Thursday, May 31, 2018

TCF I'll Drink to That! - tea

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♦Monthly Challenges♦       I'll Drink to That! - tea    

Each month in 2018 we'll focus on a specific drink. This month is tea.
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There are literally thousands of herbal tea types and herbal tea blends that people can create depending on their personal preference. Below is a list of popular herbal tea varieties.

Duration: June 1 - 30, 2018
No page limit. Re-reads and audio books are okay.
mc = main character

How much do you want to "drink"?
1/4 a cup - read at least 1 book
1/2 a cup - read 2 to 3 books
3/4 a cup - read 4 to 5 books
a full cup - read 6 or more books

Types of herbal teas:
Anise tea (reduces flatulence and stomach gas) - read a book where the mc travels in a car
Two Sisters Mary Hogan 6/10/18

Artichoke tea (lowers cholesterol*) - read a book where the mc uses a candle

Caraway seed tea (a remedy for coughing and colic) - read a book with an infant in the story
How to Knit a Heart Back Home Rachael Herron 6/6/18

Chamomile tea (contains antioxidants) - read a book where the mc gets damaged in some way
More Than Him Jay McLean 6/1/18

Dandelion tea (has a bitter flavor) - read a book you need to 'weed' from your TBR list

Echinacea tea (boost your immune system) - read a book with a name that is difficult to pronounce

Ginger tea (reduce the chances of catching a colds) - read a book with a lot of red on the cover

Ginseng tea (boost your overall health) - read a bestseller

Goji tea (can be served hot or cold water) - read a book that spans at least a year
Cocoa Beach Beatriz Williams 6/12/18

Green rooibos tea (treats headaches) - read a book with only a head on the cover
Atticus A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog by S. Bennett Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog S. Bennett 6/13/18

Hawthorn tea (helps prevent heart disease) - read a classic *

Hibiscus tea (aids in weight loss) - read a book under 150 pages

Kava tea (used as a stress reducer) - read a humorous book

Lavender tea (helps decrease moderate pain) - read a book with a lot of purple on the cover

Lemongrass tea (helps to digest food) - read a book with grass on the cover
A Charmed Little Lie (Charmed in Texas, #1) by Sharla Lovelace A Charmed Little Lie Sharla Lovelace 6/7/18

Nettle tea (for allergy relief) - read a book that someone else DNF
The Unidentified Redhead Alice Clayton 6/11/18

Peppermint tea's (for the digestive system) - read a sub-genre of your favorite genre see the graphic below

Roasted barley tea (can help treat skin conditions) - read a YA book

Rose hip tea (beneficial for adrenal function) - read a book with flowers on the cover
A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer A Nantucket Wedding Nancy Thayer 6/4/18

St. John’s Wort tea (used to treat anxiety) - read any book you want :)
Twice Tempted Jeaniene Frost 6/3/18


* Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all the cells in your body.
* for Nathaniel Hawthorne (get it?)
* Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint.
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