Down by the riverside there is a quaint little teahouse run by our heroine, Geraldine, who's only desire is to spread her love of the golden beverage - But what's going to happen to her business when a new coffee house springs up right next door?! And what is the meaning of Cafe Suada? Find out in this story of tea, coffee and romance!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hullo there! I’m Jade, a Lincoln based illustrator and comic artist. I really like tea, dogs and old books.
I graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2011 with a first class honours degree in Illustration, and I started self-publishing my teastained comic series Cafe Suada shortly after that. My style is a fusion of British roots with Japanese influences, and combines digital and traditional techniques. In 2013 I was nominated for Best Emerging Talent in the British Comic Awards, and in 2014 I won the Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel competition with an extract from my graphic novel For the Love of God, Marie!, published July 2016.
I’m also a keen exhibitor, workshop leader and charicaturist and I can often be found at comic events such as Comic Con, Thoughtbubble, Comiket and others.
I really enjoyed researching blooming tea. As in, y'know, drinking a lot of the stuff XD But blooming tea really is quite beautiful to watch. I'd recommend getting yourself some and having a go! There's lots of different types that bloom in different ways :O
Also thank you for all the new followers and comments lately, everyone!
I first got blooming tea when I was overseas in Brussels, during a Chinese/Asian culture session in the city. A makeshift Chinese snack restaurant where I ate dim sums to my heart delight. And we were presented with a gorgeous lavendar and greentea blooming tea. I could not express how wonderful it tasted.
Few co workers back at Christmas had their daughter send some tea and we all had some during eve. So nice. And then for Christmas I got a set of glass tea pot with blooming tea packs. I'm so sad I used them all up. There's nowhere near me that sells them (the only place is amazon and its like £20 for 6 D: )
Why did you get yours dear? Also, what's your favourite? Mine's "Queen of Gold" Silver Needle w/ Marigod * Peony *u*
I meant to say thanks to you guys for your comments about blooming tea, all very interesting! :D I've only tried a few types myself, on my birthday's when people have treated me to one or two ^o^
I've got a little plastic clear teapot for brewing them, I think one day I'll try to get a nice glass one! *u*
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