The Monthly Brew – June 2023 (Recap)

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series The Monthly Brew

June was a hectic month. The deadline for retrieving bits of life from previous domicile was set for the first of July, and no part of that process has been without complication. However, complications aside, the work and play of tea did continue. June saw more tea naming posts, as Continue Reading →

June and July 2023 – Standard Tea of the Month Club Choice

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series TotMC (Standard) Chosen Teas

  June and July sort of merged together around the edges in my mind, as far as theme. June was heavy because it was the last month to try to finish detangling my life from that of the human I had been in a long-term relationship with. For a long Continue Reading →

The Monthly Brew (May Recap)

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series The Monthly Brew

As it turns out, my worries back in March that I had set too ambitious a goal for the Soft Reopen were true. This does not change the fact that May ended up feeling rather glorious. Short version of May: I reopened the shop, there were some proper tea reintroductions, Continue Reading →

(Named) Journal 10, Page 480, Teas in Progress

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Tea Naming

This tea was created because when I am stressed I fall back on the comfortable things as far as taste and texture and sound and… not an uncommon thing, but there are certain pitches the whirring in my brain manages when I start to get overwhelmed that are akin to Continue Reading →

Inks in Use Take 2

This entry is part 10 of 17 in the series #365Inks

The first way I attempted to go about this was far too complicated to keep up properly. I’ve decided that a better way is going to be to track what is currently in specific pens, and what was previously in specific pens, to make it a little easier on myself. Continue Reading →

Picard’s Foglifter (Organic Earl Grey Chai)

At some point in May of 2019, a realization struck. I had many chais, but despite the intersection of a love of chai and a fondness for Earl Grey, I hadn’t combined the two. I dug through the tea journals. I went through the piles of tea ideas that hadn’t Continue Reading →

Navigating Twitter’s Wreckage

This post is going to be part apology part seeking input. I used to interact with social media in a more timed and gauged way. I tried to make sure that each platform saw something a little different, and tried to both keep from sending updates to every platform at Continue Reading →

Gift of the Gloaming (Organic Roasted Kukicha, Lapasang Souchong, Lavender)

Gift of the Gloaming’s story began, as many of the tales of my teas do, with a combination of desire and need. I wanted a comforting tea taste, in this case one specifically involving smoke – but I also very desperately needed to relax. As Into the Dark Woods combined Continue Reading →

Journal 8, Page 393, Teas in Progress

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Tea Naming

I love it when randomness turns into really good tea. 8-393 started, as so many of my blends do, with a tea survey. In this case it was for a single teabag sampler, rather than the more frequent Tea of the Month Club. It continued as a reason to throw Continue Reading →