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.
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.
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.