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 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!

 Upcoming Events:

  • A woman in a witch hat sips tea.

    Friday (she/her/ella)

    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.

    Blends by Friday 
  • A smiling man in a black shirt stands in the woods.

    Greg (he/him)

    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!

    Blends by Greg 
  • A smiling human in a forest with long brown wavy hair and a red cardigan.

    Narah (she/they/fae)

    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.

    Blends by Narah 
  • A red-bearded human bends over backward in the woods.

    Marcus (they/he)

    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.

  • A blue-haired goth human in a black leather jacket smiles at the camera.

    Anisa (she/they)

    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)!

    Blends by Anisa 
  • Kayla (she/her)

    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

  • Mori (they/he)

    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!

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