Thursday Tea – January 21, 2010

Welcome to Thursday Tea…a weekly meme on Thursdays hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog.

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:

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant

Set in the second half of the sixteenth century, this book revolves around the practice of sending young girls off to live in convents in Italy. Dunant’s book focuses on sixteen year old Serafina – a willful girl who arrives at the convent and immediately begins plotting her escape. I am enjoying this historical fiction book and will be finishing it today – so watch for a review soon.

The Tea:

Organic Hibiscus Zest Tea

This spicy tea is a combination of hibiscus petals, orange zest, lemon balm, lavender, licorice root and stevia. It is made by Heidi’s Plant Pep. I really like this tea – it is rich and a great “pick me up” kind of tea.

Do they Go Together?

Well, I think any herbal tea goes with historical fiction…but perhaps this book is even more appropriate for an herbal beverage since one of the main characters is the convent dispensary mistress and she uses herbs in varying degrees to treat illness within the convent.

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    • Nicole on January 21, 2010 at 11:51

    Sounds like the perfect match!

    • Kathy on January 21, 2010 at 11:59

    Ooh, the tea sounds wonderful!

    • Staci on January 21, 2010 at 12:23

    A cup of hot tea sounds great right now here in chilly Michigan!

  1. Ooh, I love hibiscus in tea, but I’ve never tried this one. Sounds good!

    • Allie on January 23, 2010 at 11:43

    Oh! That’s a neat meme! Hibiscus and rosehip teas are my favorite herbal teas.

    • Wendy on January 27, 2010 at 10:55

    Nicole: It was!

    Kathy: It was really delicious 🙂

    Staci: I love drinking tea in the cold winter afternoons 🙂

    Word Lily: This was the first time I tried an hibiscus tea…it was quite yummy!

    Allie: First time I’ve done this meme – it was fun 🙂

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