Nellberry Juice

“Could I try the nellberry juice green tea please?” the customer asks. I flick my gaze to the side. Yorani’s ears swivel in the direction of the words “nellberry juice,” followed swiftly by her intent gaze. She knows what’s coming. “How would you like to make a friend?” I ask the customer. They look tense, … More Nellberry Juice

Delwinder Extract

A/N: Happy Thanksgiving week! I’m heading out of town and will be back with a new chapter next week.    “I hold you both personally responsible for this,” Meristo groans, flopping into a chair. “I’m never moving again. It’s incredible I made it this far.” Lorwyn manages to sound profoundly unconcerned as she asks, “What … More Delwinder Extract

Post Schedule Update

ETA: Apologies, I’ll actually be out of town for Thanksgiving! So I’ll have a Tea Shop Interlude coming for missing a week, and regular chapters will resume the first week of December. Hi friends, I’ve been avoiding doing this for longer than I should have, because I wanted to get through this book with what … More Post Schedule Update

Gelasa Bark

Meristo enters the office and closes the door behind him. “Miyara, I’ll take on handling the front on my own if you need to finish the accounting today,” he says without preamble. “But please tell Taseino to go home.” His expression is uncharacteristically serious, and I frown, already rising. “He looked fine earlier.” “I thought … More Gelasa Bark

Prismatic Cloudcrystals

The door to the back bangs open. “Miyara!” Lorwyn snaps. “Get back here.” Lorwyn knows better than to make an outburst like that in front of customers, so I don’t bother addressing that and just raise my eyebrows with a bland expression. “Of course, I’ll be with you in a moment.” “You’d better,” she mutters. … More Prismatic Cloudcrystals

Back on Halloween!

Hi friends, Apologies for the chapter delay! There have been a series of nontrivial emergencies this week—family involving sudden cross-country flights, a big rush project dropped without warning—and every day for the last several I’ve thought I was going to be able to get the next chapter out, and I am finally forced to admit … More Back on Halloween!

Flickerwind Petals

“Miyara, is everything okay?” Meristo calls into the back. “We have a full shop—I could use some backup.” “Missing ingredient I need to whip up a batch for a customer’s order,” I explain. “Told you they weren’t back there,” Lorwyn says smugly. “And you could have told me when you last looked for them and … More Flickerwind Petals

Lellabean Extract

“We’re looking for sponsors for a new business venture, and we thought you might be interested in partnering with us.” I’m used to this sort of request by now, but she is the first Gaellani to come bearing one. Although the requests are rarely in line with our store mission, I wish I could be … More Lellabean Extract