Tea Mythology

The following series of posts is drawn from a series Twitter threads I posted earlier this week. When it comes to the history of drinking tea, the origin goes back beyond history and into legend. There are 2 main myths, one of which I'd never heard before. Both of these come from China. The, um, cleaned… Continue reading Tea Mythology


Fueled by Tea

When it comes to big writing marathons, I am fueled by tea. In the past year or so, however, I've had a lot of problems with insomnia, and that means I usually can't drink my go-to black tea when I get home from work, and I definitely can't drink it at 8pm, when I typically… Continue reading Fueled by Tea


Tea Time

It has been a long, looooong time since I did a post about my tea stash (2013, maybe?), but as the weather has finally cooled off properly and it's writing season, I thought now would be a good time to tour the stash. I've moved twice since that last post, and the tea stash has… Continue reading Tea Time


Tea Break

When last I visited London, we had a daily ritual of restoring ourselves with a pot of tea in true English fashion (okay, so it usually came from Costa and was an excuse to sit down someplace for a half hour or so out of the elements and rest for reasonably cheap, but the point… Continue reading Tea Break