Despite getting bailed on yesterday I was able to add some new shops to my tea safari. This is Bicerin Espresso Bar in downtown Toronto; managed to catch up with a friend and sip on some nice iced roobois to beat the heat.

Nice shop. Tea’s a bit limited as it’s mainly a coffee joint, but the decor’s pretty hipster while having a lot of space for communal tables and bar seating. I’d imagine it’s a popular spot for people to come and use as free office space, but on a Thursday afternoon it was pretty empty. Air conditioning and patio seating makes it good for summer.

Tea wasn’t too bad, but sometimes you forget to be connoisseur when there’s good conversation to be had. I’d go back if I was in the neighborhood and needed a place to kill time/work, but the shop was a bit too generic for me to like, seek out for a special trip.

Freezing my ass off outside because it’s the only place with an outlet. Shitty iced green while possibly having a lady cancel a rendezvous for the second straight week kinda sucks.

Freezing my ass off outside because it’s the only place with an outlet. Shitty iced green while possibly having a lady cancel a rendezvous for the second straight week kinda sucks.

Iced tea is pretty great right about now; it’s relentlessly humid in my house right now, and because I sit in an office with a full-sized computer tower, it only gets worse. Two fans (one desk, one ceiling) are trying to keep things manageable.

Going to be hitting up David’s Tea tomorrow in order to do some re-stocking and maybe catching up with a friend. Looking forward to it, because my stocks are kind of boring and low.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Currently using the last of my Blue Lagoon to make a pitcher of iced tea. I have about maybe three teaspoons left before my reserve is dry, so I’ve set a timer for six hours and am just planning on letting it steep for a hella long time.

Will post results.

Good evening, friends.

Weather seems to have heated up a bit here, so I’ve went from sipping on lukewarm tea to wishing I could somehow rig up a CamelBack to steep and brew my tea for me while simultaneously chilling it.

In short, I’m not made for the heat.

Just finished watching The International finals, which were pretty one-sided and not really that entertaining. It’s a bit weird to see something that’s so hyped up end with such a whimper - it’s kind of this moment I’m almost uncomfortable with, because it signals a turning point in something I care about very much.

And around that corner may not have a place for me. Which is weird.

I hope your summers have been going well so far. I’ve been hoarding the last of my Blue Lagoon from David’s Tea because they don’t sell it any more, and that’s disheartening; I’m kind of at the point where I’m fiending for an iced cup and simply don’t have enough to pour whenever I want.

Time to start seeking out hoarders? Messaging David’s Tea directly? Who knows. I’m not above begging.

Lazy Sunday. Peppermind tea in a mug I hardly use, because it’s usually a bitch to clean and summer means hot tea is usually out of the question. However, it’s so rainy and blegh in my neck of the woods lately that I’ve been brewing cups just to have something in my hands and combat what seems to be the dregs of a wet spring.
Watching The International and contemplating how to take breaks. I’m really bad at them because I always have more than a couple projects on the go, and even when I want to be doing nothing I’m always thinking, considering, planning and doing small jobs.
It sucks, because I’m working myself to death a neglecting things that genuinely bring me joy. It’s almost like I’ve forgotten how to have genuine fun; everything needs to bring profit, or progress. 
The last couple text posts I’ve made to this blog were about my depression, and for the most part, there’s still up and down days. I wish I could say it was something I could just cure, but it creeps back in for the smallest reasons, which I feel really shitty about in turn.
The sky just opened up again. 
Hope your weekend was a good one. I enjoy doing posts like these without giving off the “emo” vibe to friends and family.
Thanks for listening.

Lazy Sunday. Peppermind tea in a mug I hardly use, because it’s usually a bitch to clean and summer means hot tea is usually out of the question. However, it’s so rainy and blegh in my neck of the woods lately that I’ve been brewing cups just to have something in my hands and combat what seems to be the dregs of a wet spring.

Watching The International and contemplating how to take breaks. I’m really bad at them because I always have more than a couple projects on the go, and even when I want to be doing nothing I’m always thinking, considering, planning and doing small jobs.

It sucks, because I’m working myself to death a neglecting things that genuinely bring me joy. It’s almost like I’ve forgotten how to have genuine fun; everything needs to bring profit, or progress. 

The last couple text posts I’ve made to this blog were about my depression, and for the most part, there’s still up and down days. I wish I could say it was something I could just cure, but it creeps back in for the smallest reasons, which I feel really shitty about in turn.

The sky just opened up again. 

Hope your weekend was a good one. I enjoy doing posts like these without giving off the “emo” vibe to friends and family.

Thanks for listening.