Momentum Issues: An Update

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Heavy Content

Content Warning:  Depression, Suicide, Self-Harm, PTSD I’ve learned a lot of things during this hiatus. Among others, it has finally locked down for me the fact that I probably do deal with depression.  It just doesn’t present in the same way for me that it has for many of my Continue Reading →

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 2 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 8 of 7 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 →

Picard’s Foglifter (Organic Earl Grey Chai)

This entry is part 5 of 1 in the series Star Trek Beverages

Back in May Mister Tea and I realized we hadn’t yet made an Earl Grey Chai. This seemed odd, given his love of Earl Grey and my love of chai.  Things got even stranger after I dug through the tea journals and the tea ideas files that hadn’t yet been Continue Reading →

(2-97) Porridge Tea

This entry is part 1 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 →

Dire Straits (not the band)

This entry is part 7 of 7 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 →

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

This entry is part 6 of 7 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 5 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 →

Mister Tea’s ‘The Night Before Christmas’

‘Twas a fortnight before Christmas, and all through the house All the creatures are stirring… even the mouse.  The teas were all sitting on shelves with great care, Waiting for orders that soon would be there. The dogs were excited, and playing with toys, While we laughed at the antics Continue Reading →