Pairing Teas & Reads

I am introducing a new feature where I will pair a few of my favorite teas with some favorite reads. I am by no means an expert in tea, but as my blog name hints, I am a lover. So I hope to present this several times a month. I am looking forward to your feedback, as well as any of your own personal recommendations. Enjoy!

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89 thoughts on “Pairing Teas & Reads

  1. OOOO! I LOVE this new feature Danielle! Excellent idea! I love tea but must admit that I’m still a newb & stick to Teavana because I’m not big on experimentation lol. But citrus? That I love! 😬😬😬 I’ll be checking back for more recs πŸ˜‰

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                  1. They are! You are lucky to still have so many fun years ahead of you ❀ I miss mine being so little sometimes. Two was a fun age with my son, three even better 😜 my daughter made me work for it haha. But she is awesome ❀

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                  2. My son is making me work…my little girl is such an old soul lol, she was a walk in the park & for the most part (she has her moments) she still is. My son on the other hand is my little tornado & the reason why my wknds require that I pin my eyes wide open 24/7 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ’•

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  2. This is a brilliant idea! It’s cool to see the ‘Tea’ part of your blog featured. I’m a fan of chamomile in particular. Pairing it with magical/inspirational novels sits well with me. There’s just something about it πŸ™‚

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  3. OHMYGOSH DANIELLE!!!! I am madly in love with this new feature!! I have started drinking tea for about a year now, since I found out that not all tea is horrible lol and I love to expand my palate. Definitely loving the pairing of the teas with the books. Oh The Giver ❀ a favorite of mine. This feature goes perfectly with your blog name (I know you mentioned it but lol it's PERFECT)!!!!

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  4. This is such a great idea! I’ve been a very conservative tea drinker, sticking to the traditional Earl Grey and Breakfast teas, but just this week I picked up some Roobios tea to try on a whim and I’m so glad I did! I’ll have to try it on my next “unusual” read! Thanks for the post πŸ™‚

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        1. πŸ˜€ It’s a big thing in Ireland… also- how strong or light the tea should be with added milk…. like, sometimes, they could just drink warm milk and water because the teabag is out of the cup as soon as the water is poured in… anyway… funny! πŸ˜€

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  5. I love this feature Danielle.. well done πŸ™‚ I also love tea… actually, I used to love tea… no scratch that… it’s complicated… πŸ˜€ hahaha.. back when I was still living in Estonia I drank buckets of tea. My favorite was caramel flavoured Earl Grey and it had heavenly scent. Every winter I used to plod through the snow in the garden to break some raspberry branches to boil- fantastic tea, you can’t get the same flavor and scent out of a teabag! And I used to grow my own peppermint for tea as well…
    In Ireland… I haven’t drank much tea… but rooibos and green teas with various flavours (ginger, elderberry, lemon) are usually what I go for.
    Good pairings for sure, some book recs there that I need to check out!

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    1. Thank you Liz! ❀ Considering you seem to definitely know tea, I take this as a huge compliment πŸ™‚

      I agree about tea bags. Although I have a few brands that I buy in tea bags because they have proven reliable. I love loose leaf, freshly boiled tea though!

      Roobios is actually a more recent discovery for me that quickly became a favorite. Green was always a staple.

      My son is big on tea as well. He seems to enjoy Oolong, Chamomile and Jasmine teas πŸ™‚ He likes the fragrance.

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      1. πŸ™‚ I’m surprised your son loves Chamomile… well.. nothing wrong in it, but it has such a distinct taste I always thought young ones would steer clear of it… πŸ™‚ So, go Son! πŸ™‚ I used to hate Chamomile, but I quite like it now… πŸ™‚

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  6. Lovely feature! I tried pairing beer to books once but I must admit that it’s way cosier to drink tea while reading a book and so a much better link. I drink Earl Grey most (I like black tea not green teas) but I also have Turkish apple, caramelised pear and roseship raspberry for when I feel adventurous ;-). I hope to see more of your posts pairing teas so I know what to drink my Earl Grey with next πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Inge ❀ I remember your beer post! It was lovely. I have never been able to appreciate a good beer. It has never agreed with me.

      Rosehip Raspberry sounds pretty delish.. I may have to look into that! I have an orange blossom mix here that is so fun and fragrant. I may feature it soon πŸ™‚

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      1. No, I usually sleep super well, but the only times I had trouble was when I drank tea hahaha I don’t drink coffee so I think that’s why it affected me so much

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    1. Roobios was a new discovery for me as well this past year. It is actually herbal, made from the leaves and read in color. I really enjoy it. Especially blends with a hint of vanilla. If you enjoy tea, I recommend trying it 😊

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  7. Yikes! How did I miss this? I love Earl Grey with chocolate cake. It is the only time I drink it. I also love chamomile tea. I soak my feet in chamomile tea also. Ha ha. I have never had roobios, but I will have to try it. I really, really need to read The Night Circus, but the ebook never goes on sale. Poo!

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  8. I love this feature, Danielle! Back when I worked at Starbucks I would always sample the hot teas because I wanted to find one I really liked and there was this pineapple one. It was so good. As far as your list for this I’ve only had Earl Grey. I enjoyed the taste but I liked the smell more. I’ve since always wished for a candle that smelled like it πŸ˜‚. Also, great pairings! I’ll definitely have to keep any eye out on your future posts for this feature. 😊

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  9. This is such a brilliant feature for your blog in particular! I also love the fact that I’ve read at least one book (classics!!!) for each tea! I haven’t ever tried any tea in particular (except.. black tea.. which is probably the lamest thing ever), but the sensation behind teas does make me wonder if its something I’d get addicted to quickly!

    – Lashaan

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    1. There are so many varieties and herbal teas it is hard for me not to constantly explore. My son is a fan as well, so we enjoy finding new flavors together.

      I struggled with the pairings for a bit. So it means a lot to receive solid feedback on the end results! Thank you πŸ™‚

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