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Join Greta and Minette once more for the heartwarming conclusion of the award-winning Tea Dragon series! Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng's care, Greta still can't chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she question Join Greta and Minette once more for the heartwarming conclusion of the award-winning Tea Dragon series! Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng's care, Greta still can't chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she questions the true meaning of crafting, and the true meaning of caring for someone in grief. Meanwhile, Minette receives a surprise package from the monastery where she was once training to be a prophetess. Thrown into confusion about her path in life, the shy and reserved Minette finds that the more she opens her heart to others, the more clearly she can see what was always inside. Told with the same care and charm as the previous installments of the Tea Dragon series, The Tea Dragon Tapestry welcomes old friends and new into a heartfelt story of purpose, love, and growth.


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Join Greta and Minette once more for the heartwarming conclusion of the award-winning Tea Dragon series! Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng's care, Greta still can't chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she question Join Greta and Minette once more for the heartwarming conclusion of the award-winning Tea Dragon series! Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng's care, Greta still can't chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she questions the true meaning of crafting, and the true meaning of caring for someone in grief. Meanwhile, Minette receives a surprise package from the monastery where she was once training to be a prophetess. Thrown into confusion about her path in life, the shy and reserved Minette finds that the more she opens her heart to others, the more clearly she can see what was always inside. Told with the same care and charm as the previous installments of the Tea Dragon series, The Tea Dragon Tapestry welcomes old friends and new into a heartfelt story of purpose, love, and growth.

30 review for The Tea Dragon Tapestry

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    ARC provided by Oni Press in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Tea Dragon Society ★★★★★ 2.) The Tea Dragon Festival ★★★★★ *.) Aquicorn Cove ★★★★ ”You feel like you’ve lost your path. It’s natural to be sad… it’s alright to let those feelings wash over you, and give them time to soak into the earth. That’s when things start to grow again.” This entire series is just so special to me, and this newest installment is probably my favorite thing by Katie O’Neill to date. The Tea Dragon Tapestry t ARC provided by Oni Press in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Tea Dragon Society ★★★★★ 2.) The Tea Dragon Festival ★★★★★ *.) Aquicorn Cove ★★★★ ”You feel like you’ve lost your path. It’s natural to be sad… it’s alright to let those feelings wash over you, and give them time to soak into the earth. That’s when things start to grow again.” This entire series is just so special to me, and this newest installment is probably my favorite thing by Katie O’Neill to date. The Tea Dragon Tapestry truly feels like a love letter to remember loving yourself through all your phases. I think something we just don’t really talk about enough as readers and reviewers is that sometimes we truly read a book at the most perfect moment in our lives, almost like it was destiny for us to choose this particular story at this particular moment, and that was very much me with The Tea Dragon Tapestry.I honestly don’t think I can put into words how much this story means to me at this time in my life, but I suppose I should give it a try still. ”The sadness, the loss, the hurt, as well as the joy, the love, the friendship – it is all part of you tapestry.” This is a series about a small little village, where some of the community members have tea dragons! Tea dragons are little dragons that sprout little tealeaves when they are being well taken care of. And even though tea dragons are very rare, we get to fall a little bit more and more in love with their caretakers each installment! This is also one of the most inclusionary graphic novels, which has some of the most beautiful diversity. This story has sapphic characters, gay characters, characters of all different skin colors, disability representation, nonbinary/genderfluid representation, and one of the most beautiful found families of all time. Like always with my graphic novel reviews, I’m going to try to do little breakdowns of each chapter so I can come back and recap when needed! I’m going to try to keep this relatively spoiler free because this beautiful volume isn’t out yet but use caution still if you’d like to go into this one not knowing anything! ➽ Chapter One: Brick is the cutest little coal sprite in the whole wide world. My heart's quadrants still belong to Ginseng & Greta and Chamomile and Minette! Hesekiel and Erik and their tea dragons and little tea house mean everything to me too. And in this chapter, we get to see how tea dragons have an extremely strong bond with their caregivers! ➽ Chapter Two: Minette starts to have magical dreams (that are drawn… so breathtakingly beautifully, oh my word, I’m still rendered absolutely speechless) and Greta is going to try for a blacksmithing apprenticeship! ➽ Chapter Three: A lot happens in this chapter, but this is where the graphic novel starts to talk about our life’s purpose, and how sometimes our lives do not go the way we thought they would (even if extremely planned and laid out for us), but that is okay. We all experience phases where we question things, even ourselves, but we are never alone with that experience. Also, being nostalgic is very human (and dragon) things, that we all love to feel, but we shouldn’t compare the happiness of the past to the sadness we could be possibly experience in the present. ”It sounds strange, but I feel homesick for the person I used to be…” ➽ Chapter Four: We get to see Rinn and Aedhan from The Tea Dragon Festival again and my heart felt like it had wings of it’s own! And how sometimes all our senses work together to remind us of happy or sad things and times. ”Taste has a strong association with memory” ➽ Chapter Five: This was my favorite chapter, and I kind of just wept while reading it. Life can be so hard, and so sad, and so unexpected, and so all of these things at the very same time, but you just have to remember that it will get better, it can get better, and that this is only part of where you are at in life right now. One of the most beautiful things about life is that it is a full journey, where we will change, and people will change, and that’s okay, an that can be beautiful, but we have to keep changing and keep growing and keep living. ”…Little one, you are the person you are meant to be” ➽ Chapter Six: And even if your journey might be a little unexpected, be happy that it is your journey. I truly know I sound like a bit of a self-help reviewer right now, but this chapter is just so beautiful, and hopefully, and left me so very excited to see where the rest of my journey will take me, no matter how many sad days are left and coming, because there will always be even more happy ones along the way, too. ”…Remember, that you are already whole.” ➽ Epilogue: This epilogue was so good because it shows you the history on tea dragons! And Hesekiel is too kind to us to show us these secrets and stories of the tea dragons. And to remind us that all our stories are so very important and worthy to be told. And it’s also important to go on your own path and make many more new stories to keep on telling your loved ones who make you feel safe. ”Everything that happens is part of your wholeness” The Tea Dragon Series is just a gift to the whole world. It feels like a comforting hug from my very own family and friends who are too far away to give me one. Again, this series just means a lot to me, and if you’re looking for a little light in a world that feels easy to be dark, then I really just recommend this installment with my whole heart and soul. Words and stories really have healing power, and this one truly made me feel so much lighter. And I promise, you are right where you are supposed to be too, friends. Blog | Instagram | Youtube | Ko-fi | Spotify | Twitch Buddy read with Maëlys! ❤

