Thursday Tea (May 27): The Lost Conspiracy

Thursday Tea Thursday Tea is a weekly meme hosted by yours truly. To play along, all you need is some tea, a book, and the answers to these 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 the two go together.

The book: I’m about 160 pages into The Lost Conspiracy, Frances Hardinge’s newest book. I’ve been saving it since at least October, and now I’ve decided it’s the right time to read it. The plot just did a 180 turn on me, so I’m not entirely sure what the heck’s going on yet but it’s fast-paced and intense and I’m kinda scared– so believe me when I say that I’m really enjoying it!

The tea: I’ve deliberately made myself a cup of tea this afternoon (as well as my requisite coffee), though if I had thought about it more I would have chosen something that fit better with the pseudo-Polynesian/Western European setting in The Lost Conspiracy. I chose my favorite vanilla tea, though I think it’s gone a bit off since the last time I drank it (last…November, I think?).

Do they go together? Like I said, if I had been thinking over it more I would have grabbed something like a blood orange tea– something with citrus-y flavors, because that’s what I always associate with islands formed via volcanic eruption. My vanilla tea is lovely, but I think I need something stronger tasting for this story; it’s so vibrant and energetic that my tea needs to keep up with it more than the vanilla does!

What are you drinking/reading this Thursday?

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