Witchy Book & Tea Pairings for Spring: Favorite Fiction & Nonfiction
Spring is in the air! And witches still be readin’ and drinkin’ tea. Here’s our recommendations for the best Spring witchy reads (fiction and non-fiction) accompanied by matching, delicious teas. Grab a witchy book, pour a magical cup of tea, and lay a blanket down under a tree.
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1. The Girl Who Drank the Moon with Blue Moon MilkThe Girl Who Drank the Moon
Guess who introduced me to this amazing witchy book? My daughter! The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill won the Newbery Medal and is a favorite of young readers…but don’t let the genre fool you. It’s an incredibly imaginative, magical witchy book that I guarantee any witch would enjoy reading. While set in a fantasy world, the main characters are a swamp witch, bog monster, dragon and a girl who’s accidentally fed moonlight. Read this witchy book this Spring with a cup of blue moon milk.
2. Circe with Chamomile TeaCirce
Circe by Madeline Miller isn’t your every day mythical fiction book. Sure, the Percy Jackson books are inspired by Greek mythology and are fun to read, but this. book. right. here. It will have you on the edge of your seat, foraging in the woods for magical herbs, and crying out loud with Circe the main character. Circe is a Greek nymph-goddess who’s exiled to a magical island called Aeaea, where she teaches herself witchcraft and transformative powers. Pair this witchy book with a cup of chamomile tea – it’s a traditional Greek tea.
3. The Green Witch with Green TeaThe Green Witch
This non-fiction book by Arin Murphy-Hiscock is a lovely reference and guide to the witch who wants to brush up on her green witchcraft skills. I find many green witch books lean towards herbs only, but The Green Witch dives into a little bit of everything including stones, oils, and flowers. When reading this witchy book this Spring, sip on a cup of green tea…because…well, green = green, right?
4. Garden Spells with Rose and Apple TeaGarden Spells
One of my favorite authors hands-down is Sarah Addison Allen, if only for this one book – Garden Spells. What witchy book is more perfect for Spring than this? A fictional story based on two magical sisters (sort of like Practical Magic but imo better!), you won’t want to put this book down. Pair with rose and apple tea – there’s a magical apple tree in the sisters’ garden, as well as rose bushes.
5. Hungry Spirits with Mint TeaHungry Spirits Book 2 of the Cotton Family Series
The second in the Cotton Family Series by Nicole Canfield, Hungry Spirits brings us to a magical farm in Maryland where Lucy Cotton battles restless, evil spirits, the Devil himself, and her own personal demons. Midsummer feasts, mojo bags, and shapeshifting will have you wanting more of this series. If you haven’t read the first (Familiar Spirits), you’ll want to before reading this one. Sit on the front porch with this witchy book and sip on a glass of iced mint tea. It’s one of Lucy’s favorites.
6. The Illustrated Herbiary with Passionflower TeaThe Illustrated Herbiary
The Illustrated Herbiary by Maia Toll introduces thirty-some magical plants to the reader in a delightful way. When I think of Spring, I think of plants – herbs and flowers. I also love to read about plants in the Spring to inspire my magic. This witchy book doesn’t just educate, it provides little rituals for the reader to do to enhance the learning process. Drink passionflower tea while reading this book, as Maia Toll says passionflower is for “exuberant quietude.”
7. The Rules of Magic with Red Rooibos TeaThe Rules of Magic
Ever read or watched Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman? While I adore the movie, the book Practical Magic felt a little lackluster. HOWEVER, the second book in the Practical Magic series – The Rules of Magic – which was released last year – was BEYOND magical! I absolutely adored this book and didn’t want it to end. It’s a prequel to Sally and Jilly’s story based on the two aunts’ perspectives. The setting is in New York City (mostly) and in the 1970’s. You don’t want to pass up this witchy book this Spring. Match it with a hot cup of red rooibos tea because… enchantments and LOVE.
8. Women Who Run With the Wolves With Orange Spice TeaWomen Who Run With the Wolves
Clarissa Pinkola Estes wrote a classic that we feel every witch should read at least once in her lifetime. It not only empowers women, it empowers witches who have felt the need to hide who they are. This isn’t a quick read, it’s a longer, take-your-time-digesting-it-read. But it’s totally worth the time and effort spent. Read it in small sittings and sip on a cup of orange spice tea to complete the vibe.
9. Outlander Book 1 With Scottish Breakfast TeaOutlander Book 1
If you haven’t jumped on the Outlander bandwagon yet, now’s your chance. But do it with the book instead of the series and I promise you, you won’t regret it. At first glance, it might not seem like a witchy book but with magical elements of time travel, witch trials and eternal love, you’ll quickly change your mind. Pair this witchy read for Spring with Scottish breakfast tea, because, well…it’s just appropriate seeing as how the setting of this book is Scotland.
10. The Witch and the Vampire Paired with Hibiscus TeaThe Witch and the Vampire
The Witch and the Vampire by Francesca Flores is set to be released in Spring of 2023. I, for one, already have it on my to-be-read list. A romance between witch and vampire? Yes, please. I plan to drink red hibiscus tea with this witchy read because hibiscus is well-known to induce lust and passion in the person consuming it. And erotic novels with witches and vampires? Literary aphrodisiacs.