  2. 4 out of 5

    Zoë

    e-ARC provided by Oni Press in exchange for an honest review It's common knowledge amongst my friends, family, and many people who watch my videos that I'm more than a little in love with the Tea Dragon series. Katie O'Neill's art style is my absolute favorite of all time. I love the dreamy, cozy atmosphere and the soothing color palette. I love the wholesome characters and, most of all, the tea dragons. (I even bought myself a Chamomile plushie because I am a responsible adult who wants to prete e-ARC provided by Oni Press in exchange for an honest review It's common knowledge amongst my friends, family, and many people who watch my videos that I'm more than a little in love with the Tea Dragon series. Katie O'Neill's art style is my absolute favorite of all time. I love the dreamy, cozy atmosphere and the soothing color palette. I love the wholesome characters and, most of all, the tea dragons. (I even bought myself a Chamomile plushie because I am a responsible adult who wants to pretend she lives in a fictional world.) All of these wonderful qualities are present in The Tea Dragon Tapestry, the conclusion to the series. It's like living inside of an autumnal paradise. The one thing that was lacking, unfortunately, was the plot. These graphic novels aren't plot-heavy to begin with. They are a lovely, meandering walk through a central theme. In this conclusion's case, that theme is growing from loss and finding a new purpose, which I loved. However, especially as this was a conclusion, I didn't feel like everything was explored enough. We get glimpses into characters' struggle with finding a purpose and ultimately get an epilogue with how everything pans out - but we don't get much of the internal journey. I wasn't satisfied. This is a middle grade graphic novel, and I'm nitpicking! I do ultimately 100% recommend this entire series.

