Today marks the first anniversary of this written space! It wouldn’t be what it is without you; the curious mind that has chosen to direct their attention to my evolving perception and relationship within the tea. The photo above is of my first gaiwan and has served a reminder that all storms pass and that some of the best experiences happen in the downpour of life. Community, storytelling rooted in authenticity, and the celebration of the leaf are just a few of the numerous facets that invigorate me daily. There are countless of cups to be shared, actions to support, and company to enjoy in the years to come!
I truly thank you for every visit you’ve made to this site, every comment (like/emoji) you’ve shown in support, and the knowledge you’ve imparted on my tea journey. Tea is transformed through care and diligence in craftsmanship, and I am similarly shaped by the meaningful discourse you display day-in and day-out. Much love and gratitude ❤️
As always, steep well!