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Closing for a few days

Thank you for all the kind words and flowers that have shown up at the shop. Losing a member of our Renegade Tea family has been hard on us and knowing our community is there and will be there when we reopen means the world to us.


There’s this Emona thing going on

We thought we should probably contribute. We will not be dressing up like gladiators but if you want to wear a toga, hey, it’s a free country, our shop especially so.

We will be running a few tea specials. Fred has been deep in the books to find something from the Roman period people might actually want to eat. Right now it looks like Roman cheese cake with honey and pine nuts but we’ll add more stuff soon.




Not exactly Roman, but we’ve booked local punk band Liar’s Knot for a fundraising gig for the pro bono clinic a few of our regulars are working on. Posters up at the shop soon with a date and time.

If you’d like to donate to the clinic before or after the show, you can send them money via mail at:

Hiša dobrot, Vipavska cesta 104, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Or by bank draft at:

SWIFT: BAKOSI2X SI56101000053803567, Refrerence: CHAR Banka Intesa Sanpaolo d. d., Pristaniška ulica 14, 6502 Koper, Slovenia

Open call for open mic and new teas

carnival-998092_640We’re looking for poets, writers, musicians, jugglers, whatever, for our open mic nights. Okay, maybe not whatever. The shop is small, so fire breathers and lion tamers will need to take that elsewhere.  First and third Thursdays of the month. Come by the shop and see me, Jo, if you’d like to sign up for a slot. We don’t provide a PA system, so if you want to blow the remaining paint off the walls, you’ll have to bring your own kit.


dim-sum-163813_640On a completely different note, we have a line of new green teas at the shop. Lots of people requested them and I even ordered some Japanese cast-iron cups to serve them in. My favorite so far is a sencha with toasted rice. We’re running some dim sum specials with the full “afternoon” tea served before 8 p.m (or until we run out).


Macarons Are Hard

Someday I will stop saying y’all when I’m angry and I will perfect macarons. Meanwhile, I will continue to get my fix at Lolita across the river from our shop.

IMG_0326I did find a great resource from David Lebovitz. I really appreciate someone else doing all that research so I don’t have to. Should I tackle the white chocolate chai or raspberry matcha ones I’ve been dreaming about first?

If you haven’t been by the shop lately, our new baker, Maja, has been killing it on the brownie front. Tomorrow we’re doing dark chocolate with a peanut butter swirl. Yes, they are very American but they’ll pair nicely with the Ramones cover band. They’ll take the corner stage at 21:00.