Tea and a Read #3


Hey, young bloods! Tea and a Read, a fabulous idea started by Kathryn, is a monthly post where you share a tea you've been drinking and book you've been reading that month. Today, I'll be sharing my Tea and a Read for April. I hope you enjoy!




Okay, so apparently my aunt is some sort of tea goddess. She recently visited again for my cousin's wedding shower, and she brought me EVEN MORE TEA. This time around, it's Darjeeling Black Tea, and IT'S SO GOOD HOLY CRAP. I'm a total sucker for black tea, so it's no surprise I've consumed almost all the box already.



I've been reading Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan, the ninth book in the Wheel of Time Series. *ACTUALLY SCREAMING BC AT WHAT POINT ARE THEY GOING TO FIGURE OUT ABOUT THERA*. And Egeanin and Domon THE SHIIIIIIIIPSSSS.

What books have you been reading this month? How about TEA? Comment below, and remember that you are all very beautiful pickles <3

Namarië,
Ellie 

22 comments:

  1. I really wish I liked different flavoured tea. I've been trying to force myself to like green tea but I'm not having much luck. I think I'm just going to have to stick to good ol' tetley tea bags until I find something else I like haha. xxx

    foreverebekka.co.uk

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    1. Hah, I don't like green tea that much either. I really only like black tea and some fruit flavors.

      - Ellie

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  2. Gosh, your photography is stunning! I'm a fan of darjeeling as well.
    ~Kathryn

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    1. Thank you so much! Isn't it lovely?

      - Ellie

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  3. Mmm, that tea sounds really good! This winter I drank multiple cups of tea every day (mostly green, but also black), but I haven't had any in weeks. I tried reading the Wheel of Time a few years ago, but I just couldn't get into it, and stopped after only the first book. I'm currently slogging through Les Miserables, which is actually a lot more fun to read than I had expected!

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    1. DUDE SAME. Yes, it's definitely not for everyone.....I think mainly hardcore fantasy fans would be the ones to like it. LES MIZ IS SO ON MY TBR PILE. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it!

      - Ellie

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  4. Both the tea and book sound amazing! Thank you for sharing ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  5. *is watching you freak out over Winter's Heart* Wait till you get to the end.... *grins*
    This month I've been drinking Red Rose tea. As usual. And I've just(literally) finished Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, AND I CAN'T HOLD ALL THE FEELS. ALL THE WONDERFUL FEELS. I'M STILL GRINNING LIKE AN IDIOT OVER THE SHORT STORY AT THE BACK OF THE BOOK.

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    1. I'm actually only twenty or thirty pages from the end - they've just arrived in Shadar Logoth. And Lan and Nynaeve officially need a ship name.....Lynaeve? Ooh, that could be a pretty name all on its own.
      Everyone seems to be loving Cassandra Clare these days - I may have to check her out! Where would you recommend I start?

      - Ellie

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    2. OMGS YASS LYNAEVE SOUNDS LIKE AN AWESOME SHIP NAME.
      Start with Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series. There's six books, and the first one is City of Bones. It's not the best, and you'll need to read to book three to really be able to decide whether or not you like the series. And then before you finish The Mortal Instruments, read The Infernal Devices(the prequel trilogy, and it over laps with the last three books in TMI, so you'll get spoiled for TID if you don't read them first) And then you can read Lady Midnight, which comes after the last TMI book. And then there's the Bane Chronicles(a bind up of novellas about Magnus Bane, the high warlock of Brooklyn)The Shadowhunter's Codex and the Shadowhunter Academy novellas(DON'T READ THEM BEFORE YOU FINISH THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS THOUGH. IT'LL SPOIL YOU REALLY BADLY IF YOU DO)
      LOL this was a long comment. I stop talking now.

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    3. THIS SOUNDS SO COMPLICATED. I will try, though.

      - Ellie

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  6. I feel like I'm the odd bookworm out because I don't drink tea. Or coffee, actually. I mean, I'm quite partial to a nice Thai tea but honestly, Australia is just too damn hot.

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    1. Okay, I'm going to commit total tea heresy and suggest you try iced tea. SHHHHH THE BRITS DON'T NEED TO KNOW. Just brew a bunch of hot tea and dump it on ice (or put some tea bags in ice water, your choice.) If you choose to try it, I recommend black tea or else something really strong, as when the ice slowly melts it dilutes the flavor of the tea a bit. So make sure to pick something strong or just let the tea steep for a while.

      - Ellie

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  7. YES tea and books-- my life! I have been reading the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, and drinking herbal iced tea (to get ready for summer) ;). Lovely post!
    -Vivian
    http://moonsworlds.blogspot.com

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    1. DUUUUUDE YES. That series sounds quite good - what's it about?
      Thank you :)

      - Ellie

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    2. It's about this girl who's job is to collect teeth for this monster guy and then she meets this angel and the fall in love and... yeah.. hard to explain I guess. I'm going to do a review of it on my blog when I finish the series, hopefully I will be able to write a better summary then XD
      -Vivian
      http://moonsworlds.blogspot.com

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  8. Ooo, I love tea but whenever I get some of the good, expensive stuff I HOARD it and basically never drink it because I want to make it last a long time, especially some of the more seasonal teas. Like, I adore the Teavana White Chocolate Peppermint tea, but not only is it super expensive, you can only get it in December.

    So I drink a lot of English Breakfast while staring longingly at my jars of tea while reminding myself that I NEED TO SAVE IT.

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    1. THAT TEA SOUNDS SO GOOD HOLY CRAP. Where do you get it?
      English breakfast and Irish breakfast are two of my favorites!

      - Ellie

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    2. It's from Teavana; a chain of stores where you can buy tea...buying it in bulk isn't quite the right word for it, but it's like if you want a specific amount of tea...like 4 ounces or whatever.

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  9. Oooh, I love Twinings tea! I've mostly tried ones like Irish and English Breakfast, but I've been slightly branching out my tastes with Adagio teas. They're really good too.


    Alexa
    thessalexa.blogspot.com
    verbosityreviews.com

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    1. DUDE SAME. I'll have to try those!

      - Ellie

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