  3. 5 out of 5

    C.G. Drews

    I sincerely hope this series has at least ninety-one books because I need them all so desperately my heart aches. I loved this. It is so true and beautiful, heartfelt and kind. This one also felt sadder than the others and dealt with themes of change and loss, but in such a gentle and uplifting way. I felt it in my soul when the characters talked about losing motivation and passion for things that made them. How do you be you, when you have changed? It's a huge topic and yet this graphic novel c I sincerely hope this series has at least ninety-one books because I need them all so desperately my heart aches. I loved this. It is so true and beautiful, heartfelt and kind. This one also felt sadder than the others and dealt with themes of change and loss, but in such a gentle and uplifting way. I felt it in my soul when the characters talked about losing motivation and passion for things that made them. How do you be you, when you have changed? It's a huge topic and yet this graphic novel completely wrapped it in a warm hug and talked about it with such love. As someone who has changed a lot and lived with sadness, I just felt seen and heard. 🥺 I love this graphic novel. The art style is so whimsical and the colour palette is just gorgeous. Every panel had me pausing just to soak in the details, the cute and wry expressions. And there's so much emotion! From the sad little tea dragon still grieving to Minette's anxiety over not knowing who she is to Greta feeling so hard for everyone but learning to be there for them, not have to fix them. Not only that it's full of POC and queer and disabled characters who love each other so deeply. It's such a gorgeous, gorgeous story. I can't love it enough.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    As always, Katie O'Neill's art is absolutely unmatched. It is so cute and atmospheric and I would hang every single panel up in my house if I could. That being said, the plot of this one didn't do a ton for me? It definitely wasn't bad in the slightest, but it just wasn't especially memorable. As always, Katie O'Neill's art is absolutely unmatched. It is so cute and atmospheric and I would hang every single panel up in my house if I could. That being said, the plot of this one didn't do a ton for me? It definitely wasn't bad in the slightest, but it just wasn't especially memorable.

  5. 5 out of 5

    April (Aprilius Maximus)

    "Everything that happens is part of your wholeness. The sadness, the loss, the hurt, as well as the joy, the love, the friendship--it is all part of your tapestry." representation: queer relationships and characters, characters of colour, disability rep (character who uses a wheelchair), different body shapes/types. [trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers] ★★★★★ An absolutely stunning conclusion to my favourite graphic novel series of all time. As per "Everything that happens is part of your wholeness. The sadness, the loss, the hurt, as well as the joy, the love, the friendship--it is all part of your tapestry." representation: queer relationships and characters, characters of colour, disability rep (character who uses a wheelchair), different body shapes/types. [trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers] ★★★★★ An absolutely stunning conclusion to my favourite graphic novel series of all time. As per usual, it features absolutely breathtaking illustrations with gorgeous colour choices and has such beautiful messages interwoven throughout the story. These are stories I will revisit and cherish forever <3 trigger warnings: grief. Thank you to much to NetGalley & Oni Press for the review copy!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Reading_ Tamishly

    Possible re-read soon. 💟

  7. 5 out of 5

    destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]

    As always, this was incredibly sweet and lovely and soft. I love the tea dragons so much and this cast of characters is delightful and wonderfully diverse. I have to admit that this was my least favorite in the series by a small margin, maybe because I felt like it held so little world-building and development — and the fact that it seemed to involve much less dialogue than the previous installments. That said, it's still a really precious read and a satisfying conclusion to an incredibly lovabl As always, this was incredibly sweet and lovely and soft. I love the tea dragons so much and this cast of characters is delightful and wonderfully diverse. I have to admit that this was my least favorite in the series by a small margin, maybe because I felt like it held so little world-building and development — and the fact that it seemed to involve much less dialogue than the previous installments. That said, it's still a really precious read and a satisfying conclusion to an incredibly lovable series. Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this review copy in exchange for an honest review!

