Book: Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
Tea: Classic Green Tea
Book and Tea Match by Maia G.
Cinder is a stylish retelling of the quintessential faerie tale Cinderella in a futuristic version of Beijing. In this novel, Cinder is a cyborg mechanic with a sarcastic sense of humour and an android sidekick. Cinder must find an antidote for her sister Peony, a Letumosis victim, and keep the crown prince from marrying the malevolent Queen Levana before her own fate, and that of the world, is fixed.
There is something of a story behind this tea. If you only want to know which sachet you should possibly brew up so you can begin your book, then I’ll tell you right now that it’s Marks & Spencer Green Tea, and you can slam closed your laptop, and head to wherever the teapot may be (kitchen, table, cave, etc…). If, however, you do want to listen, then stop fidgeting and go on reading.
It went something like this:
My family and I were visiting in London U.K. and we were desperate to scavenge a morsel of lunch in the uncommonly sweltering mid-day sun. Nearly everything is overpriced in Paddington excepting plastic souvenirs and scotch tape. We had just been to a pretend “pub” (it’s called Munchkins Bloomsbury – never ever go there) where we were served pink burgers and the wrong soda. I’m not sure about everyone else, but I was feeling pretty famished (we only ate the “chips”) so we caught a random scarlet double-decker bus (53…?) and began back to our shackish hotel. Whether out of sheer luck, or something else, we found M&S and their lovely affordable and delicious sandwiches of literally every assortment.
Before we left the U.K., we went to buy teas at Marks & Spencer, and one of them was the M&S green tea.
These two are a match because Cinder is set in modern “New Beijing” and the Asian background fits well with a classic green tea. The tea is reminiscent of Chinese or Japanese dishes and salted seaweed, and it is perfect for a medium chipped mug.
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