The semester has drawn to a close and with it so has our undergraduate experience.  It's strange to say goodbye to people I’ve grown so comfortable with, knowing I might not see them again (in person).  It’s a bit sad.  However, on a more positive point, Alyson and I have another year together in the same graduate studies program track, so we don’t have to do that yet (although I don’t think there’s a risk of not seeing each other afterwards).

We had our last teasesh of the semester today and afterwards we wished each other good luck over the summer.  I’m headed up north and she’s staying in the south so it’s going to be a bit different on our blog for the next four months.  But different doesn’t mean worse.  It surely doesn’t mean that we will be posting less; in fact, it means more individual posts.  Think of our upcoming material as discrete tea experiences from the wild places of Northern Ontario and the scenic country of the South.  Sounds pretty good, right? 

Of course I’m going to miss my tea buddy a lot, but for someone who’s still wading in the kiddie pool of tea culture, this is going to be the kick in the pants I need to explore tea on my own.  I’ve made some plans to take my gaiwan and camera to my favourite places so, if all goes to plan, I’ll be able to share those experiences with you.  I’m also hoping to take some tea with me whilst travelling.  Hopefully I’ll be able to find time to share that with you as well.

There’s a lot of change going on right now, but luckily, as part of it, we’re going to have a bit more time to explore tea in its many forms and in different geographical contexts.  Here’s to a summer of tea exploration! 

Happy sipping,



  1. Hello!

    First off, I really like this blog and the way we discover tea along with both of you. Makes for an interactive read and feels like we're there.

    Relating to change, I recently graduated as well and though it's a whole new world, one thing that remains a constant source of relaxation and comfort is a nice cup of tea.

    Don't stop posting! I'd love to read more. If ever you are around the Montreal area and want to discover the local tea scene with a fellow budding enthusiast, let me know!



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