Do you read tea themed books while sipping your tea?


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Do you read tea themed books while sipping your tea?

Fev 19, 2021, 1:44 pm

Do any of you read tea themed books? (Fiction or non-fiction). If so, which ones?

I've read some of Laura Childs' Tea Shop Mysteries (a cozy mystery series). Some of them have some good tea tips from Drayton (Theodosia's tea master).

Are there other books/series with a tea theme out there?

Fev 19, 2021, 1:50 pm

>1 JenniferRobb: I've read nearly all the Laura Childs' tea shop series. Even though I don't really care for the mysteries, I keep coming back for the tea lore!

I really like Patrice Greenwood's Wisteria Tearoom series, set in New Mexico. The first one is A Fatal Twist of Lemon.

Fev 19, 2021, 5:41 pm

I’m a tea party nerd and am always on the lookout for pretty services. So even though it was frustrating, I still recommend Laying the Elegant Table.

I brewed cocoa in a teapot this morning for my 2 and a half year old grandbaby and she pronounced it “Lovely!”. I texted her remark to my daughters and other grands. The 16 year old responded that she misses tea parties with me and hopes to join us again in the near future.

Fev 19, 2021, 11:33 pm

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane inspired me to try pu-erh, and it's a good story on top of that.

Fev 20, 2021, 6:11 am

>4 Kanarthi: Good to hear. I have that on my "to read" pile but haven't opened it yet.

Fev 20, 2021, 12:47 pm

>2 tealadytoo: I enjoyed the Wisteria Tearoom too, not sure if I've read them all though.

I'll look out for the others mentioned in here.

I'm aware of, but haven't yet found or read - tea with the black dragon
A Tagmash of Tea and fiction comes up with a long list -,+tea

Hitchhikers is obviously there, and there's plenty more to look through.

Editado: Fev 20, 2021, 1:42 pm

Does Christies "After the funeral" count?

Siegfried Lenz: Die Auflehnung (I don't think it's been translated into English, though).

Fev 25, 2021, 10:04 pm

Thanks for the information on another tea series. I put the first book on my TBR list.

I came across this book while looking through my digital shelves: "Tea with Emma" by Diane Moody--just to give another tea themed book.

Fev 26, 2021, 10:59 am

I loved the Laura Childs series when it was new, but even though the tea talk was delicious, I thought the plots and dialogue were getting pretty improbable by the time we were nine or ten books in. Have they improved?

Fev 26, 2021, 11:15 am

>9 gmathis: Alas, not a bit. And still I read them . . .

Fev 26, 2021, 12:21 pm

No, but tea drinking in a book or on screen will send me brewing tea nine times out of ten. The tenth time? I'm already armed with a cuppa...

Fev 28, 2022, 9:15 pm

>9 gmathis: Not sure. I've read some of them, but not in order--I did just write a list of them all recently and plan to go in and read the ones I haven't read yet. I suspect the mysteries will still be the same but the tea in each book is a bit different. If I find any of them that stand out, I'll try to remember to come back here and post in case you decide to give it another go.

Mar 1, 2022, 8:26 am

>12 JenniferRobb: I'll have to figure out where I left off! I think I have one in the TBR basket that was on the used bookstore clearance shelf.

Mar 1, 2022, 10:31 am

>13 gmathis: >12 JenniferRobb: I still pick them up occasionally for the tea info, but the mysteries have only gotten worse, if anything. And then there is the boyfriend problem. Original boyfriend was such a hopelessly good Ken doll sort of a guy, he got boring. So she turned him into a jerk and moved him out of town. Enter boyfriend 2. After awhile, he turned in a hopelessly good Ken doll who was boring, so she killed him off. Last time I read one of these, things were looking kind of iffy for the relationship with boyfriend #3, so I fear for him . . . ;=)

Mar 2, 2022, 9:17 am

>14 tealadytoo: Kind of like the red shirts in Star Trek, eh? The last time I read one, I remember thinking, "HOW many times can an intelligent woman go off by herself without telling anyone where she went?"

Mar 2, 2022, 5:19 pm

Now that I think about it, I rarely drink tea while reading tea themed books, but that's probably because I have read very few (I think I own maybe three) tea themed books. I haven't read much from any of them yet.

However, I have read/listened my way through Sheridan Le Fanu's Green Tea a few times, but usually at night of when I'm in my car, so no tea either.

Mar 2, 2022, 7:04 pm

I guess if I had a book that featured tea, I'd read it while sipping tea, but that's only because I drink tea and read books all the time, so they're bound to coincide occasionally.

I got fed up with the Laura Childs books. Theodosia is just too perfect, too nosy, and nobody with any sense would hang out with her because she's a murder magnet :)

Mar 3, 2022, 1:53 am

>16 WeeTurtle:. Thanks! That made me find the story in one of my books. Now if I could only find the book, I'd read it later today :-)