Friday Afternoon is a small family owned, geeky-themed tea company. Here you will find loose leaf tea, custom blends, tea wares and accessories, and educational tastings.
Owner Friday Elliott's unique take on blending stems from a neurological cross-wiring known as Lexical-Gustatory Synesthesia. Due to this trait, Friday experiences language (both spoken and written) and abstract concepts as distinct flavor profiles. In short, she literally tastes words and ideas. This "superpower" allows Friday to create blends with a completely unique approach. With a background in herbal remedies as well as culinary arts and education, she shares her Tea Wizardry with people all over the world.
Over the past few years, our crew has grown and we've expanded our fandom blend selection to include beautiful creations from other members of our team. Meet our entire crew down below!
Friday (she/her/ella)Blends by Friday
Title: Head Tea Witch
Favorite Tea: Unsmoked Lapsang Souchong
Favorite Book: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Fandoms: Sailor Moon, OFMD, experimental small-scale agriculture
Fun Fact: I'm an aspiring Death Doula and horror author.
Greg (he/him)Blends by Greg
Title: Tea Ninja
Favorite Tea: Don't make me choose just one! Anything dark and earthy!
Favorite Book: The Lord of the Rings
Number One Fandom: Star Wars
Fun Fact: Quietly Nerdy, will happily have long nerd-outs with people about all sorts of things, I'm just shy, I swear!
Narah (she/they/fae)Blends by Narah
Job title: Nebulochaotic Tea Imp
Favorite tea: Swan Prince
Favorite book: Black Sun
Number One Fandom: Stardew Valley
Fun fact: I create worlds and conlangs.
Title: Inhaler of Flowers
Favorite tea: Peachy Dream
Favorite Book: Harmony by Project Itoh
Fandoms: NieR, Zelda, Fire Emblem, Golden Sun
Fun fact: I once fought a forest fire armed with naught but my undergarments, and won.
Jordan (she/they)Blends by Jordan
Job Title: Computer Gremlin
Favorite Tea: Free to Be Me
Favorite Book: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Fandoms: Our Flag Means Death, Good Omens, and Marvel
Fun Fact: I edit queer books in my free time and I have two basset hounds named Bluebell and Marigold!
Anisa (she/they)Blends by Anisa
Job Title: Shield Maiden
Favorite Tea: Oolongs
Favorite Book: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Fandoms: Stargate SG1, Avatar the Last Airbender
Fun Fact: I’m a recent graduate from a major in Scandinavian Studies while studying Swedish! I’m always down to talk about Scandinavian culture, language, and Vikings. Skål (cheers)!
Job Title: Resident Cryptid or Hoarder of Mushrooms or Hobbiton Shopkeep
Favorite Tea: Good Witch Bakery, A Giant Woman, Sticky Rice Sheng Pu-Erh, Lapsang Souchong, Genmaicha
Favorite Book: The Locked Tomb series and Howl’s Moving Castle
Fandoms: Indie games, Dragon Age, Legend of Zelda, Elder Scrolls, the Witcher
Fun Fact: My favorite stage role was when I played a corpse for 3 1/2 hours
Title: Tea Monster
Favorite Tea: Jasmine tea, my beloved
Favorite Book: Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, and the Castra Trilogy by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Number One Fandom: anything about space, dinosaurs, or alchemy
Fun Fact: I am also synesthetic!