The art of appreciating tea

The art of appreciating tea

Let it steep

Text: Janice Sim

Caution: This book you’re about to enjoy is extremely hot

There's nothing more calming than finding time to indulge in self-care rituals, such as losing yourself in a good book, a warm soak in the tub, and sipping on a comforting cuppa. Inspired by personal rituals and the passage of time, here's a book series of a different kind that will leave you feeling centered — nothing like the Harry Potter and steamy Fifty Shades of Grey series on your bookshelf, but a lot more delicious. Enter the Little Grey Book from The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., essentially four aromatic earl grey tea blends, packaged into a literature box set.

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As with every book series, there's a sequence to follow through. Let's face it, there's no way you can jump into 'The Half-Blood Prince' right after 'The Chamber of Secrets', without left feeling confused. With the Little Grey Book, there are four blends to savour, each encapsulating the varying botanical life stages of tea — 'Sow', a classic blend of earl grey; 'Grow', earl grey enveloped with a twist of cream; 'Bloom', lavender notes along with earl grey and light citrus tones; and finally, 'Wilt', a mix of Tie Guan Yin, honey, roasted nuts and finished with the sweet aromatic earl grey. Poetically created to reflect how anyone can lose themselves and their sense of time in the chapters of a good read, the Little Grey Book echoes the peace that ensues when we unwind with a good cup of tea. Sounds like quite the charming storyline to live by on this mid-week public holiday? We could definitely use this piping hot 'read' right about now.

Available at The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. and TANGS at Tang Plaza.