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Bookish Blends: The Perfect Tea to Sip While Devouring Your Next YA Read

If you’re anything like me, you might spend a lot of time trying to achieve the perfect level of coziness so you can really dive in to your current reading material. Maybe you need to light the perfect scented candle or wrap yourself entirely in blankets. Personally, I like a cup of tea for coziness. Here are a few book-and-tea pairings for when you want a warm drink to go with a good story.

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The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz and Black Currant Tea

Ballerinas, gothic boarding schools, and a touch of romance? This book calls for a tea that’s as rich and layered as it is. This blend has a bit of sweetness and a bit of bite.

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer and Cardamom Herbal Tea

As well as being the future Queen of Hearts from Wonderland, Cath is a talented baker—and nothing says baking to me like the sweet, slightly spicy taste of cardamom. Pairs well with lemon tarts.

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Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore and Hibiscus Tea

This book has a lovely floral cover and features a lush magical garden, family secrets, and young love. The bright color of hibiscus tea recalls the story’s vibrancy, while its subtle sourness hints at mystery beneath the surface. (Bonus: hibiscus tea is super refreshing when iced!)

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The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski and Black Frisian Tea

A story this eerie and twisty deserves a bold tea pairing. Black Frisian is a strong tea with enough punch to have you running through an enchanted forest—but make sure to stay on the paths!

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Have any favorite tea and book pairings you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments.

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