Dispatches and digests.

Very rarely about tea.

Tea Notes is an extended universe of the original Reading My Tea Leaves blog, started on a whim by me, Erin Boyle, in 2009 and continued in a new iteration today as a reader-supported newsletter. You can expect musings on sustainable lifestyle choices, consuming thoughtfully in an age of mass-consumption, slowing down, making things yourself, and generally seeking delight wherever it can be found.

You can still visit Reading My Tea Leaves to explore the entire 14-year archive, and enjoy an occasional new post, but I’ve moved the bulk of my online writing to TEA NOTES. (Here are some reflections on why!)

Thanks so much for your support and patience as I explore a new model for writing and sharing and making community online.

If you’re a bookish type, consider reading my 2016 book, SIMPLE MATTERS, and stay tuned for MAKING THINGS, a new book with Rose Pearlman, coming spring 2024 and available for pre-order now!

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Dispatches and digests from Erin Boyle. Very rarely about tea.


slow, simple, sustainable | writer and picture taker | author of SIMPLE MATTERS (Abrams 2016); MAKING THINGS (Hardie Grant 2024).