Brewing a New York Times Bestseller

Asheville Tea Company is excited to announce the release of Kya’s Blend – a captivating tea blend inspired by the New York Times-bestselling novel, Where the Crawdads Sing.

“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.

The book, set in the wilds of the North Carolina coastal marshlands, is an unforgettable coming of age story by bestselling author Delia Owens. The novel is a profound and mysterious tale of a young girl, Kya, and her journey of survival through the beautiful, yet hauntingly wild coastline.

Asheville Tea Company’s Kya’s Blend is a beautiful complement to the novel pairing native North Carolina coastal plants to bring the main character’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.

Where the Crawdads Sing has been a New York Times bestseller for a consecutive thirty-three weeks and Reese Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine label plan to produce a feature film.

For all you tea lovers out there, Kya’s Blend is available online at Be sure to follow Asheville Tea Company on Instagram and Facebook for more details! For more information on Delia Owens and Where the Crawdads Sing, visit



Asheville Tea Company blends the highest quality teas and locally sourced, seasonal botanicals so you can enjoy a lovely cuppa morning, noon & night. Steeped by their desire to bring locally sourced brews and everyday tea culture to Western North Carolina, founder Jessie Dean began her vision for Asheville Tea Company in 2015. As a West Asheville mom, keen traveler and outdoor enthusiast, Jessie is on a mission to combine her love of a good cuppa with her passion for the area’s unique ingredients. In partnering with regional farmers and proprietors, Asheville Tea Company blends cleanly grown, sustainably harvested botanicals and small batch artisanal offerings to bring the flavors of Asheville into each of our handcrafted teas.



Putnam is home to many bestselling fiction authors including Ace Atkins, Chloe Benjamin, C.J. Box, Eleanor Brown, Tom Clancy, Robin Cook, Robert Crais, Clive Cussler, Jeffrey Deaver, Janet Evanovich, Lyndsay Faye, Frederick Forsyth, Karen Joy Fowler, Sue Grafton, W.E.B. Griffin, Jan Karon, Philip Kerr, Delia Owens, Robert B. Parker, Nick Petrie, John Sandford, Jill Santopolo, Lisa Scottoline, Kathryn Stockett, and Stuart Woods. Among its distinguished nonfiction list are Sophia Amoruso, A. Scott Berg, Cathy Guisewite, Spencer Johnson, Bobby Orr, Dolly Parton, and Eve Rodsky.