@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.
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).
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.