  8. 5 out of 5

    aly ☆彡

    “... But sad people aren't objects to fix. Give them space and show them you'll still love them whenever they are ready to be loved.” What another charming work by Kay O'Neill! Everything from the illustrations to the plot are beatific and delightful. I truly enjoy the friendship and family dynamic, assimilating a heartfelt story of love and growth. This book has been nothing but such a comfort through tough times. I'm so glad to stumble upon the series and will definitely recommend “... But sad people aren't objects to fix. Give them space and show them you'll still love them whenever they are ready to be loved.” What another charming work by Kay O'Neill! Everything from the illustrations to the plot are beatific and delightful. I truly enjoy the friendship and family dynamic, assimilating a heartfelt story of love and growth. This book has been nothing but such a comfort through tough times. I'm so glad to stumble upon the series and will definitely recommend this to everyone <3

  9. 5 out of 5

    Maëlys

    ☆ 5 / 5 ☆ my review for The Tea Dragon Society (Book 1) my review for The Tea Dragon Festival (Book 2) ...remember, that you are already whole. This was truly perfect. For one, the art has gotten even better if that’s possible. The colour work truly enhances every scene and Katie O’Neill knows how to create moods and atmospheres so beautifully. Every colour is so rich and every panel truly draws you into the story. I’d love nothing more but to jump into this world and be a part of it. “It sou ☆ 5 / 5 ☆ my review for The Tea Dragon Society (Book 1) my review for The Tea Dragon Festival (Book 2) ...remember, that you are already whole. This was truly perfect. For one, the art has gotten even better if that’s possible. The colour work truly enhances every scene and Katie O’Neill knows how to create moods and atmospheres so beautifully. Every colour is so rich and every panel truly draws you into the story. I’d love nothing more but to jump into this world and be a part of it. “It sounds strange, but I feel homesick for the person I used to be…” This instalment revolved a lot around finding your place, figuring yourself out and loving yourself at every stage of this journey. It is about accepting that everything that has happened to you is a part of you. I also loved the conversations revolving around losing passion for your craft and something you used to love so deeply and ending up feeling the pressure of creating for the sake of it. For me, this patchwork from different characters culminated in Greta’s storyline. She shows real love and dedication not only into becoming a competent blacksmith but also in the way she cares for Ginseng, she wants to do work she can be proud of and find her way through that. Speaking of, every tea dragon must be protected at all costs but seeing Ginseng’s grief just truly broke my heart. “You feel like you’ve lost your path. It’s natural to be sad. It’s alright to let those feelings wash over you, and give them time to soak into the earth. That’s when things start to grow again.” Through all of this the message of this story still stays sweet and hopeful. One can find their way through their grief, either for a loved one, their passion or the person they used to be, and learn to love new things or go back to something they gave up on. On the journey of finding your path and who you are, every step is important and you might even find a place or meet people you can call home. I love all of these characters so much (I have to admit I do have a soft spot for a certain coal sprite) and all their dynamics are so pure and supportive and wholesome. The dialogue was beautiful and I found it so very quotable and impactful, you don’t need that many lines when you pick your words so well. Once again with this series the story manages to deliver thoughtful messages and make it all feel like a cup of tea and a warm hug, I just want to live in these pages forever! Youtube ☆ Twitter Buddy read with Melanie ♡ ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All quotes are taken from an arc and aren’t final. Please refer to a finished copy.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Drew's ambitious reading

    This book was such a quick and fun read for me I read this one in one sitting! Love Katie's books and fall in love with each one of them. Hopefully there's more in this series but I'm not sure if there will be? 5/5 STARS!!!(: This book was such a quick and fun read for me I read this one in one sitting! Love Katie's books and fall in love with each one of them. Hopefully there's more in this series but I'm not sure if there will be? 5/5 STARS!!!(:

  11. 4 out of 5

    aarya

    Oh, my heart. It’s still tender because it swelled up by three sizes while reading this adorable and beautifully illustrated comic. Queer found family, mischievous tea dragons, being a supportive caretaker and friend for someone grappling with grief... my heart’s swelling again. The art is truly lovely, and I wish I could share some panels that made my jaw drop in awe. I need to hunt down the first two installments of this series. Disclaimer: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher in exchange Oh, my heart. It’s still tender because it swelled up by three sizes while reading this adorable and beautifully illustrated comic. Queer found family, mischievous tea dragons, being a supportive caretaker and friend for someone grappling with grief... my heart’s swelling again. The art is truly lovely, and I wish I could share some panels that made my jaw drop in awe. I need to hunt down the first two installments of this series. Disclaimer: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dave Schaafsma

