Monji Tea

PLEASE NOTE: The Inspirational Tea Co. no longer offers tea products featuring haiku by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko.

Between 2017 and 2022, the Inspirational Tea Co. incorporated haiku by Vanessa Proctor and myself into gift packs of tea and poetry. These were marketed as Monji Tea products.


The Monji Tea gift packs for New Parents included 10 pyramid teabags containing your choice of either organic English breakfast tea, or peppermint tisane. On the tag of each teabag was one haiku from the book Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents by Vanessa Proctor and myself.

Monji photo new parent combo with book

Monji Tea also offered gift packs for lovers. These packs included haiku by Vanessa and myself on the theme of Love.

Monji photo slider box

Every Monji Tea gift pack featured original artwork by Australian artist, Tatiana Georgieva.