So... there are over 1500 registered users here, and only ~200 that are regularly active.

Kinda curious about those inactive accounts, and whether the people using them still want them.

@phildini I was inactive for over a year and then came back, for what it's worth

@Kitts that's pretty good to know, actually. What brought you back? What do you wish was different?

@phildini 1. A good friend joined mastodon and he's not open to any other online communication, 2. Had to switch my twitter to professional use 3. Just kind of missed the vibe. I still miss the early shop days a bit, when everyone talked about their tea, but it's still a nice friendly space to hang out, and those are so rare on the internet these days.

@DialMforMara @Kitts @phildini I've been getting more into tea as I try to move away from a pot coffee a day... Any recommendations?

@kreg @Kitts @phildini I have an overwhelming number of recommendations.

If you want something that tastes like coffee, English Breakfast or yerba mate. For caffeine, black teas. For flavor, I like oolong best, but there are also lots of interesting flavored blends (current favorites are a lavender black tea and a maple cream oolong). For decaf, green or white tea or a massive array of herbal infusions (if you’ve got an Asian grocery near you, I recommend dried chrysanthemum blossoms).

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@DialMforMara @Kitts @phildini awesome, thanks! I think next will be to try some oolong's. Also there a few good Asian markets so I'll look for the chrysanthemums.

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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.