Have you read a book based around the subject of tea? Or even loosely based around it?
Yesterday I was looking through my books after my boyfriend had made space for them on bookshelves. One of them, ‘A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down‘* caught my eye.
I like this book a lot. I find it very insightful into biscuit choices to have with a cup of tea or coffee:
Book description from the Amazon listing:* ‘Put a cup of tea in your hand, and what else can you do but sit down? This wonderful new book is a celebration of that most British of life’s cornerstones: taking a break, putting your feet up and having a breather. There is, however, a third element that any perfect sit down requires and it is this: biscuits. As Nicey so rightly points out, a cup of tea without a biscuit is a missed opportunity. Finding the right biscuit for the right occasion is as much an art as it is a science, and it is a task that Nicey has selflessly worked on for most of his tea drinking life.
From dunking to the Digestive, the Iced Gem to the Garibaldi, everything you’ll ever need to know about biscuits is in this book, and quite a lot more besides. Is the Jaffa Cake a cake or a biscuit? And have Wagon Wheels really got smaller since your childhood, or have you just got bigger? Unstintingly researched, Nicey and Wifey’s Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down does exactly what it says on the biscuit tin. So go on. Take a weight off, put the kettle on, and enjoy.’
There’s also an accompanying website, which I also find rather entertaining, but feel it needs a bit of an overhaul and content update! There have been a ton of new biccies on the market for them to try, although I could do that for them, don’t you think???!
- What’s your favourite biscuit to accompany your choice of hot drink?
- Do you dunk your biscuits? (me: no, ew!!)
- Are there any great tea-related books that you recommend me to read?
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