Pairing books with tea (Sense and Sensibility)

Happy Monday, friends! So, you know that I love to pair books with tea! (Exhibit A) Today’s book and tea pairing is a match made in literary heaven.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen is about the lives, loves and heartaches of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. I love the book, but I also love the various movie adaptations, especially the one with Emma Thompson. After a lot of drama, tears and some awful relations, Elinor and Marianne find their happy endings (it’s Jane Austen, after all!) so I think the perfect tea pairing is by Simpson & Vail from their Literary Tea Collection, Jane Austen’s Black Tea Blend. Besides black tea, the ingredients are spearmint, lavender flowers and vanilla flavor. Jane Austen loved lavender! And the Dashwood ladies would probably agree that it’s a good match since they enjoy flowers and a good cup of tea. So this is basically a bouquet of flowers, but in tea form.

What do you think about this pairing?

xoxo, Jane

PS. Have you read Sense & Sensibility?