As excited as we are about fall flavours (did someone say chai?) we’re not ready to let go of tranquil summer days just yet. To help you savour the season, we’ve partnered with the bookworms at HarperCollins Canada to create the perfect end of summer book and tea pairings.
These books are hot off the presses and major page-turners. The teas we’ve paired them with will help you keep your cool as you delve into intricate and alluring worlds and meet their unique characters. Our tea specialists matched the books’ vibes and suggested flavours to complement the imaginary universes.
So put your kettle on and make sure you have ice – these book and tea pairings are the perfect way to squeeze in one more adventure before summer slips away.
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough— C. S. Lewis, author of the classic Chronicles of Narnia
or a book long enough to suit me.”
Iced Tea & Book Pairings
No matter your taste in literature or tea, there’s something for everyone on this book club menu.
Pro tip: These teas will be just as delicious warm as they are iced. Revisit them in the cooler months and let the scents of each flavour remind you of these enchanting stories while they warm you up.
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead
Pair it with: Blood Orange Boost
Solving this mystery is going to take every bit of thought, memory and focus we can get. Thankfully we’ve got a cup of Blood Orange Boost for just that purpose. They say rosemary is for memory and GABA green tea is for focus. Add in the thrilling name, and this iced tea is the perfect accomplice for uncovering a murder.
The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi
Pair it with: Tulsi Tranquility
All the secrets you’re keeping too hot to handle? Cool down with an iced cup of Tulsi Tranquility – a tea full of ingredients that could have been picked from the Healing Garden in Shimla itself.
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
Pair it with: Blueberry Fields Forever
Some secrets are meant to be kept forever, and some are meant to be shared – like how this beautiful iced tea gets its colour. Elderberry, hibiscus, violets and butterfly pea blossoms make this the safest – and most vibrant – potion on the block. Watch the lovely oolong unfurl along with this thrilling tale set for the ages.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Pair it with: Just Peachy
Decisions can be hard and sometimes it’s easy to get stuck regretting the past. We think that one of the best cures for a thought spiral is curling up with a book to learn from other people’s experiences. With the Midnight Library, you can do just that. Pair Nora’s adventures with a cup of Just Peachy on ice – an easy decision to make and one we know you won’t regret.
The Spectacular by Zoe Whittal
Pair it with: Butterfly Jasmine
It takes all kinds to make up a family. Every member is unique and precious, just like our jasmine green tea, which is hand-tied into delicate butterfly shapes. Sip along to a story of metamorphosis and family ties with an iced cup of our spectacular Butterfly Jasmine.