Thursday Tea (Jan 6): Late for Tea at the Deer Palace

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?

If you’d like to participate, please feel free to use the image in your own post! Here’s a code for it; just copy-paste it into your own Thursday Tea post.

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And you can link to your post in this Mr Linky, if you want!

6 thoughts on “Thursday Tea (Jan 6): Late for Tea at the Deer Palace”

  1. Cinnamon Vanilla! Sounds fantastic.

    Last night I was sipping Stash Vanilla Nut Creme while reading Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. The tea went pretty well with the book, but I felt like I should be drinking a strong coffee while reading about Valentine traipsing around Italy, but then I would have never ever fallen asleep.

    Love the new logo!

  2. That sounds very much like my absolute favorite tea, Republic of Tea’s Dream by the Fire (Roiboos, cinnamon, and vanilla). It’s such a pretty red-orange color, and so good with simple syrup and half & half right before bed!

    1. I’ve only recently discovered the joy of half-and-half in my tea, but, sadly, we have none here so I have to do without. Woe is me~

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