Books & Tea | March, 2015

Books & Tea | March, 2015

Books_Tea_March_Jay_JasinskiIf you follow me on Instagram, then you know I like books with my tea and tea with my books. In order to let my friends know what I’m reading, I’ll take a picture of my current book and that morning’s cup of tea set on the counter of my IKEA dining table. Often, I take the easy way out and toss in a #greentea, though it’s a little ambiguous given the fact there are about twenty different green teas at the grocery store on my street. To help end this confusion, I’ve decided to suggest a few books each month and the proper tea to pair them with. You could even say I’m a tea sommelier, but that would be wrong since sommeliers specialize in wine.

In the words of Ray Davies, “for Christ sake have a cuppa tea“.

Book and tea pairings for March


The Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck

Twelve interconnected stories, each as compelling as the last. This is a great option for readers with a “short story attention span” who want to say they finished a novel.

Tea: Hojicha Green




50 Great Short Stories by various authors

This book is a great example of why I prefer used bookstores to Borders and Barnes & Noble. To me, used books are always more charming because they tell a story beyond the ones printed on its pages. For instance, this one has check marks penciled in next to the story titles the previous owner got around to reading.  Tea: Organic Master Tea Pouch Sampler




Arboretum by David Byrne

This book is an excellent look into the creative process of legendary musician and artist David Byrne.

Tea: Blossoming Jasmine Lily






In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

This is the first collection of Hemingway’s short stories and is the perfect book for a weekend camping trip.

Tea: Keemun black tea



I’m always looking for new books to read and teas to sip, so recommendations are more than welcome.



About jayjasinski10

My name is Jay Jasinski and I'm a freelance social media and content marketer based in Los Angeles, California. I'm also a writer with an interest in film, literature, and the environment.
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