A Beginners Guide to Finding the Perfect Tea for your Perfect Read

Felicia Gullotta // Blog Writer

Tea goes with books like peanut butter goes with jelly. And it’s not just Earl Grey out there; there is a whole wide world of tea so that you can find something perfect for every story. Here’s a list of some pairs to give you some ideas.


The ClassicsYorkshire tea leaves
Whether it’s Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, or Frankenstein, you’ll need a strong, powerful cup of tea to
accompany these persistently timeless reads. For those brave enough to try something on the stronger side, Yorkshire tea with a little milk and sugar will be your faithful companion as you trek the mountains of Switzerland and the moors of northern England. For classics like Pride and Prejudice where proper etiquette is the law of the land, try something tamer like an English breakfast blend.


Young Adult FictionYoung Adult Tea
As you sit back and enjoy the tumultuous tribulations of your favorite John Green and Sarah Dessen heroines, enjoy something cool and refreshing. An icy blend of apple, peaches, and pineapples are key ingredients to a full-bodied taste. The dynamic characters who steal your hearts deserve a tea that equals their drive and likability. But it’s YA, so it should still hold a bit of energy to it.


Dystopian/FantasySpicy Tea
Come one, come all, to enjoy everything from The Hunger Games to The Lord of the Rings. These varied, compelling tales need a tea that is as varied and complex and the fantasy worlds they operate in. Try mixing ginger with lemongrass for a citrus kick without the caffeine. Want more of an adventure? Ginger tea mixed with peppercorns has a heat to rival Mount Doom. Mix in some mint instead of peppercorns and that heat will be followed by a refreshing resolution.


RomanceRomance Tea
Things getting steamy? Chocolate and roses aren’t just for Valentine’s Day anymore. You can now find them in your favorite teas. Tea retailers like DAVIDsTEA and Teavana both offer special mix of black tea that incorporate these romantic ingredients. Rich, creamy, and slightly floral, set the perfect mood for a date night with your favorite romance.


Science FictionSci-Fi tea
Pu’er teas are super rich and earthy, the ideal thing to keep you grounded as your adventure takes you through time and space. Often coming in a variety of flavors and blends, it will be easy to find the right one for whatever world you visit next. Pu’er is a fermented black tea, which gives it its signature earthy flavor as well as more caffeine than your average cup of tea.

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