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Review(ish): Some Adagio Teas

So, I’ll start this out with a disclaimer: Adagio contacted me and offered to give me some tea for free if I would review it on Twitter. I am not one to turn down free tea, and I already buy tea from Adagio more or less regularly. And they’re the home of the Imperial Radch […]

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On Tea

Hey, there’s some stressful and depressing shit going down lately. Let’s talk about something pleasant and stress-reducing! Well, okay, so being super picky about making tea may be stress-INducing for some. If so, no worries. I have one, firm position on how to make the best cup of tea: the best cup of tea is […]

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Special Teas

I am cleaning and organizing my tea cupboard because SHUT UP I DON’T HAVE A NOVEL TO WRITE YOU HAVE A NOVEL TO WRITE that’s why. Also, it had gotten to be quite a disorganized mess and I wasn’t sure what I still had. (Yes, the cats are up next, just gotta remember where I […]

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Yak Butter Tea

So, the other day I tweeted that I was in possession of some Instant Yak Butter Tea. So, yak butter tea. It’s a Tibetan thing. I’ve actually attempted to make something approximating it before, only with cow’s milk, since that was all I could get my hands on. I did have a cake of pu […]

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Pie Quest 3: Sweet Tea Pie

Y’all. This pie. There’s just…it’s…I mean… Look at the recipe. I mean, really look at it. It calls for a cup of double strength tea, okay. So far so good. Two cups of sugar. You know that super sweet custard, for the Rum Cream pie? It took one whole cup of sugar. Right. On with […]

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The Quest for Pie: Lipton Chocolate Tea Pie

Perhaps you recall the events of last week, wherein I found myself obliged to find an Ancillary Sword Pie recipe. This week, I set out to test some pie recipes, and perhaps alter them to suit. And for my first experiment, I tried a recipe from Lipton they call “Luscious Chocolate Tea Pie.” Here’s the […]

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Tea!

If you’ve read Ancillary Justice, you know that tea is very important to the Radchaai. As it happens, tea is also important to the events of Ancillary Sword, and not just because it takes place firmly inside Radch space. It so happens that Athoek System has a planet where tea is grown, so tea is […]

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Tea!

So, do you love tea? More importantly, have you felt a strong desire to drink Ancillary Justice-themed tea? Now you can! Click on over to Adagio Teas, where I’ve made three novel-related blends: Justice is a green tea–the main component is kukicha, with a bit of cucumber white and some coconut. If you’re not a […]

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Recent Reading

Some things I’ve read recently! The Last Good Man by Linda Nagata If you didn’t read Nagata’s The Red Trilogy, well, you might want to consider doing so. But whether you have or you haven’t–The Last Good Man is near-future military sf. It’s tense and compelling, and features a middle-aged woman protagonist, an ex-Army pilot […]

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Kontur

So, I went to Uppsala for Kontur! Which was also Swecon! It was fabulous. I did stop by SF Bokhandeln in Stockholm to chat with folks and sign some books, which was a great time. (Seriously, if you’re ever in Stockholm, SF Bokhandeln is a great bookstore.) They probably still have some signed copies of […]

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