A Tea Stronger Than Death: Poems of Hurt and Healing While On Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain

$40.00

Created during the 5-week thematic residency, Meeting For Teas, held at the Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity, located on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, this collection of poems and illustrations of grey scaled cyanotypes (sunprints) is both prayer and journey through light, shadow, and verse, giving honour to the painful and healing moments of locating oneself over and over again, with Tea, the departed, and the more-than-human.

This second edition has an extremely limited print run of 30 copies. 

ISBN: 978-1-7380963-0-5

Barcode number: 792649241844

See below for our Tea List (optional pairings when reading).

Description

*NOTE ON SHIPPING: To keep the cost of shipping down, orders for this book will be sent via untracked lettermail. This allows for a substantial savings of approximately 75% compared to the high cost of tracked parcels. 

Created during the 5-week thematic residency, Meeting For Teas, held at the Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity, located on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, this collection of poems and illustrations of grey scaled cyanotypes (sunprints) is both prayer and journey through light, shadow, and verse, giving honour to the painful and healing moments of locating oneself over and over again, with Tea, the departed, and the more-than-human.

The inaugural print run of 50 copies sold out within just 2 months of its release.
Now in its second edition, A Tea Stronger Than Death showcases an exceptionally limited print run of only 30 copies.

All imagery, text, design and copyright © 2023 by Mimi Young.
The specific typefaces used in this book were selected for their non-British and non-French origins (due to these two countries’ involvement with the Opium Wars); the Maiola font was designed by a woman type designer, Veronika Burian.

Paperback, 42 pages, perfect bound on a luscious, weighty white paper stock.
Printed and bound in Canada.

ISBN: 978-1-7380963-0-5
Barcode number: 792649241844

 

TASTE LIST
For those who are desiring to pair their reading experience, here’s a list of Teas that were featured as cyanotypes in the book.

  • Yunnan Dianhong Golden Needle
  • High Mountain Oolong (such as Shan Lin Xi, Buddha’s Hand)
  • Taiwanese Wildbush Black
  • Laoshan Black
  • Honey Orchid Oolong
  • “Semi-White” Tips
  • Golden Cassia Oolong
  • Shou Mei White
  • Phoenix Dancong Oolong

You may be able to find the Teas, or variations of, at these Tea merchants: