Our Story

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 oddity known as Lexical-Gustatory Synesthesia. Due to this condition, 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!

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  • A woman in glasses stares off-camera. She has a gaiwan and teacup in front of her.

    Friday (she/her)

    Job Title: Executive Fae

    Fav tea: Golden Monkey is the lifelong love, but any new & unusual pure tea is my everything!

    Fav book: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

    Fandoms: Star Trek, Monkey Island, Shirley Jackson & other domestic horror fiction

    Fun fact: I am a horror author and aspiring death midwife!

    Blends by Friday 
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    Allyn (they/them)

    Job Title: Teacup

    Fav tea: Any Oolong!

    Fav book: The Dungeon Crawler Carl series by Matt Dinniman

    Fandoms: Harry Potter, Critical Role, Dimension 20, LitRPG books, Heartstopper, Frog & Toad

    Fun fact: I once ate an entire sheet of paper.

    Blends by Allyn 
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    Greg (he/him)

    Job Title: Wallingford Manager & Tea Ninja

    Fav tea: Darkest Chai, Goblin King, Tree-Herder

    Fav book: The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein

    Fandoms: The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Mythology

    Fun fact: Quietly Nerdy, will happily have long nerd-outs with people about all sorts of things, I'm just shy, I swear.

    Blends by Greg 
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    Jordan (she/they)

    Job Title: Computer Gremlin

    Fav tea: Free to Be Me

    Fav 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!

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    Narah (she/they/fae)

    Job Title: Nebulochaotic Tea Imp

    Fav tea: Swan Prince, Nose in a Book, Yaupon Holly, Wisdom, Houjicha

    Fav book: Black Sun, The Naming, The Hob's Bargain, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Gods of Jade & Shadow

    Fandoms: Stardew Valley, Schitt's Creek, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Office, Zelda BOTW

    Fun fact: l create worlds and conlangs.

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    Anisa (she/they)

    Job Title: Swedish Fish

    Fav tea: Green Oolongs

    Fav book: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

    Fandoms: Stargate SG1, Avatar the Last Airbender, Firefly, Vikings

    Fun fact: My favorite animals are sea otters and dogs. They’re both so adorable!

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    Marcus (they/he)

    Job Title: Inhaler of Flowers

    Fav tea: Peachy Dream

    Fav 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.

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    Kayla (she/her)

    Job Title: Resident Cryptid

    Fav tea: Good Witch Bakery, A Giant Woman, Sticky Rice Sheng Pu-Erh,Lapsang Souchong, Genmaicha

    Fav book: The Locked Tomb series and Howl’s Moving Castle

    Fandoms: Indie games, Dragon Age, Legend of Zelda, Elder Scrolls, the Witcher 

    Fun fact: I’m known for annoying D&D DMs with memes and bad puns during moments of drama, and at least one Eurovision song gets stuck in my head. Every. Day. 

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