Tea: Organic Stormy Night (David’s Tea)
On a recent visit to David’s Tea this past weekend, I picked up a sample of Stormy Night to try. With a name like that I figured it would be the perfect companion to Marisha Pessl’s dark and mysterious novel Night Film. The ingredients also sounded heavenly: chocolate, cinnamon, coconut and vanilla, all of my favourite flavours! Unfortunately, however, Stormy Night ended up being a bit of a disappointment. When steeped, the water in my mug looked like it more closely resembled mud than tea, and there was tons of debris floating around inside. At first I thought I must have steeped it incorrectly, but after reading other reviews online, I found out that this muddiness happened to pretty much everyone. Being brave I decided to take a sip anyways, and was saddened to discover that the flavour of Stormy Night was a bit of a let down too. While you can taste the cinnamon, the other flavours are non existent. This is definitely not a tea that I would consider trying again.
Rating: 1 cup of tea out of 5
Book: Night Film by Marisha Pessl
While my tea may have been a disappointment, Night Film is certainly not! Ever since I heard about this book from Chelsey at Chels and a Book I have been dying to read it! I was over the moon when I received a copy from Random House Canada this week, and tore into it as soon as I could. I’m 386 pages into Night Film right now and it just keeps getting better and better! The story revolves around a reporter who is investigating the death of a young woman named Ashley. Ashley was the daughter of Cordova, a reclusive horror director whose life is kept veiled in darkness and mystery. Convinced that Ashley’s death is the result of her father, Scott McGrath becomes determined to discover the truth about the Cordova family once and for all. That is a pretty cookie cutter description of the plot, but believe me when I say that Night Film is AMAZING! I stayed up until 1:30 am last night furiously turning the pages. I would have stayed up all night if I could have, but alas my eyelids wouldn’t let me. Now excuse me while I go inhale more of this book…. Check out the creepy trailer for Night Film below.