Article writing

10 Jan

As part of my increasingly desperate attempt to forge a career of some sort in the world of writing, I have started to write articles for my friend’s tea website. I noticed that the blog section of the website hadn’t been updated in a while, so I asked (rather cheekily) if I could write some articles for him. I was delighted that he said yes! After 35 years on this planet, I am finally beginning to understand that the phrase “if you don’t ask, you don’t get” has more than a grain of truth to it.

I never knew that tea was so complicated and how many different types of tea there are. I have had to do quite a bit of research about tea because, apart from liking to drink it by the bucketful, I didn’t know too much about it. There are some very technical aspects to brewing tea, which have been fascinating to learn.

At first I was hoping that I would be able to write about one to two articles per week but work and other commitments very easily get in the way. It’s also easy to make excuses to not write anything. Slowly, I am learning to get into the habit and I am finding that I have more and more ideas about what to write and what people might like to read and learn about tea.

However, I am still writing a bit less than I was hoping to but at least I am writing something. The feedback is that the articles seems to be well received by people on social media and the website, which is exactly what I was hoping for.

Now, here comes the plug. If you are interested in having high quality teas delivered directly to your door, then you should definitely check out Tèaura. First founded in Zürich, Switzerland, all of the teas have been hand-selected from Taiwan, China, Japan and South Africa and can now be shipped worldwide. There is also a UK-based website (, if you are based outside of Switzerland.

If you look hard enough, you might also find something written by yours truly.


Photo Credit: Jamie McKee @ Tèaura

4 Responses to “Article writing”

  1. Confuzzled Bev January 11, 2018 at 9:10 am #

    Oh yes, there are a loooot of different kinds of tea. We have about 4 types of green tea at work!

    When I had my wisdom teeth out I went back for a check-up after a couple of days and mentioned that I still had a tiny bit of bleeding occasionally. The dental surgeon said that was normal and I could bite down on a used (cold) teabag to stop it. Something to do with the tannins helping the blood coagulate? Also tea is mildly antiseptic. There you go – my tea fact for the day. Feel free to include it in a future article 😉

    • ourgirlinzurich January 11, 2018 at 11:53 am #

      I’ve never heard of that before! It’s amazing how many different uses of tea there are. And all tea comes from the same plant which actually blows my mind 🤯

  2. Matthew February 14, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    Good for you!

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