Today is the very first installment of Tuesday Starts with Tea, this week is all about Carrie Fisher’s Shockaholic and a crisp Autumn tea by Harney and Sons.
Basically, each week I will read a book while sipping a cup of tea. On Tuesdays I will write a new blog post telling you guys about what I’ve been reading and drinking. I love books and tea, so I found a way to combine my love for them. There are many book, as well as tea bloggers (and tea and/or book lovers who don’t write) in general out there, so hopefully you guys will enjoy this new series. Today I will be focusing on Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher. My tea of choice this week was Cranberry Autumn from Harney and Sons Fine Teas.
I bought this tea a few days after I did my Don’t Spill the Tea post.
Why did I buy it? I love Fall and cranberry…I felt like this tea was calling to me. Also, look how cute the packaging is. Red and Orange are two of my favorite colors. (Honestly, I just love any color that isn’t beige or white, or bland in any way. Too boring for me.) I love how Harney’s gives you these little tins; they are so cute!
Cranberry Autumn is a black tea blended with cranberry and orange flavors. Practically the Fall season in liquid form.
The black tea they use to make this blend is very full bodied. Which is nice, because while I love flavors…I want to be able to actually taste the tea; with this tea you definitely can.
This is the only tea I have drank since I ordered it a few weeks ago. (Which is pretty rare for me, I usually like to change things up everyday, so I don’t get bored.) Each day after trying this flavor, I can’t wait to get up; ’cause that means I get to drink it again. (This is not a sponsored post, I promise. I just really love this tea.) However, if they do ever want to sponsor me, I’m totally good with that. You listenin’ Harney’s? 😉
You can buy the tea from the links below.
https://amzn.to/2IBxx0f Pretty tin of 20 sachets
https://amzn.to/2TG9y6z Different, but still pretty tin of 30 sachets
https://amzn.to/336MRLK Or a bag of 50 sachets (This is the one I’m going to have to get soon considering how fast I am going through it.)
You can also buy it directly from Harney and Son’s website. Use (this link) and you can get $5.00 off your first order when you spend $30 or more, which isn’t hard to do…because every time I go to their site I have such a hard time deciding which tea to buy; I just want them all.
Steep this tea for 5 minutes. After I steep it, I let it set and cool for a while, the flavor comes out more when it’s just warm and not hot (probably because waiting makes it not burn you tastebuds off for one thing.) Ha! I’m so impatient sometimes, I can’t help it. I also add a little bit of raw, unfiltered organic honey to add a touch more sweetness.
I’m pretty sure this tea is my new favorite from Harney’s.
Now, let’s get to the book…
In Shockaholic Carrie writes about her experiences with Electro Shock Therapy, her relationship with her mother; befriending Michael Jackson. Her lack of relationship with her father. A friend dying in her bed when he slept over at her house…and how she was good at helping other people die when it was their time to go. Oh, and lots and lots of drug use.
Carrie is (was) so funny. I loved her writing style.
I originally bought both Wishful Drinking and Shockaholic as a Star Wars fan, but after reading both of these. I’m a fan of hers, not just as Princess Leia, but as Carrie herself.
I highly recommend this book and Wishful Drinking to fans of her. Even if you aren’t into Star Wars these are still interesting reads.
If I had to pick a favorite out of Shockaholic and Wishful Drinking, I would go with Wishful Drinking. Start with it first anyway.
I hope you liked the first Tuesday Starts with Tea. I’ll meet you back here next Tuesday, for whatever other tea I decide to drink while reading The Dirt by: Mötley Crüe.
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