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 Brynn Knickle. Brynn was born and raised in Nova Scotia, where her love for music and the arts was nurtured early by talented and generous mentors. Rather than narrow in on one category of arts, Brynn explored each thread: dance, piano, guitar, singing, and acting. Eventually, it led her to acting and fight choreography in New York. Throughout all of these adventures, songwriting has been (and continues to be) a comfort to her.
Her first release, “Fool No More,” was initially inspired by an unfortunately unhealthy relationship. After taking a break from the song and coming back to it, however, she realized that it now symbolized the growth and eventual peace that comes with realizing what you need from a partner… and what you don’t. Knickle is an advocate for mental health and finds sharing her stories through music therapeutic and creatively fulfilling.
“Fool No More” is a collaboration with one of Nova Scotia’s amazing singer/songwriter/producers, Carleton Stone.
Tea: Lemon Ginger
This is such a soothing tea! I have an obsession with lemon water as is, so lemon ginger tea is the go-to. Adding honey to it is icing on the cake.
For the Extreme Tea Makers out there, you can DIY this by throwing slices of cut up ginger into a boiling pot of water, add some lemon juice and honey, and let it sit until you feel it’s ready!
Song: Bring On The Storm – Charlie A’Court.
I love this song. Every time it comes across my Spotify or I have Charlie’s CD on when I’m driving I can’t help but rock out to it. It also just gives me “not-going-to-back-down” vibes. Whether that’s what was originally intended by the song or not, that’s how it makes me feel. He’s a crazy guitarist with an unreal voice.
Art: Thought Woman by Leah Dorion.
Leah Dorion is a Métis artist who’s work I love. I’ve included her description of her artwork below. As a Métis woman myself, this piece stands out to me as it reminds me to continuously strive for a better version of myself in all aspects of my life. Working towards self-growth allows me to share that growth and be there more for others. To see more of her work you can visit her website at leahdorion(dot)ca.
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