Asheville Tea’s new blend inspired by novel

Asheville Tea Company’s new tea blend – Kya’s Blend – was inspired by the New York Times-bestselling novel, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with G.P. Putnam’s Sons to create a tea blend for Delia Owens’ incredible book,” said Jessie Dean, owner of Asheville Tea Company. “Our whole team read it and we have been talking about it ever since. We were so honored to have been contacted to work together to create something so special.”

G.P. Putnam’s Sons approached Asheville Tea Company after searching for a local tea company to partner with the North Carolina-based novel.

Asheville Tea Company’s Kya’s Blend compliments the novel by pairing native North Carolina coastal plants to bring the main character Kya’s experience of the Carolina marshland to life.

“The book is evocative of the natural environment on the North Carolina coast, and we wanted to bring Kya’s experience of living in the marsh to life with the tea,” Dean said.  “The result is a blend that can take you right to the Carolina marshland.”

Kya’s Blends pairs Ceylon Black Tea with native North Carolina coastal plants, including Yaupon- the only native North American caffeinated plant, along with White Pine, Myrtle Leaf, Lemon Balm, Lemon Peel, Cedar Berry and Bay Leaf.

Kya’s Blend is available online at

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