A good book and a hot cup of tea is a proposition that sounds really good to me almost any time! Muse Monthly is a subscription service that delivers just that - a book and hot tea pairing!
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The Subscription Box: Muse Monthly
The Cost: $21 + shipping
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA00
The Products: One book and one hot tea to go with it
Ships to: US and Canada
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Muse Monthly Black Tea - Value $9.50
In honor of Muse Monthly's one year anniversary, they created two new tea blends, a black and a green! Subscribers were given a choice between the two before these boxes were sent. I normally drink a lot of herbal tea, so I decided to try this black tea out for a change. It's really good! It's rich and earthy with a light floral essence.
The 100 Year Miracle by Ashley Ream (Hardcover) - Value $17.46 on Amazon (retail price: $34.99)
This book sounds really, really good, and I hate that I haven't even had the chance to start it yet! When I review Muse Monthly I like to at least be a chapter or so in, but not this time. In any case, this is what Amazon has to say about it:
Once a century, for only six days, the bay around a small Washington island glows like a water-bound aurora. Dr. Rachel Bell, a scientist studying the 100-Year Miracle and the tiny sea creatures that create it, knows a secret about the phenomenon that inspired the regionís myths and folklore: the rare green water may contain a power that could save Rachel's own life (and change the world). When Rachel connects with Harry and Tilda, a divorced couple cohabiting once again as Harry enters the last stages of a debilitating disease, Harry is pulled into Rachel's obsession and hope as they both grasp at this once-in-a-lifetime chance to save themselves.
But the Miracle does things to people. Strange and mysterious things. And as these things begin to happen, Rachel has only six days to uncover and control the Miracle's secrets before the waters go dark for another hundred years.
Muse Monthly also sent this bookmark.
Verdict: The tea was delicious, and I can't wait to start this book! The value of the book + tea this month comes to about $27, which is really fine for any box involving books. It's a little low for Muse Monthly specifically, but I think the teas they choose usually have a higher value. In any case, I am really enjoying this subscription so far; I think their selections of both tea and books are excellent!
What do you think of Muse Monthly?