Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Our recommended tea to accompany this book: To Mother with Love
Since we love nothing better than curling up with a book and a brew, we’re going to share a few recommendations.
Of course, books are super subjective, so they might not be right for you. But, it’s great to get a tip-off from someone, so maybe you’ll give it a go.
So, our first book review is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – it was recommended to me by a friend and what appealed to me most about the story was the relationship between mother and daughter and how it confronts the reality that all of us have flaws, no matter how well we disguise them. It reflects that really us mums are just making this up as we go along, and raises all sorts of questions about motherhood.
Writes the author: “It came, over and over, down to this: What made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love?” Whether or not you agree with the choices made by the characters, it’s hard not to empathise with their predicaments – especially, I felt, being both a mother and a daughter.
And the brew to drink with this tale? It’s got to be To Mother with Love – Chinese White Tea with Apple Pieces, Rosehip, Hibiscus, Strawberry, Elderflower, Orange Blossom, Rose Petals and Orange Peel. This tea tastes like summer and while it is usually served cold with sparkling water, it is also delicious hot. (We also sell this one as SexyMotherCuppa and Strawberry & Rose, knowing that the more fun names might not be right for everyone. Like books, it’s subjective!)