Food of the gods

This is a meal Heavy, rich, decadent. It delivers in full force. I would not call it gentle, but indeed it is kind, nourishing, and asserting. It is a beast in its natural state, undomesticated, wild and beautiful but unyielding. It is as it is, do not take it if you are not ready. It […]

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Kill Green

Behold here the tree, the bush, and the leaves Behold the human, that cultivates seeds   Witness the withering, whining, weeping Watch how they’re chosen, select for flogging   Torn, battered, broken, blood drawn out, seeping  Pushed to the limit and scorched by the sun   Rolling, frying, steaming, and drying Pushed and pulled between […]

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A Personification of Tea

If tea was a person, what would you see? I see a villager, one who is wise You would see pieces, of you and of me * She would be ancient, live one with the trees A native woman, with thousands of ties  If tea was a person, what would you see? * One with […]

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Cacao Qi

For a long time, before chocolate bars and ice cream, Cacao was consumed as a drink. Native to Mexico and Central America, it was a key ingredient to several pre-hispanic drinks including Tejate and Pópo which are still consumed today. I have been becoming more and more intrigued to learn about cacao’s history. Since Mexico […]

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The Voice of Infusions

  These leaves are words, they exist on their own Whether we think them, or even know them They’re here in existence since they’ve been sown  They speak all languages, gleaming like gems   This water is space, a medium, a page  It etches, engraves, cannot be undone  A carrier of peace, madness or rage […]

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The Rules of Freedom

There are a few things that I can say describe me very well: Solitude, silence, tea and writing. I have always enjoyed teas and tisanes, but before I got into a more structured routine and practice of tea I would write. For a while, I wrote simply what came to mind, poetry, short stories, and […]

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Degrees of Adventurous Perils

  Those who follow me know that I’ve been a little obsessed with this white teafrom Tealeaf. So as you might imagine, I’ve been drinking it quite a bit and thus have done some experimenting with the brewing. I recently decided to brew this tea using four different temperatures simultaneously in order to see just […]

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