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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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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Camellia’s Treaty

I wrote this at least a year ago when I finally decided on a name for my tea blog. For me, names and titles are important, they are the first piece of information people generally know about another person or a paper or book they’re about to read. Titles convey the essence of what is […]

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