Tea Fiction for Summer Reading

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The summer is the perfect time to indulge in a good book or two of tea fiction, accompanied by a fine cup of tea, or three! We have compiled the ultimate list of books for tea lovers. It’s sure to have something for everyone. Best enjoyed with a cold or hot brew of our finest teas, wherever you may be.

1. The Tea House Fire by Ellis Avery

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We see it all through the eyes of Aurelia, an American orphan adopted by the Shin family, proprietors of a tea ceremony school, after their daughter, Yukako, finds her hiding on their grounds. Aurelia becomes Yukako’s closest companion, and they, the Shin family, and all of Japan face a time of great challenges and uncertainty. Told in an enchanting and unforgettable voice, The Teahouse Fire is a lively, provocative, and lushly detailed historical novel of epic scope and compulsive readability.

2. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, “one of those special writers capable of delivering both poetry and plot” (The New York Times Book Review), a moving novel about tradition, tea farming, and the bonds between mothers and daughters.

3. The Little Teashop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin

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For travel blogger Fiona, Japan has always been top of her bucket list so when she wins an all-expenses paid trip, it looks like her dreams are coming true.

Until she arrives in vibrant, bustling Tokyo and comes face-to-face with the man who broke her heart ten years ago, gorgeous photographer Gabe.

Fiona can’t help but remember the heartache of their last meeting but amidst the temples and clouds of soft pink cherry blossoms, can Fiona and Gabe start to see life – and each other – differently?

4. The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens

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Owner Daniel Stanley might make the most glorious deserts in the whole of Ireland, but he won’t support his wife Penny’s desire to have at least one bun in the oven.

Sadie finds refuge from her diet and her husband’s infidelity in Daniel’s famous cherry cheesecake.

Struggling artist Brenda is dreaming of a better life.

Clare returns home from twenty years in New York, still cherishing the memory of the one night she truly loved – and lost.

And Penny herself discovers a secret from the past – and a handsome estate agent very much in her present.

They all want their lives to change – but are they willing to face the consequences? And the possibility that you might not always be able to have your cake – and eat it . . .

5. Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin

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Rosie Lewis has her life together.

A swanky job as a Michelin-starred Sous Chef, a loving husband and future children scheduled for an exact date.
That’s until she comes home one day to find her husband’s pre-packed bag and a confession that he’s had an affair.
Heartbroken and devastated, Rosie drowns her sorrows in a glass (or three) of wine, only to discover the following morning that she has spontaneously invested in a bright pink campervan to facilitate her grand plans to travel the country.
Now, Rosie is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime, and the chance to change her life! With Poppy, her new-found travelling tea shop in tow, nothing could go wrong, could it…?

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