Ten minute tea with Afternoon Tea. Spend ten minutes with Afternoon Tea. In the time it takes to boil one kettle, and let one cup of tea steep, we will have your daily art + music fix covered. Take your afternoon tea break with our Afternoon Tea curators.
Today’s tea + soundtrack + visuals curated by Canadian based singer and songwriter Jessie Lee who’s all about reflections, revelations and romance. She loves tea so this was right up her alley. Her light, but expressive, vocals composed of catchy melodies make for easy listening. Although it’s been three years since the release of her solo EP, First Love, she has kept busy songwriting and working with exceptional artists, producers and writers. Jessie’s latest single “Body Sings” is a collaboration with producer, Daniel Espina, and an exciting expression of getting lost in the benefits of true love and real connection. The combination of electro/indie bedroom pop vibes, mixed with her angelic vocals, will have you floating and feeling inspired.
TEA: “This was a hard decision because I love tea!! I’ve narrowed it down to Elderberry & Echinacea Tea from one of my favourite organic brands: Pukka. Not only is it rich and warm served hot, but so yummy in the summer time steeped cold. I like to add a splash of lemon, maple syrup & fresh berries and drink it on ice. I guarantee you it will put you in a better mood!”
“Trigger Protection Mantra’ by Jhené Aiko. When I first heard this song, I was so excited that someone very popular and heavily involved in the music industry had released an actual sound healing piece. This is something I aspire to do, as I love working with singing bowls and using meditation as a healing practise. As a songwriter, I find myself producing lyrics that are healing in some way. Jhené has done both of these in one, playing her alchemy crystal singing bowls with purpose and intention, based on sound frequency healing. If you really allow yourself to sit with this song, it makes for the perfect relaxation combo while you close your eyes and sip your tea.”
“Cosmic Creativity’ by Alex Grey. I love the detail in this piece, I thought it went hand in hand with the Trigger Protection Mantra. I feel it’s a great representation of when you’re ‘in the zone’ during the creative process. I usually do some sort of meditation or relaxing ritual before songwriting, in order for me to be fully present in what I’m creating. A connection to my higher self, coming through my work through an alignment of energy.”
“Thank you for joining me in these 10 minutes of calming, good vibes xo.”