Tea and a Read #5


Hey, young bloods! For those of you who don't know, Tea and a Read is a link-up created by the lovely Kathryn where you share a book you've been reading and tea you've been drinking that month. Without further ado, I hope you enjoy!



The tea I've been drinking is slightly unusual: it's a dark chocolate and cardamom tea I bought in Guatemala. We went to the Chocolate Museum in Antigua one evening, and this is one of the things I got! It's slightly bitter, but with a hint of spice and fruitiness?? I just. I don't know how to describe it. But it's chocolate tea, so what more is there to say?


I've been reading Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (affectionally known by the fandom as The Brick), and I'm actually??? really??? enjoying it??? I decided to read it because I've been in the fandom so long I figured it was about time, but I didn't expect to like it. However, it's actually super good! 

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Let's chat! What teas (or other beverages!) have you been loving lately? How about books? Comment below, and remember that you are a very beautiful pickle. <3

Namarië,
Ellie

18 comments:

  1. Tea, YES! Mug, YES! Book, YES!
    Basically this post is just one big YES!
    ~Kathryn

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  2. Hmm.... on Saturday I had a Double Fudge Bar frappichino from my local Starbucks AND OML IT WAS DELICIOUS. And books..... I'm about halfway through The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (it goes great when I'm listening to Nightcore versions of songs on YouTube, the Nightcore and book is so fast-paced and yeah.)

    ~Izzy

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    1. That sounds really good, omg. I've had a double fudge mocha before that was just DIVINE.
      Ooh, that sounds great! I love finding songs that go along with books.

      - Ellie

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  3. What I've been loving? Water of course!

    "Drink water! Not... not alcohol!" - a wise person who must not be named xD

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    1. GOOD GOOD STAYING HEALTHY I APPROVE.

      - Ellie

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  4. I really want to read Les Miserables but its been put on my to read list with one million other books that I should get around to reading. Tea sounds good the amount of tea my family and I drink is rather insane (my step sister's planning an intervention)

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    1. Ugh same. Since I've been stuck on this one book for so long (on account of how long it is), my TBR pile is experiencing some serious backlog.)

      - Ellie

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  5. That tea sounds amazing (apparently I need to visit Antigua), I love your mug, and I just finished that exact same edition of Les Mis a few weeks ago!

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    1. Ahhhh you should, it's gorgeous!
      It's really good, isn't it?

      - Ellie

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  6. (I would like to begin by telling you that that mug = wonderful & perfect. I approve.)

    Let us see... what have I been reading & drinking lately? I just picked up E.O. Wilson's "The Future of Life", which is a truly fascinating meditation on the current state of the environment and how we can build a sustainable and scientific human culture that fosters a healthy ecosystem with all creatures. I find myself nodding at every turn - it is lovely.

    And, in terms of tea: I tend to stick with my trusty Earl Grey. You can't go wrong with it! ;) xx

    Topaz / Six Impossible Things

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    1. Ahh thank you! <3
      That sounds really interesting!
      I do love me some good Earl Grey :)

      - Ellie

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  7. Dark chocolate and cardamom...that's an interesting flavor combination that I haven't heard of before. I think that would make a super delicious ice cream. A PROJECT FOR NEXT MONTH. I've got credit to a local spice store so I might use a few dollars to buy cardamom pods.
    And I can see why people refer to that book as the Brick. That book could be used as a doorstop.

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    1. OH MY GOD THAT WOULD BE THE BEST ICE CREAM.
      I love cardamom - my other favorite way to have it is infused into Ceylon iced tea. :)
      IKR?!?!

      - Ellie

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  8. That tea sounds amazing! I've been wanting to read Les Mis, but I'm a little nervous to start because of how big the book is and how small the font is, haha ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thank you! It's actually really enjoyable - there are some sections you can skip, too.

      - Ellie

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  9. I have been wanting to read Les Mis for AGES now because I love the story and the movie/play so much. It's just so HUGE that it makes it daunting. I mean, they call it the brick for a reason, right? Also, chocolate tea sounds interesting...I tried red velvet cake tea once but that was pretty gross, actually. ❤

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    1. IKR. I put it off for years and years....but now I'm glad I'm doing it!
      Ugh, that doesn't sound too good.

      - Ellie

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