Tea dragons do not require play, they require entertainment
April 7, 2019 10:27 AM   Subscribe

The Tea Dragon Society is a short (46 page), cute webcomic created by Katie O'Neill. Set in a friendly world of high fantasy, it tells the story of how Greta, a young blacksmith's apprentice, joins a circle of friends dedicated to art of raising tea dragons.

Her Tumblr blog has plenty more information on the world of tea dragons. There are also downloadable coloring pages, and the most chill deckbuilding game ever.
posted by CrunchyFrog (19 comments total) 47 users marked this as a favorite
Hot older lady monster blacksmith woman, I'm in.
posted by FirstMateKate at 10:44 AM on April 7, 2019 [4 favorites]

this is so gentle and sweet! thanks!
posted by halation at 10:49 AM on April 7, 2019 [2 favorites]

This is my jam!
posted by Wretch729 at 10:57 AM on April 7, 2019

Just finished- that made my heart very very happy. Thank you for sharing this!
posted by FirstMateKate at 11:09 AM on April 7, 2019

YES, I love this!

My sister recommended it to me, because one of my nieces loved the book so much that she was inconsolably upset after reading it that she did not get to live in the world of the book.

Gentle queers + dragons + tea is absolutely everything I want.

I didn't know there was a game and I am buying it immediately.
posted by ITheCosmos at 11:32 AM on April 7, 2019 [5 favorites]

Oh, this is perfect and I love it! Thank you!
posted by kalimac at 11:37 AM on April 7, 2019

This is really cute.

I was imagining a tea dragon as a small companion dragon that also kept a teapot or kettle warm and I still want one of those. It might also be the best backpacking buddy ever.
posted by loquacious at 11:38 AM on April 7, 2019 [6 favorites]

I showed this to dialmformara, and she is loving it. She really wants a tea dragon now.
posted by Canageek at 11:44 AM on April 7, 2019

My almost-six-year-old is a hardcore Tea Dragon Society fan. I got her the Chamomile plush from Oni Press for Christmas and she plays with it all the time - looks like it's out of stock right now but if they ever make more I highly recommend it. It is cuter in person.
posted by potrzebie at 12:09 PM on April 7, 2019 [1 favorite]

potrzebia, the chamomile dragon was my favorite! i love the design, the floppy ears are so cute. Reminded me of toriel from undertale
posted by FirstMateKate at 12:23 PM on April 7, 2019

I love this book, the game is fun, and there is a prequel coming out soon! Plus check out this Katie O'Neill drawing of my cat!
posted by leesh at 1:08 PM on April 7, 2019 [6 favorites]

We happened upon her Aquicorn book and loved it and the illustrations so much I looked up her other books at the library. My daughter and nieces loved all her books and the older niece was trying to draw her own inspired tea dragon creatures. So lovely!
posted by amanda at 1:33 PM on April 7, 2019

This is delightful!
posted by TrishaU at 3:17 PM on April 7, 2019

What a beautiful world.
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 3:55 PM on April 7, 2019

I bought my daughter the book (it was at the Scholastic book fair!) and am so thrilled to learn of more to download and share with her! This is very much her jam. Thank you for this post.
posted by sobell at 8:42 PM on April 7, 2019

This is so lovely.
posted by fever-trees at 9:57 PM on April 7, 2019

I heart this book so hard (note to self: buy two copies--one for me, one for 4 y/o niece) and am thrilled to learn that there is a lovely card game that goes with it. My partner and I prefer either cooperative games or very gently competitive games (like Herbaceous) and I was just saying that we could use another beautiful and peaceful game.
posted by carrioncomfort at 8:06 AM on April 8, 2019

I stumbled across the book at the library and love it, but the kindergartener only liked it and so far is not interested in trying the game. I'll try some gentle re-pushing this summer, I think. Haven't gotten to the Aquicorn book yet, which looks delish.
posted by Quasirandom at 9:14 AM on April 8, 2019

The game is very gentle and cute, best played with low lighting and lots of tea lights.
posted by yueliang at 3:37 PM on April 11, 2019

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