Author Archives: Guisepi

11 Years of Free Tea – Athens, GA

Every New Years Eve, I celebrate the first cups of free tea I accidentally started serving on Hollywood Blvd. in January of 2006 (read more here). As I was serving tea in downtown Athens, GA this New Years Eve, I … Continue reading

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Thankful in Floyd, VA

Every now and then I stumble into a place that I know no one, but get absorbed rather quickly. What I find in there is more community, more sharing, and more genuine human connections than I could hope for. Most … Continue reading

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Autumn Update – Tour Through the South – Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

Wow, what a busy summer! Ally, Edna, and I spent most of it (and part of Fall) working on Front Street Grocer in Thomas, WV. Throughout it all, we were able to have a little time for self, serving tea, … Continue reading

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Front Street Grocers – Thomas, WV

  I warned y’all recently that I was going to start posting more having to do with the other kinds of sharing we practice as we travel. Although serving free tea is one of the main ways I like to … Continue reading

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Democratic National Convention – Philadelphia, PA

Whew! This past week was a wild ride! Ally and I decided to bring Edna Lu the Free Tea Bus to the DNC both for personal reasons, as well as to make sure people stayed hydrated and cool, while performing … Continue reading

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Summer Update – Thomas, WV

Well folks, summer is here, and so are some changes! I’m writing to let you know to expect a few changes in some of the things you see here on freeteaparty.org, as well as on social media. The biggest change … Continue reading

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Transmission Mission – Mooresville, NC (NASCAR Country)

Wow, I am stunned… About 2 weeks ago, as we were driving from Asheville to Hot Springs, NC Edna’s transmission gave out. She wouldn’t move forward nor backward… nothing. We were on the side of the road all day, at … Continue reading

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Mother Earth News Fair and More! – Asheville, NC

About 5 years ago Mother Earth News wrote an online article about the Free Tea Bus entitled “Free Tea Parties Build Strong Communities.” It was well received and I was happy to have caught the eyes of such a publication. … Continue reading

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Spring Update 2016 – Efland, NC

Ah, with the new growth of spring comes another year of Edna and my 2+ Year North American Tour. Eight years ago today, I purchased Edna, knowing she would be built out into a mobile free teahouse, and eventually travel … Continue reading

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10 Years of Free Tea – Durham, NC

10 years ago, I was lonely. I was living in my pickup truck and working 50-60+ hours a week in front of a computer as a video editor in Hollywood. When we finished the rough cut of the documentary, my … Continue reading

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