Hello everyone! This post is meant to introduce you to a new feature on this blog where I play matchmaker with two of my favourite things – books and tea. Each post will feature a book, book series, or character, along with a tea that I think suits either the theme of the book or the aura of the person in question. I love so many different types of teas that it only seems natural to pair them with a wonderful read – rather like wine and cheese, but with a literary twist. I’ll even provide a link to where you can find the tea – I’m not sponsored, but you will find a lot of DavidsTea suggestions because it’s my favourite tea company!
In honour of the film being released today, the first candidate is Lara Jean Song Covey from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before!
Lara Jean Song Covey & Organic Mother’s Little Helper
It seems a little ironic to match a tea such as this one with a character whose mother has passed away and makes no appearance in the book, but I quite honestly cannot think of a better pair. If you have read the series by Jenny Han, you know how much of a mother figure Lara Jean naturally can be – whether that be for her younger sister, Kitty, her father, or her friends. This herbal tea is my favourite tea to drink right before bed to relax. It contains valerian, chamomile, peppermint, and lemongrass, which I think is a heavenly combination. Peppermint especially can be used to assist in the healing of grief over a lost loved one, which Lara Jean can relate to. An added bonus is the pretty blue cornflowers meant simply to bring joy to the tea drinker. I can’t imagine anything more perfect for Lara Jean – unless someone ever made a tea meant to emulate chocolate chip cookies!
~ Valerian ~
Valerian can indicate an accommodating disposition, strength, and the desire for solid ground. Coming from the Latin word valere meaning “to be well,” it is also known for the relaxing effect it has on the body, and is used to find peace and calmness.
~ Lemongrass ~
Lemongrass is the oil of energetic cleansing. It can help one enter a healing mode so they can easily let go of negativity. Propelling you forward without any hesitation, it helps to heighten awareness and purify the mind.
~ Mint ~
Mint is invigorating and restores the ability to hope. It commands to thrive, and helps to dry up excess emotions. It is also strongly connected to prosperity. Mint can help dry up excess emotions and is beneficial for use during the grieving process.
~ Chamomile ~
Chamomile is a symbol of rest, relaxation, and patience. In the 19th century however, it also signified energy in adversity.
Read my review of the series here!
What do you think? Is this tea not completely perfect for Lara Jean? Let me know if you want to see more of this series!