Steeped in Books and Tea 8.7.2020


I’ve enjoyed several great steeps but here’s one to highlight. Additionally, I finished one book this week. It was a good one so I’ll work on a review to share this weekend. More tea than books but that’s OK, live a little…

Big Easy Green Tea from August Uncommon

For the next five weeks, I’m collaborating with August Uncommon, a tea company with some uncommon blends. Steeping is underway and so far I haven’t been disappointed. Something uncommon in the month of August. Yes please!

From August 3 – September 12, 2020 use the code BYTHECUP for 20% off your tea purchase. I will be featuring teas from their Top Ten Iced Tea Kit using the Iced Tea Brewer. Of course some pours will be #courTEAsy of my tea pots because they get lonely & I miss them.

The Steep: Big Easy is a green tea blend full of surprises. I’ve heard people say SO MANY TIMES that they don’t like green tea because of its bitter taste. More than likely it’s bitter because you used boiling water which is a BIG NO NO! But I digress…

This blend contains pineapple and caramel with lemongrass and german barley malt (say what now) and some other ingredients. I’m trying but can’t come up with better tasting notes than the package

πšƒπ™°πš‚πšƒπ™΄πš‚ 𝙻𝙸𝙺𝙴 : πš™πš’πš—πšŽπšŠπš™πš™πš•πšŽ πšŒπšŠπš”πšŽ, πšŒπšŠπš›πšŠπš–πšŽπš• πš‹πšŽπš’πšπš—πšŽπš, πšπš›πš’πšŽπš πš•πšŽπš–πš˜πš— πš™πšŽπšŽπš•

π™΅π™΄π™΄π™»πš‚ 𝙻𝙸𝙺𝙴 : 𝚊 πš•πšŠπš£πš’ πšœπšπš›πš˜πš•πš• πšπš‘πš›πš˜πšžπšπš‘ πšπš‘πšŽ π™΅πš›πšŽπš—πšŒπš‘ πš€πšžπšŠπš›πšπšŽπš› πš’πš— π™½πšŽπš  π™Ύπš›πš•πšŽπšŠπš—πšœ

I steeped and repeated 2 more times. I’m going to use imagination, but enjoy the #realiTEA of all this goodness in liquid form. Also feels like a book set in New Orleans would be a perfect pairing. I’ve downloaded A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton because it’s set in β€”you guess itβ€”New Orleans!

Book I finished

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones + Darjeeling Cold Brew Tea

After reading Clap When You Land I remembered I had Silver Sparrow on my shelf. Silver Sparrow is about two Black girls growing up in Atlanta in the 1980s. Dana, knows her father James, is a bigamist, living with his first familyβ€”wife Laverne and daughter Chaurisse, the same age as Dana. There’s a lot to unpack but let’s just sum it up with this. It was way better (IMO) than An American Marriage which I DNF’ed. I couldn’t put this one down and am looking forward to other books by Jones (I’ll check my library’s electronic catalog).

And that’s a wrap this week! What have you been steeping and reading?

Published by booksbythecup

Lover of good books and tea

2 thoughts on “Steeped in Books and Tea 8.7.2020

    1. Green tea should be prepared at a lower water temperature (around 175F) for about 2-3 minutes. Since this was a flavored tea, the package said 4 minutes and it was just fine.

      When you steep the tea take it out after the alloted steep time or else it just keeps steeping.

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