We closed out the convention with a wonderful turn out for our Wormwood Queen’s Tea & Tasseomancy panel where she taught convention goers how to read tea leaves. After that her gentleman served as master of ceremonies for tea dueling. Yes! Tea dueling! It’s a thing. Bella was our littlest and most adorable tea shoppe-keeper. And let us not forget our mischievously mustached table monkeys who helped out.
Here are a few more snapshots of our day at the Motor City Steam Con in Livonia Michigan. Pictured here our vending table and our Wormwood Queen with her gent Ted and their wee one Bella. Our day was busy! Much Orange Moon Tea was served in the tea room!
Our first day at the Motor City Steam Con was busy and found us quickly trying to find our convention legs. While our writer lady Miss Blue has been doing steampunk conventions since 2010, this is actually the very first steampunk event for the Orange Moon Tea Society. We were tapped to provide teas and tea leaf readings for the con’s Occult Tea event. Pictured here is a glimpse of the beautiful spread for the late tea and our Wormwood Queen giving the room a reading. Last but certainly cutest, her imps Bella and Gabe ready for world adventure.
We brought out our first tea samples to the International Steampunk Symposium this past weekend -this was our tea station. We had 2 to 4 (depending on your preferred strength of tea) cup sampler tins for purchase. We brought four flavor samples and our larger tins so everyone could get a good look and smell of the loose tea before picking out a sample. I’m happy to report the samples were scooped up before the end of the convention. The front runner was our Snapdragon Tea with the new Batnip Tea a close second. Orange Moon and the Butterfly Circus were close on the other’s heels giving them the tea eye. Sadly we had no absinthe tea for the convention because we, not so sadly, found our samples sold before they got a chance to get there.
This was a wonderful real time experience to see how the teas would be received. We’re delighted it went so well. So now we’re ready to get some more packaging done, get our product shots in order and begin selling them online. We’re also going to be taking up a few offers to bring our tea society to events for summer. And! We’ve got some wonderful donated items to add to our IndieGoGo campaign!