    I am grateful to NetGalley, Oni Press, and Katie O’Neill for the opportunity to read this book, the third in the Tea Dragon series, which I review thankfully, without prejudice. The Tea Dragon Society was the winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Publication for kids 9-12! Yay, Katie O'Neill! It was followed by The Tea Dragon Festival. Entitled The Tea Dragon Tapestry, this third volume that appears to conclude a trilogy maintains the tone and warmth of the original and deepens the reach of the I am grateful to NetGalley, Oni Press, and Katie O’Neill for the opportunity to read this book, the third in the Tea Dragon series, which I review thankfully, without prejudice. The Tea Dragon Society was the winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Publication for kids 9-12! Yay, Katie O'Neill! It was followed by The Tea Dragon Festival. Entitled The Tea Dragon Tapestry, this third volume that appears to conclude a trilogy maintains the tone and warmth of the original and deepens the reach of the project. I guess you could say it both focuses on the making of a tapestry and is also a tapestry of the rich world it creates. The heart of this volume is the addition to and recognition of grief and loss as important parts of one’s personal tapestry. Both Tea Dragon Ginseng and Minette experience grief and loss in this volume, and this is part of life and growth, of course,. Minette seems to have lost her sense of purpose; but with the help of a visit from ner Ancestor, she completes a tapestry that she began working on when she lived in the monastery where she practiced ritual arts. Greta is testing to be an artisan apprentice. She makes a bowl for sad Ginseng, to communicate her love and support for this tea dragon. "Everything that happens is part of your wholeness. The sadness, the loss, the hurt, as well as the joy, the love, the friendship--it is all part of your tapestry." (As someone who has just lost a sister in this past week, I can attest to the importance of working through grief and loss in one’s life as ultimately enriching).. On the surface, adorable would seem to be the central purpose of this fantasy world, since all the colors of the digital art, all the designs, and all the characters, are warm and cute with an appeal to pet-owners and friendships and playing nice with others everywhere. Under the surface of adorableness, ia deeper purpose is warmth and compassion and goodness. There’s a certain nostalgia or “old world” commitment in it, too: We have blacksmiths (and apprentices), we have a nearby monastery, and we drink a lot of tea! Discipline and order matter. Spirituality matters. Traditions, and our relationship to nature, matter. They gather wild rosemary! This is a world that values beauty and slowness, leisure, and love and friendship.. Diversity also matters. We have inter-species relationships, a range of colors/ethnicities, sizes, folks in wheelchairs, deaf folks. And then we also have kids with antlers and extra (animal) ears! We have tea dragons named Chamomile and Ginseng and Jasmine and many more.. An appendix explains tea dragon biology and culture and so on. A lovely sweet fantasy world from Katie O’Neill. It's less about story than atmopshee and tone and attitude, and that is just fine. We get to know the characters and feel warmly toward them.

  13. 5 out of 5

    ~Jo~

    This was a beautiful final installment of the series, and I'm quite sad the journey is over. I believe that this particular story is all about finding yourself and accepting who you are, which I think is not only a wonderful, but important message to shine through one's story. The artwork is captivating, as always, and I love how O'Neill is able to create such a wonderful atmosphere through her work. I'm so glad I stumbled across this series, as it has been a good, solid pick-me-up. This was a beautiful final installment of the series, and I'm quite sad the journey is over. I believe that this particular story is all about finding yourself and accepting who you are, which I think is not only a wonderful, but important message to shine through one's story. The artwork is captivating, as always, and I love how O'Neill is able to create such a wonderful atmosphere through her work. I'm so glad I stumbled across this series, as it has been a good, solid pick-me-up.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Silvia

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. This was just as lovely and wholesome as the previous ones 💕 While it dealt with heavier topics than the last two books, it did so in a very uplifting (and not patronizing) way. This whole series is the perfect example of something written for kids that is also perfect for all adults but especially queer ones who didn't get to read this type of story with a queer found fa I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. This was just as lovely and wholesome as the previous ones 💕 While it dealt with heavier topics than the last two books, it did so in a very uplifting (and not patronizing) way. This whole series is the perfect example of something written for kids that is also perfect for all adults but especially queer ones who didn't get to read this type of story with a queer found family when they were growing up. I highly recommend everyone to read all three of these books and to also buy them for the kids in their lives.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Avani ✨

