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.
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.
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.