January is National Hot Tea Month! In the winter, there’s nothing better than getting cozy with a warm drink and a good book. To celebrate the wonderful tradition of tea-drinking, we’ve compiled a list of books you can read with your favorite cup of tea!
Choose your favorite brew from below and pair it with our recommended titles:
Black Tea (with a splash of milk!)
Having a cup of this strong, robust blend means that you’re ready for action-packed stories and hard-hitting journeys.
Read: Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older, Refugee by Alan Gratz, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan (on sale 1/29/19), Game of Stars by Sayantani DasGupta (on sale 2/26/19)
Earl Grey Tea
This citrusy black tea will whisk you away to the UK, on a fun-filled excursion through British culture as you read these books.
Read: Harry Potter: A History of Magic by British Library, The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2) by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Mike Lowery
These stories tug at the heartstrings—a perfect match for the soothing drink. You will experience a variety of emotions while reading these titles, much like the many varieties this tea comes in!
Read: Front Desk by Kelly Yang, Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender, The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg (on sale 2/26/19)
The floral, delicate flavors of white tea will help you drift toward the supernatural realms of ghosts and witches.
Meanwhile, the earthy tones of this beverage will bring you back to reality, so you can discover more about some incredible people in history!
Read: She Dared: Malala Yousafzai by Jenni L. Walsh, What Would She Do? 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women by Kay Woodward, The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel (on sale 1/29/19)
Herbal (decaffeinated) teas call for relaxation and some entertainment. Our graphic novel picks will certainly get you there!
Read: The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) by Kazu Kibuishi, Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey, Kristy's Big Day by Ann M. Martin, illustrated by Gale Galligan
Happy reading, tea lovers!