*CCPL Staff picks are chosen by CCPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We’d love to hear your ideas too, so write to us and tell us what you’d recommend!*
Stuck inside with winter weather knocking at your door? Curl up with a cup of tea and a good book…or a movie…from the Charles County Public Library collection!
Settling down next to the fire or snuggling under a blanket with a cup of tea is a perfect way to unwind and relax. CCPL has tons of options for indulging yourself. A quick search of our catalog using the word “tea” results in more than 2000 choices!
Before nestling in, challenge yourself with a few true or false tea facts:
Drinking black tea is likely effective for improving mental alertness. (see Black Tea)
This historical fiction title details the history of the tea trade in rural China while following a young woman who courageously challenges the traditions of her culture. The author weaves several topics into this story, such as mother/daughter relations, identity, social engineering, and international adoption. It’s a great selection for winter reading, and could be followed up with your own tea party themed book discussion with friends.
Care for a few tea snacks while reading, discussing, or watching? CCPL has a vast selection of cookbooks available for checkout. Here are a few tea themed cookbooks, complete with tea brewing and baked good recipes, as well as serving ideas: