tekuno.lounge is…

  • a monthly blog for design, music, sensorial comestibles, ecological technology, and existential musings;

  • exclusive access to content and product releases;

  • the lo-fi companion to Tekuno the tea company.


hello~ i’m catherine—founder of Tekuno, a small company that sources uniquely expressive Japanese teas directly from independent, family-owned, and multi-generational producers.

this newsletter intends to be an extension of Tekuno, covering tea education and related musings in a more colloquial way, as well as an r&d lab to expand on topics of similar ethos beyond tea (including, but not exhaustively: design, music, analog living, and food/beverage experiences that leave you dreaming days later). think of this as the conversational low-fi companion to our Tekuno teas and a semi-ephemeral testing ground to try on new hats to see if they fit.

how to subscribe

i occasionally share public posts that you can access by becoming a free subscriber.

our paid subscribers provide the financial foundation for the r&d, sourcing, and logistics required to work with small and independent producers. by becoming a paid subscriber, you’ll receive full access to this newsletter and archive. you’ll also have access to subscriber-only content and limited edition product releases (which may include, among other things, tea!).

this newsletter also offers a Founding Membership, which, along with the aforementioned paid features, grants you a spot on Tekuno’s Patrons page.

how often do you publish?

i aim to publish content and exclusive benefits to paid subscribers every 3-4 weeks. my focus is quality writing and offerings (which is subject, not only to our sourcing, but also international supply chains and logistics), so scheduling may vary slightly.

say hello

please send me a message on the ether! at hello@teawithtekuno.com.

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design, jazz, sensorial comestibles, existential musings. the lo-fi companion to teawithtekuno.com


catherine jue

tea brewer @ teawithtekuno.com