Bookish Tea Pairings (2)

In this post I pair books with tea, pairing random elements from literature (such as the covers, content, characters), with a warm cup of tea.

Disclaimer: I might be linking specific brands of tea instead of a generic flavour. I’m not making any money from this post (it isn’t sponsored and I’m not an affiliate anywhere, I stopped doing that a long time ago), so if you choose to purchase a tea that’s up to you, I’m just using a brand to illustrate a point.

Bookish Tea Pairings (2)

Wicked by Gregory Maguire x Jasmine Bloom Tea

I know, I know, this is a random pairing but hear me out! I first thought, well, let me pair a random cheesy green tea to go with Elphaba. Boo.

But, then I remembered the bloom teas, which are flowers that have been dehydrated and bloom in hot water. I thought that it would be a nice parallel to the book’s main character.

Alice’s In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll x English Breakfast tea

This one is a bit of a cheat. In the UK, Whittards has an entire Alice In Wonderland tea line, including, cups, tea pots, plates and so on. This includes an entire English Breakfast tea line which tastes absolutely splendid. I need to take a picture of my little Alice tin and show it to everyone!


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo x Russian Caravan tea

This tea, according to Twinnings, is “easy on the palate and makes a lovely breakfast tea – a wake up call and treat for the taste buds.”

So I guess all of the teas in today’s post focus on some sort of breakfast element, totally by accident of course.

 I’d love to know how you’d pair them differently (or similarly)!



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It's Claire (aka Quirky) from Bitches With Books, an online book blog that serves up a healthy dose of book reviews, lists + literary madness.
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6 Responses to Bookish Tea Pairings (2)

  1. Inge @ Bookshelf Reflections says:

    Oh, I love this idea! Especially because I almost always read in the company of a cup of tea. I would combine Lord of the Rings with darjeeling tea. For some reason the smell and taste give me a foresty or mountan feeling.

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  3. DoingDewey says:

    Ooh, I love these! My favorite is the Wicked pairing, because I think the appearance of the book and the flowers go together perfectly.

  4. writersideup says:

    Claire, I’ve never even considered something like this so have absolutely NO idea how I’d pair them 🙂 Of course, I’m pretty limited with my tea drinking anyway. I’m going to google Whittard’s though, since you’re saying their English Breakfast is good. I love English Breakfast tea, but not all of them 🙂

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