but, er, I keep getting distracted by Mahjong. Anyway! Late for Tea is the story of Ms Chalabi’s family in Iraq and elsewhere from about 1915-almost modern times. I’m finding it really fascinating, mostly because while intellectually I KNOW that Iraq isn’t really like the way US mainstream media portrays it as being, I still have those images in my head when I think about the country and/or the people living in it. So it’s really, really good to have some other perspectives. Also, it’s really well-written!
The tea: I tend to drink my tea late at night, so I try to find good non-caffeinated teas. Stash Tea’s Cinnamon Vanilla Herbal Tea is my current favorite, especially with some sugar and milk! Here’s how they describe it: Spicy, warm cinnamon blends with sweet vanilla, soothing chamomile, rooibos, and sarsaparilla for a tea that’s both soothing and satisfying.” It’s really lovely, especially with some gingersnaps!
Do they go together? Yes? For some reason I always associate spicier teas with the Middle East, so I guess they go together!
What’s your Thursday Tea?
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