Best Books To Pair With Tea

Author: Adriana Pacheco

“Our library isn't very extensive," said Anne, "but every book in it is a friend.”- Anne Blythe, Anne’s House of Dreams

Like Anne, we believe that books are like friends! And what better way to enjoy time with “friends” than with a good cup of tea? We had a look at the first seven Anne of Green Gables novels and matched them up with our Avonlea Teas to give you ideas for your very own Avonlea Afternoon Tea Book Club!

Anne of Green Gables

We think that the most beloved of L.M.Montgomery’s books is best paired with the Kindred Spirits Loose Leaf Tea. In the first novel, Anne of Green Gables, Anne discovers that Kindred Spirits can be all around. This tea is a rich blend of Darjeeling and Keemun. It will evoke feelings of warmth and kindredship as you read and sip tea with your friends.

Anne of Avonlea

In Anne of Avonlea, Anne is a bit more grown up, but she still manages to get herself into situations that are hilarious and lamentable. That is why our Raspberry Cordial Oolong Tea, which gets its name from the memorable "raspberry cordial incident" with Diana Barry, pairs well with Anne of Avonlea. As you drink this fragrant tea, the name will remind you that no matter how much time you spend planning, there will always be moments where things don’t go exactly as you expect!

Anne of the Island

In this novel, Anne goes off to college and grows into a mature woman. The Avonlea Afternoon Loose Leaf Tea, a strong blend of Keemun and Ceylon, is the perfect accompaniment to any discussion about Anne of the Island. Anne becomes more refined in this book, which pairs perfectly with the pleasantly sophisticated taste of Avonlea Afternoon. Get the "Home of the Cuthberts" tote bag and receive the first three Anne of Green Gables books for free!

Anne of Windy Poplars

In Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne is working as a teacher, dealing with the Pringle family of Kingsport, who are snobs of the highest class, and constantly writing letters to Gilbert. Anne is always on the go in this novel, so we have paired it with our White Way of Delight Tea, a blend of Ceylon, Apple and Cinnamon, for kick! This tea will certainly keep you going, and it reminds us that no matter how stressful life can get, there is always a moment to stop and enjoy a good cup of tea.

Anne’s House of Dreams

This is the novel where Anne and Gilbert finally get married! Lovers Lane Loose Leaf Tea is the perfect tea to go along with Anne’s House of Dreams. The tea gets its name from Lover’s Lane in Avonlea, a place that Anne and Gilbert frequented. The tea is a blend of Bergamot, Lavender, and Orange peel: a mixture that reminds us of Anne’s seaside house and garden.

Anne of Ingleside

In Anne of Ingleside, Anne is now a mother of quite the brood of children. While she may be a busy mom, Anne still retains her imagination and the whimsical nature that coloured her girlhood and she passes that on to her children. That is why we think that drinking the Cherry Blossom Loose Leaf Tea while reading this book is a must. It’s a nice reminder from Anne’s girlhood days to hold onto a bit of your youthful ways as you get older.

Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley centres around Anne and Gilbert’s children and the adventures they have with their friends. We think that the Summer Preserves Tea is perfect for sipping on while reading or discussing this novel. Like the novel, this tea is a bit of an adventure! It's a blend of Sencha Green Tea with dried fruit pieces, passion fruit, mango and kiwi flavouring. Similar to the adventures of the Blythe children, it will leave you wanting more. Try it as iced tea with our recipe!

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