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.
please send me a message on the ether! at firstname.lastname@example.org.