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Witchy Book & Tea Pairings for Winter

When Winter comes, many of us hunker down and become introverts…at least between all the holiday gatherings and Winter events. As the snow blows and covers the land where you live, sit inside with a good book and a hot cup of tea and enjoy the quiet-time. Here are my favorite witchy book and tea pairings for Winter for the introvert witch.

Witchy Book & Tea Pairings for Winter

1. The Winter Witch with Peppermint Tea

If you haven’t read any of Paula Brackston’s witchy fiction books, now’s the time. The Winter Witch is a tale of a young woman named Morgana in 19th-century Wales who isn’t like the rest of her hometown. She doesn’t talk, yet she wields supernatural abilities. Morgana’s mother marries her off to a man with a farm across town, and so ensues a story of falling in love and harnessing one’s own personal power. Sip a hot cup of peppermint tea while reading The Winter Witch, and the Winter season will go by in a flash of mint and magic!

2. The Bear and the Nightingale with Russian Tea

Another fictional novel, but well worth the Winter read, is The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. Based on the Russian fairy tale Vasalisa the Beautiful, this book is hard to put down. Set in Old World Russia, any witch will enjoy reading about Vasalisa and her lovable family at the rim of a Russian forest. Spirits, demons, and fairy tale creatures abound in this tale of a young woman who is forced to protect her family and way of life. No other tea would fit this book better than Russian Tea. Don’t know how to make Russian tea? Click here

3. Yule: Rituals, Recipes and Lore with Spiced Winter Tea

Yule: Rituals, Recipes, and Lore for the Winter Solstice by Susan Pesznecker will delight every witch with tales of the Old Ways, easy-to-use Winter Solstice rituals, and delicious recipes for the holiday season. Get your highlighter ready, because you’re going to be saving a lot of information from this book. Sip on a cup of hot Spiced Winter Tea while flipping through Yule: Rituals, Recipes, and Lore. Make your own Spiced Winter Tea by brewing black tea and adding a few cloves, a cinnamon stick, and an orange slice.

4. Confessions of a Pagan Nun with Irish Breakfast

While not necessarily a “Winter” book, so to speak, Confessions of a Pagan Nun by Kate Horsley reminds me of the Winter. The setting is often in the cold, and the tone is cold, however enlightening. An engaging tale of an Irish woman who dedicates her life to the Church but still clings to her family’s old Pagan ways, you’ll be taken on an emotional ride this Winter. Pair Confessions of a Pagan Nun with nothing other than a cup of Irish Breakfast tea. It’s only right.

5. The Old Magic of Christmas with Apple & Cinnamon Tea

The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year by Linda Raedisch will take you on a wild ride through Winters past. Touching on magical creatures long-forgotten, Raedisch introduces us to evil forest beings who only come out in the Winter, a legion of Winter ghosts, and recipes to warm you up along the way. Apple and Cinnamon tea pair perfectly with this witchy book, as you learn to be your very own Snow Queen this holiday season. 

6. The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe With Earl Grey

If you haven’t read this classic in awhile, give it a read and pair it with a nice hot cup of Earl Grey tea. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis is a perfect read for cold days (seeing as how it’s always Winter but NEVER CHRISTMAS). A little book quote for you. Pairing it with Earl Grey tea only seems natural to me, since the story is based in England. And Earl Grey is a favorite in the Isles. 

Witchy Book and Tea Pairings for Winter


  1. Geraldine Gillain

    January 21, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Thank you, I have been looking for some books to read.

  2. Gea

    January 17, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I love this. Going to pay my local library a visit tonight and get the Winter Witch. They have a copy 🙂 Thank you!

  3. Moonsparkle (ZM)

    December 20, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Good books, thanks for the suggestions. 🙂 I’ve read The Winter Witch and quite a few other Paula Brackstons , usually enjoy her books. Just read The Bear and the Nightingale and the sequel is next on muy list. Will check out the others. 🙂

  4. Yourmagicgirl

    December 15, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions! They all sound great for the long winter days!

    1. admin

      December 17, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      I’m in the middle of the bear and the nightingale. Amazing Russian fairy tale with household spirits and wood sprites!

  5. Debra Holloway

    December 4, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Thank you for the suggestions! All the books sound intriguing! ❤️❤️❤️

    1. admin

      December 4, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      I hope you get to read a few this winter!

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