Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I Love Books, and I Love Tea...

Hello my tea loving friends... Like many of us, my love for books is nearly matched by my love of tea. After all, even the great C.S. Lewis felt this way --

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. -C.S. Lewis

Because of this, I've been working on a project lately which is near to my heart: a tea blend to celebrate the Evergreen Award run by the Ontario Library Association. My local tea shop, Distinctly Tea, is one of my regular hangouts, and the owners are fabulous -- they're certified tea sommeliers who are fantastic at recommending and sharing new teas (even if I usually stick to my regular order!) Dianne Krampien, the community-minded owner, created a new blend, the fully organic Evergreen Blend, in honour of this award, and is giving a portion of the proceeds to my local library (and employer), the Stratford Public Library.

Take a look! 


It's only $10 for a 75 gram tin, and if you're a tea drinker, it's a delicious blend of a sweet, mild green tea with a pinch of lapsang souchong. It has a smoky, campfire scent, which only comes out faintly in the flavour. If you can't get away to the lake this summer, have a cup of this in the backyard and you'll feel like you're ready to start singing Kumbaya ;)

It's available online -- or, it's just another excuse to come visit us here in Stratford!


(all the details can also be found on our library blog)

9 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful - a cup of good tea and a great book are the perfect companions! Also, that C.S. Lewis quote must be one of my favourites. I must share that image you've chosen for it!

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    1. They are always a great combo, aren't they? I'm lucky enough to have been able to combine these two loves into this great product -- I'm really happy with it :)

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  2. Wow nice! Books and tea go so well together.

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    1. Wow is pretty good too ;) I really like this tea, and I hope other people will be willing to give it a try too -- it's really tasty and supports a good cause!

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    2. I like supporting good causes, and I'm looking forward to trying the tea! I was glad to see that they ship to the US.

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  3. What can I say other than that I always knew you were a kindred spirit.

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    1. :) Tea and books, the perfect partnership!

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  4. Oh that CS Lewis quote is new to me - love it. He was fond of Jane Austen, too, another reason to like him!

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