I'm halfway through listening to Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith. This is the 7th book in The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I've been reading or listening to this series for several years and enjoy picking one up now and then as they are enjoyable books to read. I enjoy the narrator, Lisette Licat who has the authentic South African accent to accompany this book. This series gives the reader a taste of life in Botswana. Mma Ramotswe is the head of the Ladies Detective agency and Mma Makutsi is her assistant detective. They have already encountered a cobra in their office, heard a blackmail story and went off on a road trip to pick up a part for Mma Ramotswe's husband JLB Matakoni who runs an auto repair shop.
The Tea: The perfect tea to accompany this series is one of my favorites, Celestial Seasonings Madagascar Vanilla Red, which is an African Rooibus tea.
“Native only to the mountainous Cederberg region of South Africa, Rooibos (or red tea) is naturally sweet and has a slightly nutty flavor with hints of cherry and toffee. In Madagascar Vanilla Red, pure Rooibos is perfectly complemented by the rich flavor of sweet, creamy vanilla – resulting in a sublime and satisfying tea experience.” — Charlie Baden, Celestial Seasonings Blendmaster Since 1975
The Assessment: Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi often take their tea breaks and brew up a pot of Bush tea, which is Rooibos tea. They serve it to their clients as well even on hot days.
What about you? I'd love to know what you're reading or listening to this week and what your drinking.