This time of year as the weather turns cooler, there is nothing like curling up with a book and a nice hot beverage. I’m a coffee drinker, but there’s something about a nice afternoon cup of tea that pairs perfectly with an escape into the pages.
One of the first times I visited our reviewer Carrie’s blog, Reading to Know, I fell in love with a quote that was part of her blog design at the time: “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me” C.S. Lewis.
This is one of the quotes featured on the tea tag of Novel Teas sold by Bag Ladies Tea. I was offered a sample of these teas, and I am completely delighted by them! What a great gift to give to a friend who needs a pick-me-up, perhaps paired with a new juicy novel.
25 tea bags (each with a bookish quote featured on the tea tag) sell for $12.50, and a cute 5-pack box costs $2.50. The bags ares English Breakfast tea, and while it’s not the finest tea leaves I’ve ever steeped, it’s not bad either. I’m not a tea snob, but I do like a good sturdy brew, and this tea from Bag Ladies Tea fills the cup. And the packaging is so delightful that it’s fun to give and to enjoy yourself.
Here are some other fun bookish quotes that I’ve been keeping track of:
Groucho Marx: Outside of a dog there’s nothing better than a book. Inside a dog it’s too dark to read.
Max Medina, in Gilmore Girls, season 1 finale: I studied and taught the great literature all my life. And those stories are replete with characters that let opportunities slip by, but what I teach is more than literature, it’s lessons in life. If I don’t follow these tenets, I’m not the man I thought I was, the man I want to be.
Lainie in Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center: I’d forgotten how much TV could pull you out of your own world. Books were a good distraction, but TV was like not even being there at all.
Do you have a favorite quote about the literary life? Do you know of someone who would adore Novel Teas?
Jennifer Donovan sips, quotes, and reads. She blogs at Snapshot.