Pandemic 2020: A Needed Pause

This entry is part 6 of 1 in the series Giveaways, Sales, Events

For a variety of reasons, some attached to the pandemic, some to my own chronic illnesses, we are going to need to shut down for a bit. This will not be a permanent thing, though I cannot tell you exactly how long it will last.  Current plan is for two Continue Reading →

(2-121) Smoking Gun Chai

This entry is part 3 of 2 in the series Tea Naming

This chai started with a blogger. I was asked if we would be willing to donate a few teas for testing, and in return we would be highlighted on the blog for a month. Once Mister Tea and I had decided we wanted to do the thing, I, of course, Continue Reading →

Tea in the Time of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

This entry is part 7 of 6 in the series Heavy Content

For weeks I’ve been inundated with emails from companies we work with on a variety of levels, from the people we get herbs from, the people we get pens from, some of the places we acquire tea, banks, insurance companies, payment processing… …all trying to reassure. In some cases I Continue Reading →

(2-97) Porridge Tea

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Tea Naming

I get tea ideas from a long list of places. One of the more common ones is people talking about food on Twitter. I’ll see a description and the flavour combination (or the bits of it that could be applied to tea) spark the thought of “I bet this would Continue Reading →

#365Inks: An Introduction

Twitter has been a fairly neat place for me, overall. Discovering the chronic illness community there was wonderful, stumbling into a corner of science twitter was glorious, book twitter is another happy place, pen and ink twitter tempts me sorely, crafting twitter keeps me engaged, and D&D twitter was the Continue Reading →

Dire Straits (not the band)

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Heavy Content

**EDIT 11/12/19** Catastrophe averted. And we are ever so grateful. If you follow us on Twitter, you may already have seen that Mister Tea and I are currently attempting to avert a catastrophe. I’ve read a couple of articles and Twitter threads in recent months about how being poor has Continue Reading →

Kiara – Day One – Where One Escape Leads to Another…

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Kiara Journals (Duet Game)

Well. Today was definitely exciting.  And in a different way than I was expecting. Then again, I’m not sure if I had a really solid idea of what I was expecting. From the outside world or from exile or…  anything . . . We ask that you create an account Continue Reading →

April 6th 2019 (Twitter Thread on Disability and Consent)

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Heavy Content

CW: Disability, Consent, Ableism, PTSD A thread I read yesterday got me to thinking about my interactions with people in the outside world – especially on the bad days. Specifically, to the different ways people respond to various mobility aids and my particular flavour of broken. See, there are good Continue Reading →

Adventures in Cooking: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This entry is part 7 of 6 in the series Adventures in Cooking

One of the frustrating things about chronic life is that it delimits what I can do. Depending on the day it does so rather severely. This means I am cooking far less these days.  Most of my time and energy goes into tea. And I love tea, I do.  I Continue Reading →

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