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looks more like a sailboat then a shark...

Dec. 10th, 2010 | 10:30 pm
Current tantrum: amusedamused
posted by: bluefenox in pdx_teasociety


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Come Have Tea With US!

Sep. 25th, 2010 | 03:20 am
location: Seattle, WA
Current tantrum: working
posted by: magickalmom in pdx_teasociety

Salutations to our varied and creative tinkerers, rough riders, scientists, airship pirates, strowlers, and steampunk enthusiasts!

We, the behind the scenes minions of the Steampunk Exhibition Ball, are madly plugging away at our logistical terminals to present you with a even more fantastical event than our maiden voyage last year. You will not believe your eyes! This year’s fantastical feast will titillate and inspire while we bring you fantastical inventions of mad scientists, the melodic sounds of steampunk musical sensations, visual displays of the slipped timing chains of the most talented dancers, competitions of the marvelous manscaping and exquisite hat varieties. You will also be able to experience a bit of wormwood at our ever fabulous Absinthe Bar, sip varieties of uniquely blended teas in our Tea Room, and have your souls captured at our Photo Salon. All this and so much more can be experienced in full immersion as your are surrounded by the true and extraordinary history and artifacts of Victorian Seattle. Now where else can you get THIS experience?! The answer is simple, no where but at Seattle's Steampunk Exhibition Ball! So zip your dirigible over to our BRAND NEW main website for more information, ticketing, and exploration!

Don't forget to also join our Official Steampunk Exhibition Ball LiveJournal Community, where you can get up to date news flashes about the event and network with folks who are attending or performing!


We're looking forward to seeing you and sharing with you the eclectic tastes of Pac-NW Steampunks, Makers, Musicians, and Artists... hope to see you there!

Your Humble Conventions Promoter,
Ms J

PS- And just in case you have not heard, STEAMCON's theme this year is Weird, Weird West! Check 'em out at http://community.livejournal.com/steamcon/ and http://www.steamcon.org/

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I like this one.. It's very odd!

May. 22nd, 2010 | 10:08 pm
Current tantrum: amusedamused
posted by: bluefenox in pdx_teasociety

I think this one with tentacles would be on the mad Hatter's table for sure!;)

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These are some Strange Teapots....

May. 22nd, 2010 | 02:34 am
Current tantrum: amusedamused
posted by: bluefenox in pdx_teasociety


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Edward Gorey Garden Party

Jun. 7th, 2009 | 12:26 pm
posted by: sodapopprincess in pdx_teasociety

One week away! SKot and I will be selling entry to the party tonight at HIVE, if you have not yet purchased your tickets. Thanks for your support!

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Just joined the group and wanted to say Hi!

Mar. 22nd, 2009 | 07:14 pm
posted by: goreydetails in pdx_teasociety


Have a spooky spring!

We'll be at the Edward Gorey Garden Party!

~ Julia @ Gorey Details

Be sure to check out
our Live Journal
for the Curious Curio of the Day!

Come see our Gorey goodies!
Edward Gorey, Tim Burton, Mark Ryden,
Gris Grimly, Edgar Allan Poe, Alice in Wonderland,
Coraline, Emily, Lenore, Twilight, Tattoo & Pin-up Art,
Dark Décor, Haunted Portraits, Vintage Halloween,
Classic Horror Monsters, Vampires, Zombies,
Skulls & Gargoyles, Gothic Jewelry, Villainess,
Rubber Stamps, T-shirts, Postcards, Toys,
Books, Posters, and much more!

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Edward Gorey Garden Party

Mar. 19th, 2009 | 11:43 pm
posted by: sodapopprincess in pdx_teasociety

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Nov. 19th, 2008 | 10:17 pm
Current tantrum: curiouscurious
posted by: bluefenox in pdx_teasociety

I have not seen this do-ma-jiggy before,but i want it!


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Sep. 19th, 2008 | 04:35 pm
posted by: thistlelurid in pdx_teasociety

Elemental - Cup Of Brown Joy from Moog on Vimeo.


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My sweet escape with this luxury elixir

May. 31st, 2008 | 07:23 pm
Current tantrum: calmentranced
posted by: matchalicious in pdx_teasociety

Oh holy hell. I just received a gift of Guyokuro Japanese tea, Tsuen Tea from a friend. It is a 100g bag of hand picked, shade grown high-grade leaves, of which matcha powder is derived. Tsuen Tea is Japan's oldest and most distinguished Tea company. Tsuen literally means: "A Tea Master who serves tea for travelers by the Uji River." The first tea master created this company, and is where the Japanese tea ceremony was born.

The anticipation was half the pleasure. Upon opening the sealed package, the aroma enveloped my senses, and I literally took a minute (or two) to sink my self into its intoxicating scent.

I knew it would be an exhilarating experience when I saw how luxuriously dark green and moist the leaves were!! The anticipation was building and building now. I selected my "comfort cup" which is actually a coconut shell crafted into a tea bowl and prepared this dark green delight with the truest of intentions and eager curiosity to what sensations awaited.

I've never had the honor of drinking high grade before. The mere fact that it was also acquired as a gift added to the meaning and appreciation of this tradition-honored, highest of high, teas.

Now I don't usually light a candle or 'set a mood' to enjoy my tea, but wanted to envelop as many senses in this experiences as I could, with the sincerest of intentions. This way, I believe, will imprint added levels to my first time of trying this time honored tea. I smiled with an extra glow as I pulled out a Japanese incense that a dear friend gave me for my last birthday, rolled out a bamboo matt, placed the tea in front of me, while sitting cross-legged.

I teetered in my decision between meditation music or a heavenly Thunderstorm soundtrack. Considering the affect thunderstorms have on my senses, I chose the thunderstorm.

I closed my eyes, took a minute to mentally thank the individual who spoiled me with this treat, placed my hands on my happy coconut tea-bowl, raised it to my face after the slow hand under hand half turn, breathed in the intoxicating aroma which really did send my eyes rotating up and back from the almost erotic under tones of its olfactory effects.

This alone sent my energy into a near meditative state. Refocusing myself, I bonded with my tea bowl and partook of what I had built all this anticipation and suspense for.

It was everything I hoped it would be, and more. I didn't close my eyes on purpose this time, it happened naturally as the soft, sweet, ever so delicate flavor washed over my unworthy taste buds. I did not swallow right away, letting my mouth embody every layer of flavor and sensation this silky liquid blessed it with.

Reflecting on my appreciation of this encounter, I realize my description and choice of words is a bit over the top, but what can I say, I'm a leo, and am extremely passionate about matcha. So, my first encounter with the "mother" of my green god-send deserves my highest respect and sincerity.

Even if you don't have the same passion or love for this incredible species of the botanic kingdom, I assure you, that you will have a new appreciation for tea, if not an entirely different respect for it.

As I don't take my recommendations lightly, if you decide to try this diva of teas, I promise, unless you are an experienced tea connoisseur, comparing this creature to your typical teas found in the grocery store or tea shop, is akin to comparing Ahi tuna to the common shredded, pale version you find canned in the super market.

You will love this tea, no matter your back ground, insight, or expectations on the nature of tea.

x-posted to my lj, matcha_matcha

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