Today I thought I’d chat about a different product that I just love. Combining a book and tea duo in one package! What’s even better is this is a children’s book and herbal tea duo, lending me the chance to share this experience with my kids!
Let’s start with the book-Crimson and the Battle of the Lonely Mountain. I don’t want to give too much away but this book is perfect for any child whose imagination knows no limits. I would have adored this book when I was a child. I have two boys that I thought might enjoy this book and after some bribing (they thought it was just a girl book) we sat down and read the book together. My 11 year old could have read the book on his own no problem but my 7 year old needed a bit of help. (The book is more chapter book like without a lot of illustrations).
Overall they did enjoy the book, can’t say they would have read it on their own, but they enjoyed the story. I loved spending and reading the book with them. The book is well written and emits a wonderful vibe of teaching lessons through the story. A wonderful way to talk to your kids about the importance of being kind to all.
Now to the tea. This tea is blended by one of my favorite tea companies-Mountain Witch Tea Company. I’ve always loved their teas and was super excited when I noticed this herbal tea was made by them. Crimson Tea is a lovely blend of pomegranate, hibiscus, lavender buds, rose petals, and lemon peel. The perfect way to end your day.
Brewed up at 212F and allowed to brew for about 5 minutes, this tea gives you that lovely chamomile flavor with hints of a sweet floral undertone. As the tea cools, the hibiscus does start to shine and creates a tartness that compliments the sweet floral notes nicely. If you aren’t a fan of hibiscus, you may want to drink this one down while its still warm to avoid becoming too tart.
All in all, a great herbal that will be enjoyed for many nights to come. Chamomile is a major component of the tea so if you aren’t a fan of heavy chamomile herbals, this may not be for you.
We loved enjoying the tea while we read the book. Such a great pairing! I’m excited to share this book and tea with my fellow sisters to see what their thoughts are!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Children’s Book/Herbal Tea
Book: The lonesome dragon, Crimson, is stranded in a cave with a wish-catching bat fairy, Flame Twig, and is determined to make the best of a bad situation. When he sheds his scales, they turn into rubies. The spirited dragon does not fit in with the other greedy dragons and misses his family. Crimson soars out into the unknown lands surrounding his cave. During his adventure, he meets other dragons, including Sparks Snorter, a clever and sly warrior dragon who lives in a cave at the bottom of the ocean, Green Smasher the Gold Hoarder, who lives in a lair near an inactive volcano, and Green Smasher’s two-headed daughter, Amethyst, who embodies the best and worst of dragon character. Unfortunately, friendship is not what Crimson finds. Soon a Princess Penelope who lives at the base of Lonely Mountain in the Castle of Contentment ventures to his lair in search of love. They become friends and get into various adventures together. Crimson gives Penelope a magical ruby necklace. Readers will delight in the adventures of Crimson and Penelope as they encounter fairies and get caught up in an epic dragon battle of greed and revenge that threatens to destroy Penelope’s Kingdom. Will Crimson win at the end and restore harmony to the townspeople? Will Crimson overcome his loneliness and find a kind soul to be a friend?
Tea: This delicious herbal tea is the perfect way to unwind and relax. A trio of floral notes and a dash of pomegranate creates an enchanting brew. Ingredients: Chamomile, hibiscus, lavender buds, rose petals, lemon peel, natural pomegranate flavor. Sweet Treat.
A flavorful tea that has a sweet aroma, juicy, tart and bursting with flavor. A delicious option for your morning brew. Enjoy hot or iced. Wonderful alternative for your morning mug.
The Lavender is a sweet floral harmony. This tea is perfect for feeling cozy & warm any time of day.
Tea time with memory enhancing pomegranate and tart lemon. Refreshing lift to carry you through your busy afternoon. Tangy fragrant blend & delicious served over ice. Ultra calming cozy chamomile blend. Herbal blend is the perfect soothing note for weekends & rainy days. Enjoy a cup before shooting off. Nighty Night relax and go to sleep easily. Soothing Bedtime Tea feeling calm never tasted so good! Tranquility and sweet dreams!
Pomegranate adds antioxidants to a cup of tea. The Pomegranate helps aid memory retention so it’s also a great tool for those studying or who need to remember lots of facts! Soothing to calm your mind & relax your body so you can get a great night’s sleep.