Tea for two Thursday. We always knew this might happen, the book arrived a bit late, and now I'm trying to pawn off Thursday as Tuesday. How sneaky of me.
The book for today is Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery by Jeanette Winterson. I'm afraid I must preface this book and tea pairing by confessing that I am a huge Winterson fan. I read "Oranges are Not the Only Fruit" as an undergraduate and was instantly enamored (the best pairing for this highly recommended novel is definitely 'Blood Orange Dulce' tea or some other variation of that tea; it's usually a blood orange black tea with equal parts vanilla black tea, then sugar and milk, delicious). My favorite of her other novels is "The Passion", and I recommend both to anyone. The first part of the novel "Art Objects" is my favorite because it is more emotionally engaging than later parts of the book which hedge on academic; however, that being said, it is delectable to get an expert author's advice on writing as read in the later part of the collection. It is a choice book for writers. I would pair it with an apple and chamomile tea. Chamomile so the speed at which Winterson hits you with insight does not shake you up too thoroughly, and apple for a little sweetness to make the medicine go down.