Posts tagged with tea

Jan 12 2023

January perfection


January 12th is National Hot Tea Day, apparently, which makes it the ideal time to break out this P.G. Wodehouse quote (from The Code of the Woosters:

"The cup of tea on arrival at a country house is a thing which, as a rule, I particularly enjoy. I like the crackling logs...

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Dec 12 2022

A Magic Steeped in Poison, by Judy I. Lin


Judy I. Lin's A Magic Steeped in Poison is a fun novel by any standard, and a really impressive debut. In Lin's Chinese- and Taiwanese-inspired historical fantasy, a girl named Ning is desperate to cure her dying sister. Ning's only hope is winning the shennong-shi trials—a high-court competition of magical tea-brewing, with a royal boon as the grand prize. Armed with her late mother's tea knowledge, Ning...

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Dec 12 2022

Weekly Book Giveaway: A Magic Steeped in Poison, by Judy I. Lin


Our latest Book Giveaway is Judy I. Lin's A Magic Steeped in Poison. A word of warning to any interested readers: I started this book at midnight, finished it at about two in the morning, and then discovered that I wouldn't be able to get the sequel for at least five days. Learn from my mistake, and make sure you acquire both books in the series at the same time...

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May 30 2019



Tea and literature are two of my favorite subjects, so I opened this recent NPR article expecting nothing but joy... only to discover a horrifying announcement about a link between hot tea and esophageal cancer...

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