Meet Mel
Hi there!

Tea Sommelier & Blogger

Thanks for stopping by. In 2012, I began blogging as a way to process and share everything I was experiencing while studying abroad. Years later, this journal has detailed a journey that’s included many ups and downs, travels around the world, job changes, many friendships made, and a whole lot of learning. It’s a place where I try to be honest and tell the truth.

Travelling through many countries not my own, sharing lots of tea, and meeting people along the way, has shown me the world isn’t as scary as the news might have you think. Instead, travel can foster cross-cultural friendships that I genuinely believe make the world a better place. Furthermore, you can find good times both sitting with a couple of cold beers in the middle of nowhere or during high tea in upscale London. Here you can find musings, guides, cross-cultural experiences, living abroad experience, and plenty of articles about tea.

During her journeys, she realized tea blended her love of food, culture, language, history, and travel. It’s been a lens and given her the opportunity to make friends with people from all over the world. Who needs to speak the same language when you can share a cup of tea? For more than 5 years Mel has worked as a wordsmith, strategist, and photographer, crafting content strategies and editorial calendars from the ground up; creating work that lives across the omni-channel internet.

Mel lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her husband, Rob Tracey of Labrador, and their sweet calico cats, Taters and Trout. When not working, you’ll find her indulging her passions by reading books, hiking in the woods, admiring typography, or practicing her karate moves.

Fast Facts

01.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN

Taurus Sun, Sagittarius Rising

02.

PASSION

Seeking truth.

03.

BREAKFAST OF CHOICE

Savoury: Toasted sourdough with avocado, egg, and fried tomatoes.
Sweet: Oatmeal with dark chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas.

04.

DREAM TALENT

Singing and writing like Lorde, Regina Spektor, Amanda Palmer, Janelle Monae, Florence Welch.

05.

DREAM VACATION

A writing cabin of some kind, no wifi, a pile of books, the knowledge theat no one is looking for me, delicious food. Every few days, an unexpected friend would show up for a visit.

06.

WEAKNESSES

Book stores, tea shops, wine, bath bombs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Inaction.

07.

TALENT

Making pancakes. Learning languages.

08.

BAD HABIT

Hair twirling.

09.

STRENGTH

Listening. Paying attention.

Press, Accolades, Speaking