As promised last week, I’ll be announcing the winner of the Tea Cosy Giveaway in today’s post. But not before I share about the drinks I have with books. Please keep reading!
Some of my favourite teas when I read are English Breakfast with milk, Earl Grey with Lemon, or Red Herbal Teas (Hibiscus, Rosehip, Apple). In the morning, I have a coffee while I read my Bible. Every now and then, I’d have apple, mango, or orange juice while reading.
Some of my drinking habits have been inspired by the very books I read.
I’ve first read about Rooibus Tea (a.k.a. Red Bush Tea) in The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith. It was love at first sip. Roobois Tea is what I drink on a rainy or a cold winter day – and it makes me feel like I’m in warm and beautiful Botswana.
Not until Fresh Brewed Life, by Nicole Johnson, did I have a Latte regularly, every single morning. This is an inspirational book about living a full life in Christ, and the author weaves her passion for Coffee with her love for God in a effortless manner. Side note: I’m blessed to have married a coffeeholic, who makes the world’s best Latte.
Nope, not cocaine – Coca-Cola. Never been much of a fan until Savannah from Savannah, by Denise Hildreth. The main character – you’ll never guess, her name’s Savannah – is addicted to Coca-Cola. Charmingly so. A few chapters in the book, and I already had a crave for a Coke. So I had one, and then another one and you know the rest of the story (right out of the AA manual).
So much for reading being an addiction-free activity, huh? Or maybe it’s only me who’s prone to being influenced by fiction. Note to self: should not read books about drugs or alcoholic beverages.
Have you had any experiences of the sort? What do you drink while reading?
What more exciting way to finish this post than by announcing that the Tea Cosy Giveaway Winner is:
Congratulations and thanks for sharing about your fav tea and book. I’m glad the lovely tea-cosy has found a home with you!
Thank you everyone else for commenting, too. You also get a small thank you gift from Gribook Accessories – a winter-wonderland bookmark!
By the way, do check out the many fascinating, yet mysterious sculptures found in Scottish libraries. He makes cups of tea out of books. Read and see more about it here.
Don’t leave before telling us: what do you prefer with a book – tea, coffee, juice?