girl in the woods

Hello there!

I'm Paula: artist, tea drinker, plant lady, herbalism student, and cheesemonger!

Tea rituals have long been a part of life, yet it was while working for a Master Herbalist that I was truly taken down a rabbit hole. Besides gaining a lot of experience drinking copious amounts of tea, I've also created small batch tea blends for local businesses, and have organized tea tastings, tea pairings, and blending workshops. I'm currently a guest contributor to the tea blog T Ching.

Tea was my "gateway plant": the one plant that ignited my interest in pursuing botanical studies. I'm currently an herbalism student, with previous experience studying horticulture. There is not a moment that I am not thinking about plants. I spend most of my time going on plant walks, reading about plants, and managing the 50+ houseplants I keep in my small apartment in Long Beach, CA.

& a little more about me…

My hair has been pink for years and years. I love folklore, hiking (especially forests), collecting cups (and creepy dolls), taking photographs, belly dancing, and making music. I'm an everyday "maker", but my "real job" is in the specialty foods industry, mostly behind a cheese counter.

My intention behind this blog is to share my interests and hopefully inspire others to be able to see the world with sparkling eyes! I hope you'll stick around, have a cup of tea, and learn something new while you're here!





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