Books by Our Customers
Books by customers of Strand Tea
Several of our tea customers are published authors. We are happy to share books and publications inspired, at least in part, by tea. Books, like the authors themselves, and the types of tea they drink are diverse. Whether you're reading them or creating them, books and tea are good companions.
Roll Around Heaven by Jessica Maxwell Jessica is a long time award winning travel and adventure writer published in many magazines. She began having experiences she couldn't explain following the death of her father, and this began her 'accidental' spiritual adventures. Written with humor and grace in her travels around the world, she meets real characters such as the Holy Pig Farmer 'an authentic American Spiritual Master', Deepak Chopra, Steven Hawking, a Buddhist Lama from Bhutan, and an Enlightened Presbyterian Minister, Roll Around Heaven is a fun, inspiring, and thought provoking read. Jessica has been interviewed about Roll Around Heaven on CBS Radio and Coast To Coast Radio. Roll Around Heaven can be found at most major booksellers. To purchase an autographed copy from Jessica's local bookstore click on the title or the book image.
Strand, by Bonnie Henderson. Seattle Times Best Books of 2008 and Finalist Oregon Book Awards 2009. The title of Bonnie’s latest book is sheer coincidence (but she did fuel herself with many cups of Strand Tea Company's Portland Blend throughout the writing process). Mainly a travel and hiking guidebook author, Bonnie decided to research the origins of six somewhat random things she found while walking the same mile of Oregon beach over several years—a glass float, a Reebok sneaker, a dead whale, an unusual number of dead seabirds, the egg case for a skate, and the remains of a wrecked fishing boat. Strand is the result. It was a finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Awards and was named one of the Best Books of 2008 by the Seattle Times. Click for details; you can buy it online, but Bonnie hopes you get it at your favorite local independent bookstore! Other Books by Bonnie Henderson include Day Hiking Oregon coast and Best Hikes with KidsOregon.