Believe it or not, hot tea has its own national month. In celebration, here are some books that have tea-related themes. Cozy mysteries often have tea-related themes. For instance, Laura Childs who also writes a scrapbook mystery series and a Cackleberry Club mystery series, has a tea shop mystery series.

Besides mysteries set in tea shops, many historical novels focus on the tea trade.

Jennifer Donnelly’s tea rose series is a tale of ambition, murder, revenge, lost and renewed love.

Lisa See’s The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, is a fascinating novel about a tea farming family and one woman’s search for the daughter she gave up.

Dinah Jefferies’ The Tea Planter’s Wife follows the story of a young British girl who marries a tea planter in Ceylon.

Cahoon, Lynn. Tea Cups and Carnage. [Overdrive ebook]

Childs, Lauren. Death by Darjeeling. Teashop Mystery #1.

Christie, Agatha. The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories.

Donnelly, Jennifer. The Tea Rose. Tea Rose Trilogy #1.

Jeffries, Dinah. The Tea Planter’s Wife

See, Lisa. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.

Smith, Karen Rose. Murder with Lemon Tea cakes. Daisy’s Tea Garden #1.