Tea has written memoirs, poetry and the novel Rose of No Man's Land. She is founder and Executive Director of RADAR Productions, a non-profit which oversees monthly readings at the San Francisco Public Library, the Sister Spit international literary performance tours, a poetry contest and the Radar LAB retreat for writers and artists. Tea is Editor at Sister Spit Books, an imprint of City Lights. In 2013 McSweeney's will publish the first in her series of Young Adult fantasy novels, A Mermaid in Chelsea Creek. Tea's hybrid memoir, Black Wave, will be published on Sister Spit Books in 2014.