Ginger Tea and “Shades of Milk and Honey”

English Tea Store brand Ginger Tea is a classic tea with a twist. The high-quality black tea leaves brew into a rich, golden liquid just right for polite tea society, yet the mild ginger brings a hint of glamor and heat to the overall sipping experience.

It’s similar to what you’ll find in reading Mary Robinette Kowal’s Shades of Milk and Honey, a novel Jane Austen might have written, if she lived in a world of magic. Kowal captures the rich tones of England’s nineteenth-century polite society—the gentry folk who revere an afternoon tea—but mixes in a new, gentle art skill: magic, or in Kowal’s writing, glamor.

Her main character, Jane, must navigate the complicated rules of her culture, keep to her high-quality standards, and yet discover her vein of passion that brings her strongest glamor to fruition.

In brewing English Tea Store’s Ginger Tea, you’ll taste a cup of classic flavor enhanced with the delicate warmth of ginger essence. In reading Shades of Milk and Honey, you’ll touch a world of classic characters flavored with the gentle heat of their glamor.

And to match the novel with its tea companion even more closely, add a shade of milk and honey! Milk, not cream—this tea curdles cream—and just a dollop of honey. Does it get any more perfect?

English Tea Store’s Ginger Tea and Kowal’s Shades of Milk and Honey. The combination is pure magic.

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