Watching the Fire Emblem fanart community grow and share their successes is among one of my favorite things about being part of this fandom. I’ve seen creators come up with great ideas, such as magazines, planners, pins and key-chains, and sharing their hard work has been a joy of mine for my many years here on the SF team. That said, I’ve recently come across another one of those ‘special projects’ that is sure to pique the interest of my fellow tea connoisseurs, with a endeavor that I had never even considered.
This is the Fire Emblem Tea Houses project, which unlike other projects I’ve been following, is hard to describe simply. FE Tea Houses (check out their web site) is a project featuring a variety of super high quality art productions centered around the Fire Emblem Three Houses release, but with the added twist of not only being themed around the casual indulgent lifestyle of Garreg Mach’s denizens, but themed around the tea socialization within the game’s support and socialization system.
All four coasters are ceramic, with a cork backing
What’s more, is that this project not only features the assortment of incredible art in a collective physical book (and matching PDFs) and other great additions like acrylic charms and bookmarks, but also, many teatime based items, such as tea towels, coasters, spoons, a cookie stamp and a tea tin!
Organized by several very talented creators of the Fire Emblem Tea Houses project, such as Saerinn, Kotaline, Ramyeon, Soojin, Kyousa, Keru and Piki, (All links here are to each individual’s Twitter) the project itself is a charity project, with proceeds going to the Tea Leaf Trust, who empower and deliver accessible education to young people living on tea estates surrounding the Maskeliya area of Central Province, Sri Lanka.
This is definitely a passion project, brimming from all sides with appreciation for the franchise. Preorders are open until January 24 (so, for just over a month from today), and are expected to ship between April and May of 2021. The FE Tea Houses team has also come up with a couple of stretch goals for additional items, with notably, a neat treat to be offered up at 500 orders (of which, they’re a little over halfway there at the moment of this post). If you don’t know if you can support it through a purchase, definitely share it with your friends through social media, so that it can get the attention that it truly deserves.