J.R.R. Tolkien was a genius Catholic writer who gave us such enduring and magnificent literary creations as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Maybe you’re familiar with Tolkien’s life and want to go even deeper into his stories. Perhaps you only have a working knowledge of him and his works and want to learn more.
Regardless of how much you know about the creator of Middle Earth, there’s a website that caters to your every need.
Tea with Tolkien is the genius creation of devoted Tolkien fan Kaitlyn Facista. Her website makes your home feel cozy as a hobbit hole by bringing Tolkien into your life. Her products and writing makes Tolkien and the world he created feel like a familiar friend dropping by for, what else? Tea!
“At Tea with Tolkien, we nurture mind and soul by fostering intentional community and mindful conversation. Inspired by the works and philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien, we chat theology, literature, culture, and life. Pull up a cozy chair and escape into reality for a moment or two,” the website states. It achieves just that!
At Tea with Tolkien, you can participate in book clubs (currently they’re doing a 12 week read-through of The Silmarillion), discussions, and find community. In Kaitlyn’s blog, you can find reflections on life and the world of Lord of the Rings, how to host a Blessed Brunch, and so much more.
Don’t miss any of the thoughts in the blog – it is so rich!
You can also find out what’s on a J.R.R. Tolkien super-fan’s bookshelf (The Silmarillion audio book set comes highly recommended!) and what’s on their to-read list. There are also a fair number of book reviews offered on the site, which are always balanced, positive, and uplifting. .
I’ve found several new books to add to my bookshelf through their reviews at Tea with Tolkien! There are also blogs, podcasts, and shops recommendations.
After reading through the site and falling even more deeply in love with the written works of the classic Catholic author (and maybe even the man himself!) you’ll probably be ready for more.
If you really want to bring the light of Middle Earth into your home, make sure to stop by the Tea with Tolkien shop to find charming items like book journals, mugs, shirts, blankets, and more!
All images via Tea with Tolkien