I’m Katie. I’m a writer with a big passion for tea. Tea and creativity are such a tightly bonded relationship in my mind.
Starting with the beauty that is that fresh plucked tea leaf full of potential. Leading on to the dedicated craftsmanship of the tea maker, drying it to white, steaming it to green, or rolling it to oolong. That leaf then going to a tea seller who puts it into pretty packaging and possibly gives it a new special name. Then I buy those beautiful leaves, take pictures of them, steep them up to let their color saturate the hot water, and watch that beautiful color and aroma fill up my cup.
A taste sensation that can calm me down or spark me up giving me the fuel and inspiration needed to make words flow (like right now how some Simpson and Vail’s Louisa May Alcott tea is fueling this post with its strawberry rose deliciousness).
Making and enjoying a cup of tea is a recurring ritual in my daily routine, it keeps me going as it also keeps me grounded, and helps me stay calm by taking moments to myself to enjoy an everyday pleasure.
I plan for this blog to be mainly about tea, ones I love, new ones I find, and also about what these teas fuel me to create. I find myself to be a very creative person with multiple crafting hobbies. I do have a degree in creative writing and plan to share about my writing journey as well. One of my short stories was recently published, which I consider one of my greatest joys and highest achievement to come out of 2020.
I hope to use this blog to sit down and have a cup of tea with each of you (or whatever you’re drinking) and be able to talk, share, and inspire one another.
I will tell you stories about my rambunctious cat, Nimbus, who is both the sweetest and most annoying being in my life. I will share baking adventures, yarn and needle craft projects, hiking excursions, and books I’m enjoying. All about me and my life nestled in between the beauty and deliciousness of loose leaf tea.