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Loose-leaf Links, Earl Grey Editing, Lapsang Souchong, T2, loose-leaf tea

Loose-leaf Links #38

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Lapsang Souchong from T2. The cooler weather always has me craving smoked teas and this is one of the more smoky varieties. Awards […]

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Loose-leaf Links #37

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Neo Australia’s Chocolate Dream. It’s a sweet rooibos blend, with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and cocoa nibs. Fans of chai are sure to enjoy […]

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Loose-leaf Links #36

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Arctic Fire from Adore Tea. The mint in this black blend is counterbalanced by a fruity flavour, making it a great afternoon pick-me-up. […]

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Loose-leaf Links #35

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Neo Australia’s Ginger Tea, a tasty blend of ginger, cardamom pods, tulsi and apple. This is an old favourite of mine and especially welcome […]

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Loose-leaf Links #34

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Ritz Carlton from the Tea Centre. It’s a black tea flavoured with caramel, vanilla and apricot, sweet without being overpowering. Awards News Awards season […]

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Aurealis nominations and the Convenors’ Award for Excellence

The shortlists for the Aurealis Awards were announced yesterday. Congratulations to all of the nominees! It was a delight to witness the celebrations on social media, particularly among the first-timers. I found the experience surprisingly hard as a judge. I just want to shake everyone and rave about these wonderful stories, but will need to […]

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Loose-leaf Links #33

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is the Salamanca Blend from The Art of Tea. A mix of green and black, it’s a light tea with a strong combination of fruity […]

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Loose-leaf Links #32

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is White Peach from Adore Tea. It’s a mixture of Chinese white and black teas and is perfect for cold brewing in summer. Follow Up […]

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Loose-leaf Links #31

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Daintree Chai, the signature blend of The Tea Chest. It contains star anise (among other ingredients) which gives it a strong aniseed flavour. Awards News […]

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Reading for comfort and defiance, Den of Wolves, Juliet Marillier, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers, The Wayfarers, Blackthorn and Grim, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Reading for Comfort and Defiance

The US election left many of my friends feeling frightened and angry. It left me worried for their safety and livelihoods. At first, I felt helpless all the way over here in Australia. But I’m a big believer in the power of small things. So I started tweeting book recommendations. Since it seemed to help a few […]

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