    LOVED THE CONCEPT I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

  16. 4 out of 5

    menna

    "If you do not make something your heart us completely happy with, you will never be able to accept the result, whether it is success or failure." This book made me tear up at 3 in the morning,, what more can i ask for?? i mean literal footage of me reading this book would show me being the exact equivalent of this emoji (🥺) Everytime i read a Katie O'Neill book i say "that's it!!!!!! that's the cutest book she's ever written!!!!" and then she releases another one and proves me wrong. Both the "If you do not make something your heart us completely happy with, you will never be able to accept the result, whether it is success or failure." This book made me tear up at 3 in the morning,, what more can i ask for?? i mean literal footage of me reading this book would show me being the exact equivalent of this emoji (🥺) Everytime i read a Katie O'Neill book i say "that's it!!!!!! that's the cutest book she's ever written!!!!" and then she releases another one and proves me wrong. Both the art and the story are so cute and wholesome it makes my heart reach ten times it's normal size!! but it also dealt with heavy topics such as grief and feeling like one lost themselves and i loved it showing things like that. it's also one of the most inclusive graphic novels i've ever read we truly love to see it! "I know it's hard, because you're a kind girl and want to help everyone. But sad people aren't objects to fix. Give them space and show them you'll still love them whenever they are ready to be loved." Out of a three volumes i think this might be my favorite?? i just love it so so much and it means so much to me and i just want to go cry because it's over. thanks to netgalley for approving me for the arc!!!!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Julia Sapphire

    I was provided with this e-ARC by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. "The Tea Dragon Tapestry" was such a wonderful installment in this series. The first book "The Tea Dragon Society" blew me away with beautiful art, loveable characters, and a great story. This graphic novel was no exception and I am so glad that I got approved for this ARC as it is one of my most anticipated reads for the year. Overall I would highly recommend starting this series! I was provided with this e-ARC by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. "The Tea Dragon Tapestry" was such a wonderful installment in this series. The first book "The Tea Dragon Society" blew me away with beautiful art, loveable characters, and a great story. This graphic novel was no exception and I am so glad that I got approved for this ARC as it is one of my most anticipated reads for the year. Overall I would highly recommend starting this series!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It was so good to be back with these characters in this final chapter of this lovely graphic novel series. I loved how both Minette and Greta had their own storyline and things to solve and I'm happy with the conclusion this series has got. Also, tea dragons are still the cutest creatures ever! Katie O'Neill never disappoints when it comes to drawings, they're breathtaking and the colours she uses The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It was so good to be back with these characters in this final chapter of this lovely graphic novel series. I loved how both Minette and Greta had their own storyline and things to solve and I'm happy with the conclusion this series has got. Also, tea dragons are still the cutest creatures ever! Katie O'Neill never disappoints when it comes to drawings, they're breathtaking and the colours she uses are so delicate and enchanting. I totally recommend reading this!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cande

    Tea Dragon is such a beautiful series, following charming characters and these wonderful Tea Dragon creatures. Katie O'Neill's art is my favorite, it's aesthetically pleasing, soft, and colorful. I have enjoyed all the installments and I'm sad to see this story end. The Tea Dragon Tapestry reunites old and new characters: Greta, Minette, Rinn and Aedhan, it was great to see everyone once again. This one may be my favorite for its tender and thoughtful exploration of grief, care and love. Greta is Tea Dragon is such a beautiful series, following charming characters and these wonderful Tea Dragon creatures. Katie O'Neill's art is my favorite, it's aesthetically pleasing, soft, and colorful. I have enjoyed all the installments and I'm sad to see this story end. The Tea Dragon Tapestry reunites old and new characters: Greta, Minette, Rinn and Aedhan, it was great to see everyone once again. This one may be my favorite for its tender and thoughtful exploration of grief, care and love. Greta is trying to take care of her new tea dragon, Ginseng, but doesn't know how to help with the pain. Minette, meanwhile, is coming to terms with her dreams and herself. An emotional story that doesn't shy away from conflicted feelings and ending in a perfect tone of hope and warmth. It's just lovely and I adore it so much. Both a story about caring for others and also taking care of oneself. This world is magical, it feels so lived in and all the small details of the world-building are just a pleasure to read about. Community and found family is a big part of this series, one of my favorite tropes.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rachel (Kalanadi)

