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.