Two Teas for You

All you need are books & tea. Wouldn’t the world be lovely if that were true?

Books and tea do go together, especially as the nip gets in the air and the leaves fall. So I’m excited to report that I have magically become a Tea Blender! 🙂 Over at Adagio Teas you can make your own custom blends of tea. So I’ve concocted two blends inspired by Blackbird Fly and The Girl in the Empty Dress, the two Bennett Sisters novels.

The Mystery of France in Your Cup

Blackbird Blend is an Earl Grey tea (black with citrus tones) blended with lavender to take you back to the French countryside. Added to that is white peach and vanilla for a hint of sweet.

The Empty Dress Blend is herbal. As coffee is my morning sip I drink herbal teas without caffeine all afternoon and evening. This one is based on a blend called Foxtrot which is chamomile flowers, rooibos tea, peppermint leaves and natural vanilla flavor. To that I’ve added more mint and chocolate plus cocoa nibs. (I confess a weakness for mint chocolate tea!)

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I’ll be giving out samplers of the two tea blends at Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, in Long Beach in November.

Adagio also has some scrumptious looking seasonal teas: Pumpkin Spice and Holiday Cheer, with tea bags to take you from now through the end of the year.

Start your tea kettles!

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  • Is Boucheron a franchise? ’cause we have one here too. The owner is really French but that’s no big deal anymore. I liked your tea ideas. I’m doing home made chai now. The more flavor the better I like. Made chili today too. It’s a little hot but that’s normal. Finally got your books on my mac kindle…yeah!

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      Hey Sharon! Boucheron is a French brand but the convention is Boucher-con, named for writer Anthony Boucher. So glad you got your Kindle books! Are you actually “back in France”? If so, color me jealous!!

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