Pairing books with tea (Belgravia)

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Belgravia by Julian Fellowes (of Downton Abbey fame) is a saga of a story that encompasses the lives of two families. One family is from “old money” and the other from “new money.” Both families reside in Belgravia. What I loved about this novel is that the vivid descriptions and scenes of Belgravia jumped out at me.

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So which tea would pair well with this book? What about Twinings Lady Grey tea?

It’s light and flavorful and not too strong. Perfect for those drawing room scenes for both families. I can almost imagine the characters sipping Twinings Lady Grey (even if Lady Grey wasn’t invented until the 1990s) out of their Royal Albert teacups (again, Royal Albert wasn’t around then either but we are just having fun here). So I think this tea would make a great pairing with our book today. But what do you think? xoxo, Jane

Pairing tea with books (The Making of a Marchioness)

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Via Persephone Books

Have you read The Making of a Marchioness (this Amazon affiliate link is for the free ebook) by Frances Hodgson Burnett? Yes, Frances Hodgson Burnett is the Frances Hodgson Burnett of The Secret Garden.

I love The Making of a Marchioness so much. I read it a few years ago and my Persephone edition sits proudly on my bookshelf.

At first glance, it appears to be a love story. But once you start reading, the plot darkens into a more realistic portrayal of the stark reality of women in late Victorian England.

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Just when Miss Emily Fox-Seton, our lovely heroine, resigns herself to spinsterhood, she meets Lord Walderhurst who sweeps her off her feet and makes her his marchioness. So far so good.

But then, Lord Walderhurst has to travel abroad for work. Unbeknownst to him, he leaves his wife in the hands of a few nefarious people. I don’t want to give the plot away, but it’s really a must-read.

This brings me to the theme of our post. Which tea shall we pair it with?

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Via Twinings Tea USA

How about Twinings Lady Grey? It’s a softer version of Earl Grey and it’s fitting for Emily, who is strong but gentle. What do you think?

Also, I created a Pinterest board for this pairing. xoxo, Jane

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It doesn’t cost you anything extra to use the links, but it’s also ok if you don’t use the links. I’m just grateful you are here and reading my blog. xoxo, Jane