Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

This comes up every once in a while. I had a really nice lady who said she visited England and insisted it was High Tea, not Afternoon Tea. All I can say is that she must have gone to am American tourist spot or somewhere where they were tired of correcting Americans...
What a non-China post?

What a non-China post?

Yes, other things have happened in my life since the China trip and at the business too! Within the last month, I have been blending up a storm for the cooler weather that is happening whether I want to happen or not.  For my business, I love the cooler weather,...
Big in China……

Big in China……

Well, a friend of Kyle’s sent him a video about the Chinese tea industry. Guess who is in this video? You are correct. It has Kyle, Ellainy,  Louise, Gabe, and me around the 58-second mark. A few of us from the USA tea delegation who went to China in March of...
China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

March 23, 2019 Part 2 of West Lake Park in Hangzhou, China More pictures of West Lake. The rest of my trip was relatively quiet, except I really enjoyed my shower at the Hilton at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, it was a godsend. Who knew $7.42 was so worth it. I had...
China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

March 23, 2019 Late afternoon and early evening. West Lake is truly a magical place. You really need to see it if you can. The photos are not in order, just random. The pictures do not do the place justice and want to go back someday to explore much more of it. This...
China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

March 23, 2019, continued Not sure why I am taking 4 weeks to discuss one day. I had tons of pictures in the beginning too.   The Houtu tea factory, museum, and tasting room were gorgeous to see. The first two pictures are us walking into Houtu. The pillar...
China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

March 23, 2019 In the morning we traveled towards Hangzhou and had lunch at a delish restaurant that was right next to the Houtu tea factory, museum, and tasting room. We did a tour of the factory and it was very nice to see. The head of the Houtu factories was nice...
China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

March 22, 2019 We were busy in the meetings all day. We were going to go to another tea farm, but it got canceled so we were deciding if we should go to Shanghai. We were about to go there, but the owner of the Houtu graciously decided to host about 2 dozen people and...
China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

March  21, 2019 Well, this was a busy day.  I mentioned the morning last week and this week I will do the afternoon and evening.  We went to the 2019 Zhejiang Longjing Tea Stir Fixation Competition.  It was really nice to see. We were lucky because...
Trip to China March 14 – 28, 2019

Trip to China March 14 – 28, 2019

March  21, 2019 After eating breakfast we took shuttles to Houtu Tea Factory in Shengzhou.  They showed us the factory, gave us a talk, set up a mid-day snack, and a tour of there tea museum.  It was a pretty rainy morning, so it was nice that we were...