Rise Up (Organic Earl Grey and Rooibos) (7-372)

Tea brings me joy in many ways. People interacting with or thinking about tea often brings the same. This particular tea was born out of the combination of two of the ways that frequently spark or inspire new teas. The first was a pair of tea surveys attached to one 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 →

Face the Day (Green Grey Ginger Jasmine) (8-390)

My notes for where this tea came from are irritatingly sparse. I know it happened in late 2020 – which, admittedly, makes it at least a little understandable that the details may have gotten lost in the ether. I have the name of a tea person. A suggested name for Continue Reading →

Sorry I Stabbed You (3-150) (Organic Lapsang, Hibiscus, Lavender Tea)

There were a lot of truly amazing names suggested for this tea when I put up the naming post for it. Sorry I Stabbed You was offered with the statement that it was a terrible name, but the concept of flowers as an apology combined with how hibiscus tasted for 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 →

Green Standard (Organic Jasmine Green Tea)

The story of Green Standard is short and sweet, though that sweet has a touch of bitter these days. You can train yourself (or be trained) to expect certain tastes with certain meals. This could be a spice combination, a particular set of side dishes, or a beverage you prefer 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 →

Orange Tigers (7-336) (White Tea, Orange Peel, Cinnamon)

Sometimes polls are involved in the creation of tea. They can cover anything from “Help me pick a journal page to work up” to “What should I add to the toolbox?” to “I want to make something with this foundation, help me pick which idea to pursue” to “Let’s build 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 →