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 Jessica Pearson. Jessica is a Canadian born storyteller with a voice like melting honey on a summer’s eve. Accompanied by Maddy O’Regan on the fiddle, they bring to life tales of the past and express the beauty and heartbreak of the world today. In life we have many different relationships; family, friends, co workers, partners. Most of these relationships are good, healthy, and help you grow as a person. But sometimes we end up in relationships that take away our voice, who we are and we become a shell of who we used to be.
Jessica Pearson and the East Wind’s single “Broken By You” is all about taking your voice back, being done with the pain and realizing that you can choose to stay in this place of hurt, or leave and find joy. They also have a brand new song titled “Better Bad Decisions”.
Tea: “I am a HUGE tea drinker. My collection is vast and this was a very hard decision to make! So I’ve decided to go with what I wanted to drink today. My tea of choice is Tulsi Tranquility from Davids Tea. It is such a beautiful blend of sweet fruit and floral flavours. Both good served hot with a little honey, or over ice. Today I’m drinking it hot!”
Music: “I have been listening to the new NEEDTOBREATHE album, Out of Body, non-stop. First, it’s so nice to hear a live album, remember the rush of playing music in front of a crowd and hear the experience of the band and the audience at this show. Second, this album is absolutely amazing. It really takes you on a journey, brings you up, feeling ready for the world, and then makes you feel every bit of emotion in your soul. The first song, Mercy’s Shore, is a great way to start your day, and wait for your tea to steep.”
Art: “One of my favourite pieces of art to look at is a piece by Lawren Harris, unofficial leader of the Group of Seven. This specific piece I could look at all day. I love the texture of the painting, the autumn colours on the trees, and the cute houses in a row. It really makes me feel warm and cozy inside, just like tea.”