Rain Tea And A Good Book
Posted: April 28, 2015
I woke up this morning and it was blowing an absolute hooley outside so I made myself a comfortable nest and settled down for the day with The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, having suitably swapped the Elves fine Esgaroth wine for a cup of Clipper’s Green Tea with Pear and Honey.
I’ve currently just finished reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, which I’m sure the majority of you have either read the book or seen the recent movies. I remember picking up the Lord of The Rings books when I was younger and trying to learn Elvish but I was soon defeated and haven’t picked up the books since. My interest in all things Middle Earth was reignited after seeing the all three parts of the film series of The Hobbit. I spoke about it with a number of people who all replied, “Have you read the book?” to which of course my answer was no. Having now read the book I can understand why avid Tolkien fans are not so impressed with the films offerings. There are a number of scenes in the film which have been dressed up in order to suit the screen which either simply don’t feature in the book at all not mentioned in great depth. There is no mention of Legolas, and Tauriel does not exist in any of Tolkien’s work.
However, all of this aside it is a fantastic little book which follows an adventure of herosim as Bilbo Baggins, Gandolf, and all thirteen dwarves (Thorin, Balin, Dwalin, Fili, Kili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur and Bombur – OK I looked them up!) travel from the Shire through Rivendall, The Misty Mountains, and Mirkwood in a quest to the reach Lonely Mountain in order to reclaim their treasure stolen by the great dragon Smaug. I would highly recommend The Hobbit book to anyone and would urge people not to be put off by the complexity of Tolkien’s work.
I managed to get through the book incredibly fast, only stopping to top up my cup of Green Tea with Pear and Honey. This flavour has fast become my new favourite as it has the perfect balance of sweat pear and fragrant honey flavourings. Try adding a slice of lemon for that extra zing.