Hot Blooming Tea, Rainy Days and Good Books

Hot Blooming Tea, Rainy Days and Good Books

There is nothing better than enjoying hot blooming lotus tea on a rainy day.

‘Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.’


Good Afternoon, on this Rainy April Afternoon I love brewing my favorite tea! I love sharing my thoughts and tea moments with you people as blooming lotus tea is the best idea on a day like such.

Rain makes me want to curl up in my cozy blanket, with a cup of tea, and binge watch whatever Netflix series. Today was no exception!!!

Yet, as I’m sure many of you have found, despite the draw to call in sick, stay in bed, cuddle your puppy, etc, etc, is strong, we still somehow find the way to hustle ourselves to the workplace.

Unless your workplace (like mine) allows you to curl up fireside, or shuffle in your slippers to the kitchen, I highly recommend using a cup of tea to soothe yourself.

Lapsang Souchong-Favorite Pick for Rainy Season

One tea that I can recommend to pair with this soothing nature is Lapsang Souchong! Wow, awesome smokey flavors. A perfect combination of rain, grey skies, and cold air, isn’t it? It’s almost like sipping from a steeped campfire. I love the rainy season

Unique in its preparations, and originally from the mountainous Wuyi region in the province of Fujian in China. It is different from other varieties of tea, as the tea leaves are usually smoke-dried over pinewood fires.

This smoky tea is noted for its rich aromas and tastes which include pine resin, wood smoke, smoked paprika, hints of dried longan and the evocation of peated whiskey.

It is common for even rather strongly brewed Lapsang Souchong tea to lack the bitterness common with other tea varieties. Yum!

Of course, on days like these, the ONLY way to kill the time (without the guilt of sleeping heavily all bloody weekend) is to read a good book while you steep and sip.

Currently in my hands “American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt For The Criminal Mastermind Behind The Silk Road”. What a read! I love a good true crime story, it’s my guilty pleasure I guess!

What is yours? What was the last book you read? Will you steep some leaves and begin your next book today? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.

I’ll leave you with this:

Interesting Quotes, Blooming Tea and Rainy Days

Everyone knows that reading and a cup of soothing tea go hand in hand; here at The Blooming Lotus, it’s almost impossible to find one without the other. So to celebrate our love of tea, we’ve rounded up 10 quotes that explain exactly how we feel about our favorite reading companion.

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
– C.S. Lewis


“Tea and books – Mmmmm, two of life’s exquisite pleasures that bring together near-bliss.”
– Christine Hanrahan


“Society is a strong solution of books. It draws the virtue out of what is best worth reading, as hot water draws the strength of tea-leaves.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes


“Where there’s tea, there’s hope.”
– Arthur Wing Pinero


“Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.”
– Letitia Baldrige


“To write successfully, one requires only a sharp pencil, a piece of paper, a hot cup of tea, and seven or eight naked dwarf-eunuchs licking the soles of one’s feet.”
– Agatha Christie


Drink Tea. Read Books. Be Happy.

Well, what are you waiting for, Go grab a cup of hot blooming lotus tea and your favorite book!