Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday Tea

I came across this little meme at BirdBrain[ed] Book Blog and as it's Thursday - and tea time - thought I'd make a contribution. Sadly I don't have cucumber sandwiches, or freshly made scones with jam and cream to go with it, but perhaps next week.

The book: 
Goodbye Sarajevo, by Atka Reid & Hana Schofield
I'm halfway through this book and feeling a sleepless night coming along. Something I can ill afford having been up way past midnight most nights this week reading! I just can't put this one down. It's the story of two sisters in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War and the chapters alternate between them.

The tea:
This provided me with a great excuse to take a look through my tea cupboard (and find hoards of tea in half empty boxes!!). But today I've gone for a spicy chai tea, blended with cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, cloves and ginger.

Do they go together?
I think I may have found the perfect match. It's the spices in this tea that go so well with the book and the setting I think. I guess I associate such teas with this part of the world. I can't really explain it. I'm just glad I was able to make a cup of tea so easily though, rather than having to avoid sniper fire to collect water and burn clothes to keep the fire going. What these sisters endured is incredible.


  1. This book sounds fascinating. I look forward to your review. I am already a follower so I shall watch for it! Happy reading!!

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  2. Hi Ann,
    Sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to add this to my ever growing TBR list. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

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  3. I definately love the spices in that tea.

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  5. Oooo, spicy chai! I love a good spicy tea, myself.

    Thanks for coming to the party this week! Apologies for visiting so late, but I'm glad you decided to play. :D

    - Anastasia @ Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog

  6. It is very good refreshment. I like tea very much. I used to drink tea 2-3 times in day. After drinking it I feel fresh and relaxed.

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