Tea for Book Lovers

December 28, 2009

I recently discovered a line of teas I think make great gifts for readers. It’s called Novel Teas and it’s packaged by Bag Ladies Tea. For the past few days I’ve been sipping on my own cups of tea made with Novel Tea bags. The tags are stamped with sayings by writers, such as the one in the photo above from Louisa May Alcott, who says, “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.”

English Breakfast tea is in the bag, and although I’m a coffee drinker for breakfast, English Breakfast tea is my choice for lunch and to sip during an afternoon of writing. I know we’re just past Christmas and gifts may not be the on the top of your list today, but there’s bound to be a gift-giving occasion in your future that these teas will be perfect for. Bag Ladies has collections for teachers, sisters, gardeners, mothers and more. Any of them can make a whimsical gift. It’s so refreshing to find something out of the norm that you know will be enjoyed by a tea drinker.

Speaking of Louisa May Alcott, here’s a reminder to tune your TV to PBS this evening at 9 p.m. to watch the American Masters biography on her. The film is directed/produced by Emmy Award winner Nancy Porter and written/produced by Harriet Reisen, who is also the author of the biography published by Henry Holt and Company called Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. I saw a preview of the film, and I was fascinated by the things I learned about Louisa, her family, and the times she lived in. Check out one of these websites for more information: http://www.alcottfilm.com/ and http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/. You can also read my review posted below.