The Tea Dragon Society
The Tea Dragon Society, book 1
by K. O’Neill
Finding a lost tea dragon in the marketplace leads Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, to learn about the dying art of tea dragon care.
Greta is a young girl training to become a blacksmith, but her world expands a bit when she happens across a tea dragon in need of some help. Discovering the dragon leads her to discover a small tea shop run by Hesekiel and Erik, who practice the dying art of tea dragon care. Greta learns from them about the harvesting and production of their teas, and also befriends Minette along the way. It’s a sweet, peaceful story illustrated with beautiful art.
A lot of the time when we think of dragons we think of enormous magical, powerful beings that fly and breath fire and hoard gold and all that. These dragons are small enough to scoop up in your arms and their power lies in their ability to produce a certain type of tea. They’re small, adorable, and generally sweet. They require gentle care and when they’re bonded with someone they allow them to harvest whatever variety of tea they produce on their cute little heads. I still love the giant mythical dragons I’m more familiar with, but I definitely wouldn’t complain if one of these little guys wandered into my yard and wanted to stay.
I adored this story and the art. The characters are lovely, the story is sweet, and I’d definitely recommend this if you just want a cozy little break with some tea.