Pairing Books and Tea

Pairing Books and Tea

18 Aug 17  |  By Clarissa Patrick

Most tea and book lovers will agree that the secret to a good life is a cup of good tea in one hand and a good book in the other.

The right tea can completely elevate your reading experience, that’s why we came up with an unbeatable guide to match your books with the perfect teas. 

Tea: A History of the Drink That Changed the World by John C. Griffiths

Tea has affected international relations, exposed divisions of class and race, shaped the ethics of business, and even led to significant advances in medicine. Thoroughly researched and captivating, this is a unique study of the little green leaf.

Pair with: Chilli Chai Black Tea, a classic blend of Indian spices and Assam Black tea is a perfect nod to the origins of the history of tea in India. 


Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

This story portrays the paradise that once was Kashmir, and how the politics of the sub-continent ripped apart the lives of those caught in the middle of the battleground. It is told through the eyes of four main characters; Shalimar, a tightrope walker from Kashmir; Max Ophuls, a US diplomat; his illegitimate daughter, India and Boonyi, the woman whose story unites them all. At its core, it is a beautiful story about love and vengeance. 

Pair With: Even more astounding than the characters is the description of the setting itself. Pair this book with our Saffron Kahwa Green Tea, a tea that was inspired by the original Kahwa recipe of Kashmir. 

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister’s investigation into the lives of contemporary women in America turned up a surprising truth that only twenty percent of American women today are married by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. Historically, when women have options other than early marriage, the result is massive social change and this change is seen the world over.

Pair with: Our luxurious Rose Oolong Tea promotes feminine wellbeing. Sip on it and revel because the future is female. 

2 States: The Story of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat

This one does need much of an introduction thanks to its popular motion picture adaptation. It is an entertaining and humorous personal account of the author and the challenges he and his wife faced in convincing their parents to agree to their marriage. It is a hilarious account of the complications that arise within Indian families, especially when people from diverse cultural backgrounds fall in love and decide to get married.

Pair With: This story about the blending of 2 families requires a perfectly blended tea. Our Marigold Green Tea with Marigold petals and lemongrass is a perfect ode to the great Indian wedding. 

Few things are as satisfying as curling up under a blanket with a good book and of course a good cup of tea. Do you have your own pairings of tea and books that you would like to share with us? Let us know in the comment section below.

Clarissa Patrick