    Oh, Ginseng! My heart! 💕

  21. 5 out of 5

    B | crumbledpages

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CC1N2MiAo... Thank you so much Netgalley and Oni Press for the review copy! This book was amazing! Just as amazing as the first one! I loved Min and Greta and all the tea dragons so much. My heart broke every time I saw Ginseng being sad, which means that I grew so attached to the characters. This story is beautiful and magical, and I loved every bit of it. The artwork is absolutely fantastic! https://www.instagram.com/p/CC1N2MiAo... Thank you so much Netgalley and Oni Press for the review copy! This book was amazing! Just as amazing as the first one! I loved Min and Greta and all the tea dragons so much. My heart broke every time I saw Ginseng being sad, which means that I grew so attached to the characters. This story is beautiful and magical, and I loved every bit of it. The artwork is absolutely fantastic!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)

    So so cute! Love the art soooo much 🥰

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sheena

    Absolutely LOVE the illustrations. Such beautiful colors. Heart warming, adorable, and precious. I think this may be my favorite one of the series. Thank you so much for this arc to the publisher and netgalley!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Anniek

    "Everything that happens is part of your wholeness. The sadness, the loss, the hurt, as well as the joy, the love, the friendship -- it is all part of your tapestry." I've had to do a lot of self care this week, so getting approved for one of my most anticipated graphic novels of the year was absolutely perfect timing. These graphic novels are beyond comforting; they feel like such a safe space, and the art is so stunning and adorable and soothing. You know the feeling of lowering yourself into a "Everything that happens is part of your wholeness. The sadness, the loss, the hurt, as well as the joy, the love, the friendship -- it is all part of your tapestry." I've had to do a lot of self care this week, so getting approved for one of my most anticipated graphic novels of the year was absolutely perfect timing. These graphic novels are beyond comforting; they feel like such a safe space, and the art is so stunning and adorable and soothing. You know the feeling of lowering yourself into a warm bath and feeling all your muscles relax? That's honestly how it feels to read Katie O'Neill's books. It was just wonderful meeting all of these characters again. Greta is trying to become a blacksmith apprentice, Minette is trying to come to terms with her past and figuring out what her future will bring. And Hesekiel and Erik have me soft as always. This was a truly beautiful ending to this series. P.S.: I need a chamomile tea dragon in my life so badly. Have you seen the plushies in Oni Press's webshop? They're to die for!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sara L.

    YESSS! Another beautiful miraculous story. I love this so much. As some might already know, I love this series and the author/artist. They are so talented and this series is so amazing. It brings me calm and peace of mind everytime I read it. It's so elegantly designed and developed. I love each message behind the story and shear strength, will and, determination of all these characters. I love how the author puts in so much work in this series and makes it look effortless. WITH NO DEFECTS. Thei YESSS! Another beautiful miraculous story. I love this so much. As some might already know, I love this series and the author/artist. They are so talented and this series is so amazing. It brings me calm and peace of mind everytime I read it. It's so elegantly designed and developed. I love each message behind the story and shear strength, will and, determination of all these characters. I love how the author puts in so much work in this series and makes it look effortless. WITH NO DEFECTS. Their was so much representation and love. So much work done that makes this book unique. I'm so happy to be back in such a peaceful world where I can escape. I totally recommend this series because WOW. Please read this, I'm having a happy and cuteness overload right now.

  26. 5 out of 5

    jules ☆ミ

    Thank you Netgalley and Oni Press for the ARC. A lovely conclusion to a very wholesome series. It was as cute as diverse and as beautiful as the others. I feel the story wasn't as interesting, so it lacked on that part and it felt a bit less intriguing, but I'd still say it's a decent conclusion. Definitely would like to reread it as finished product because the format of the arc didn't give it justice. It was very hard to read it with having just the art and then the dialogue wasn't as clear as Thank you Netgalley and Oni Press for the ARC. A lovely conclusion to a very wholesome series. It was as cute as diverse and as beautiful as the others. I feel the story wasn't as interesting, so it lacked on that part and it felt a bit less intriguing, but I'd still say it's a decent conclusion. Definitely would like to reread it as finished product because the format of the arc didn't give it justice. It was very hard to read it with having just the art and then the dialogue wasn't as clear as I woud've liked it to be.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Swati

