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Season's Spirits: Steven's Spooky Suggestions

In my previous post, I went over the oft-forgotten tradition of telling ghost stories around Christmas time. I had so many recommendations of books, short stories, and fiction collections, I wasn't able to fit the rest of what I wanted in the post. Here I will go over some movies, TV shows, and episodes of […]

Ghosts of Christmas

Christmas is a holiday steeped in tradition. From the widespread tradition of decorating a tree to more localized family or personal traditions, most people who celebrate the holiday follow one tradition or another. In my opinion, the stranger the tradition, the more endearing. Sometimes a conscious effort is made to start a tradition, and others […]

Tasters, Testers

Hey guys, sorry for the little hiatus. October ended up being a lot busier for me than it usually is. I hope everyone had a fruitful and safe Halloween this year! My birthday is a week before Halloween, so I've always loved this time of year. It's probably also a factor in why I'm so […]

OTR: Old Stories, New Ears

It was not long ago that I would turn my nose up to black and white movies, anything filmed before 1970 may as well have been Precambrian in my eyes, but I have recently developed a taste for older media in the last couple years. Once I found a few movies from that era that […]

Life Changes, Weather Changes

Weather is something we all deal with daily, and often don't think twice about. For many, weather becomes background noise for busy schedules and day-to-day rituals. If it is going to be warm, you wear and outfit that can breathe. If there is a chance of rain, you grab an umbrella on your way out […]

Food + Drink Pairings

Warm drinks and food have been paired together for ages; the amount of different flavor combinations is endless. A snack and a caffeinated drink are a combo that many people enjoy daily. When I go shopping, I look forward to trying out a new snack to pair with something in my tea/coffee cupboard. I have […]

Coffee in Space

I have become a big fan of movies these last few years. I enjoyed watching them growing up, but I never really took an actual interest until a bit later in life. I would never actively seek out a movie to watch. Movies were something I would watch with my friends while we pulled all-nighters, […]

Novels and Warm Drinks

A warm drink and a good novel go hand in hand. A cup of coffee is great. A book is great. Enjoying a cup of coffee while reading a book is top notch. It is one of those combinations that is more than the sum of its parts. The type of book I am reading […]

Tea: Temp + Time

Steep time and water temperature play a crucial role in how your tea will taste. I never considered this and spent years thinking I did not enjoy green tea. As it turns out, I was over steeping my tea in water that was too hot. I always ended up with a bitter grass soup, and […]

An Introduction

I was unsure how to start off this blog. I guess there is no better place to start than an introduction. My name is Steven, and I am the quality control manager here at First Coast Tea Company! I have always had an interest in tea and botanical products, but started taking it a bit […]