Hey, I'm Mel!
I've wanted to tell stories since I was a seven-year-old cutting pictures out of my Dad's National Geographic magazines.
As a passionate story teller and thoughtful creator of engaging, meaningful content, I've written and created multi-media stories for a variety of publications. I have a background in journalism and possess a deep love for well-done work, and clear writing. I love stories for their power to bridge gaps, create common ground, and share knowledge.
On Mel Had Tea I share my love for tea and travel with guides, discoveries, and first-person narratives about my adventures. Sometimes I also write articles for the internet at large (tea, travel, food, business, entrepreneurship, lifestyle, you name it).
As a writer and photographer, my work is published in places like the CBC, Photographers Without Borders, the Globe & Mail, Roads & Kingdoms, Go Overseas, J-Source, The Coast, Why Wait to See the World, The Signal, and more.