    I started off with The Tea Dragon Festival, part 2 of the adorable Tea Dragon series last year. Here, I review The Tea Dragon Tapestry, the final book in the series. You can start anywhere and still enjoy them. How can you not adore a book about little tea dragons that grow tea leaves on themselves? This book focuses on Greta, a blacksmith-in-training, who has been taking care of the little tea dragon, Ginseng, for a year. Her friend Minette works in Hesekiel’s store. Erik now stays with Hesekiel I started off with The Tea Dragon Festival, part 2 of the adorable Tea Dragon series last year. Here, I review The Tea Dragon Tapestry, the final book in the series. You can start anywhere and still enjoy them. How can you not adore a book about little tea dragons that grow tea leaves on themselves? This book focuses on Greta, a blacksmith-in-training, who has been taking care of the little tea dragon, Ginseng, for a year. Her friend Minette works in Hesekiel’s store. Erik now stays with Hesekiel and is a budding vegetable farmer. One day, an old friend and renowned blacksmith Kleitos lands up at Hesekiel’s looking for an apprentice. He highly recommends Greta, but she needs to impress Kleitos by making something spectacular before he chooses her. Will she manage it? In my review for Part 2, I had described it as one of those ‘books that just seem to wrap their arms around you in a warm, soul-enriching embrace.’ I have exactly the same thing to say for this one as well. The Tea Dragon Tapestry immediately transports you to a little rural community where kindness, healing, and gentleness are a way of life. There is also sheer diversity in representation through the characters – gay, disabled, many ethnicities, etc. Each of them has so much love and sagacity to offer in their own way. “You feel like you’ve lost your path. It’s natural to be sad. It’s alright to let those feelings wash over you, and give them to soak into the earth. That’s when things start to grow again,” Erik consoles Minette. The story is also about finding purpose. Erik finds meaning in his new life with Hesekiel and in farming. Kleitos begins to understand that passion sometimes “becomes quiet and tired, and needs time to rest.” Greta wants Ginseng to be happy and feels that she “will never be a good enough caretaker to make her happy.” Katie O’Neill’s illustrations are scintillating, melding the fantastic with the real effortlessly to create an ideal and harmonious world. I cannot love this book enough. Or recommend it enough. Gift it to yourself. I leave you with my favourite quote from the book - Everything that happens is part of your wholeness. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    Pleasing, if a bit too gentle and mild. I'm not a fan of dream sequences, but they are used here about as well as they can be. This claims to be a conclusion but there seems to be plenty of room for further exploration of these characters and their world. Pleasing, if a bit too gentle and mild. I'm not a fan of dream sequences, but they are used here about as well as they can be. This claims to be a conclusion but there seems to be plenty of room for further exploration of these characters and their world.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Briar's Reviews

    The Tea Dragon Tapestry is a lovely book by Katie O'Neill. They say don't judge a book by it's cover, but I totally did! The cover is absolutely stunning and drew all of my attention in when I saw it. Of course, then I read the description and found out more about the book, but that cover is attention grabbing! I love it! Bright oranges, reds and pinks all make for a really nice colour scheme. I also adore the cute, little dragons inside at the beginning of the book. So adorable! This is a great g The Tea Dragon Tapestry is a lovely book by Katie O'Neill. They say don't judge a book by it's cover, but I totally did! The cover is absolutely stunning and drew all of my attention in when I saw it. Of course, then I read the description and found out more about the book, but that cover is attention grabbing! I love it! Bright oranges, reds and pinks all make for a really nice colour scheme. I also adore the cute, little dragons inside at the beginning of the book. So adorable! This is a great graphic novel for middle graders, YA fans and adults alike. It's a fun, fantastical read that will whisk you away to a magical land with dragons. I do wish I had read the previous two books in the series before grabbing this one, but it didn't affect my reading enjoyment too much. It more just made me super curious about the series, if anything. Overall, the Tea Dragons are adorable and magical and everything I want in a graphic novel! It was feel good, heart warming and a fun ride. Selfishly, I kind of hope there is a television adaptation because I'd love to watch these adorable guys too. Four out of five stars. Thank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kaya

    MY FAVORITE GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES EVER. I’m screaming.

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