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13-Birds is the artist, maker, and content creator alter-ego of Pheinixx : brand designer, educator and sommelier.

I am a freshly licensed TAC Tea Certified Sommelierâ„¢ Professional with a long history steeped in tea culture, appreciation and experience working with Canadian food brands.

My first tea guides were my late grandmother and grandaunt, who taught me the ritual of tea time. Tea was brewed to cool us down in Jamaica, and also brewed to warm us up in Canada. A pot of tea is both the cornerstone of hospitality, and the means of private escape.

The universe of beauty, mystery, ritual and paradox that lives in each cup is the reason I am so fascinated with tea.

Every story starts with putting the kettle on.