Title: Founder. I help brew chai, work on projects, and come up with useless inventions.
Astrological sign: Pisces
Favorite Tanglewood flavor: Ginger Spiced Chai! Because ginger is life.
Go-to karaoke song: I don’t sing karaoke even though it’s everywhere around me. My excuse is that I’m usually bartending at the karaoke nights at Either/Or, but I love it when other folks sing old country songs.
Current book I’m reading: Just finished, Take What You Need by Idra Novey and am re-reading some Rick Bragg because I find comfort in his stories about food.
Your ultimate comfort food dish and why: Fried Rice! It’s the first dish I learned to cook; it was a staple food growing up. There are so many ways to make it–plus, I just really like rice.
Title: Lots of hats, but mainly operations and sales
Astrological sign: Cancer/Taurus/Taurus
Favorite Tanglewood flavor: Lavender Fog–I am into botany and am a perfumer on the side, so this flavor combination really speaks to me. Plus, I developed the recipe ( :
Go-to karaoke song: “Boot Scootin' Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn. It’s a long story, but it started at Either/Or's Queer Country Karaoke night and has taken on a life of its own.
Current book I’m reading: Doppelganger by Naomi Klein. I've been waiting for this to come out all year. I love Naomi's wit and perspective on issues of modernity that are sometimes hard to name.
Ultimate comfort food: In the winter Ro and I make poached chicken and serve it with kimchi, chicken broth with scallions, cilantro and chili oil. After a hectic week at work it really hits the spot.
Title: Marketing & events, order fulfillment, post production
Astrological sign: Virgo
Favorite Tanglewood flavor: I’m an Earl Grey girl, so Lavender Fog is right up my alley. And I love the balance in the lavender– it's not too floral.
Go-to karaoke song: I love any old school Madonna song. Ever since I was 4, I would play on repeat, “The Virgin Tour” on VHS, holding a microphone, singing and dancing along. Everytime I do a Madonna song, I channel that fearless little girl singing to herself in her bedroom.
Current book I’m reading: I devour every single book by Alice Hoffman, particularly the Owens family books. Reading “Practical Magic” in autumn is a yearly ritual.
Ultimate comfort food: Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies! There's nothing more satisfying and comforting to me than a cookie with crispy edges, chewy insides and gooey chocolate chunks.
Title: I’m a brewer, a ginger boss, and the new shipping and receiving coordinator.
Astrological sign: Scorpio sun/Taurus moon/Capricorn rising
Favorite Tanglewood flavor: Turmeric Thai tea. I find the combo of warming turmeric, floral orange blossom water, and juuuust the right amount of sweet super comforting. I love this drink iced with oat milk, hot added to an afternoon cup of coffee, and have been known to add a splash to my bubble water.
Go-to karaoke song: Black Sabbath–”War Pig”, Waylon and Willie–”Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys”, and anything by Depeche Mode
Current book I’m reading: Recently finished, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie, next up is Severance by Ling Ma.
Ultimate comfort food: Hard one! Food is everything to me and my tastes are broad. If I absolutely had to pick one I would just say POTATO. “Boil ‘em mash ‘em stick ‘em in a stew.”
Favorite Tanglewood flavor: Ginger Spiced Chai!!! I've been a fan since I carried it at my very first barista gig. I love how the ginger is prominent but not overpowering, and the sweetness rounds the spices out so perfectly.
Go to karaoke song: “Dreams” by The Cranberries
Current book I am reading: The Book of Delights by Ross Gay
Ultimate comfort food: Fettuccine Alfredo (or any noodle dish). It was the first meal that I ever learned how to cook and I have been perfecting my technique ever since. Also, who doesn't love noodles smothered in cheese???