Thursday Tea (July 1): The Veiled Detective

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 halfway through The Veiled Detective by David Stuart Davies, which is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche that supposed Watson is not really Watson and he’s under the employ of Moriarty throughout the Watson-Holmes relationship. It’s an interesting idea, but I was expecting it to be more emotional, because Watson DOES like Holmes and doesn’t like Moriarty and wants to be out from under his thumb. And so I was expecting some sort of “woe I am betraying my best friend” thing– but then, they’ve only just started being friends in the part I’m at so maybe the angst will come later.

(I do like me some Watson angst, I must say. Also when he and Holmes are all “you’re so awesome and I love you being your friend and solving mysteries and let’s go out and KICK ASS TOGETHER.” 😀 The 2009 movie? LOVE IT.)

The tea: I’ve found my packet of blood orange tea from Stash Tea, but I think it’s gotten weaker since the last time I’ve used it because it doesn’t taste the same now as it did a year ago when I first bought it. Dang.

Do they go together? Well, I specifically drank blood orange tea today because of the murder-mystery-Holmes book, and so they go together in that way. But I can’t recall anyone in the book actually drinking tea themselves, which is weird because in the original series don’t Holmes and Watson drink tea, like, every other page?!

What are you drinking/reading this Thursday?

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0 thoughts on “Thursday Tea (July 1): The Veiled Detective”

    1. I know! It’s really creepy because the whole 221B Baker Street situation was set up by Moriarty and MRS HUDSON IS A SPY ALSO omg and luckily Holmes seems to know something of what’s going on but it’s never been explicitly stated he does know. D:

      I prefer my Holmes and Watson to be HAPPILY TOGETHER FOREVER with the epic friendship (or romance, even!) and the “I would totally die for you, dude” and etc. etc. Really, I think Watson should have just told Holmes he’s a spy for Moriarty and asked him for help, because how the hell would Moriarty have known he told, y’know? He can’t actually see everywhere all the time.

      This all makes for very stressful reading, actually.

      Moving on– I JUST NOW found out about the new show right before you commented! 😀 It looks decent enough, although I’m not overly familiar with the actors. Benedict Cumberbatch is quite a name, though, eh? Almost sounds like a Roald Dahl character.

  1. The quality of teas tend to degrade after about a year. Sometimes you can squeak a little more time out of them by keeping it in an air-tight container, but not much.

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