Genna, Zoe and Annie have been best friends since third grade when they created the Tea Shop Girls. Annie’s grandmother, Louisa owns the Steeping Leaf in Madison Wisconsin but a Starbucks-like coffee shop opened up across the street. It’s hard to compete with the chains and the TSG do their best to save the shop. But, it’s the end of their eighth grade and Zoe and Genna have other interests beside the Steeping Leaf.
Filled with tea facts, stories, quotes (“You can’t get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” CS Lewis), and old tea advertisements this is as much about tea as it is about friendship. And it was the perfect book to wake up with (it inspired me to a up of english breakfast tea.)
3.5 hours of reading (stopped for doggie time and breakfast)
The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer has 250 pages and is for grades 5 – 8.