A couple of weeks ago, I was in a chatroom. Okay, that alone isn’t worthy of note, but this was a tea chatroom. And for some reason – some awesome reason! – the concept of “tea drunk” popped up in mid-conversation. It’s a phrase that gets bandied around a lot in the community. Mostly for comedic effect, and all of us know it really is a thing.
Think actual drunkenness but without “most” of the weaknesses associated with it.
In the middle of this chat, I began to wonder how tea drunkenness and actual drunkenness would compare and contrast. And also, how best to illustrate that dichotomy. Truth was . . . I couldn’t.
I needed an artist, and I only knew of one “fit” for the job.
Yes, my cousin – Jason Norman – art-fu master extraordinaire. I hadn’t seen the li’l doofus in almost a year, and this provided ample opportunity to play catch-up. Brainstorming was just icing on the cake.
Last week, we got together at Good Coffee – a nifty li’l Portland spot in the middle of Southeast. My cousin ordered their House Blend. I settled on their Song Tea Golden Needle, a brand I’d recently been converted to.
Over the course of two hours and several steeps, we came up with something. Over the course of a weekend, my cousin brought our ideas to glorious fruition. Behold . . .
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