Hello from sunny Las Vegas, Nevada! Man alive! This weekend was a complete whirlwind of awesome activity. I reinvigorated relationships with many industry friends from my trip to the World Tea Expo in 2009, and created many new and lasting friendships. I know I'll be coming back again next year.
A huge shout out to these fine folks:
Sara, Katherine and the rest of the Ajiri Tea girls
Ron and Emillie of Kopius Teas
Beth and Newman Johnston of Teas Etc.
Ellen and Zanett and the rest of the Puripan crew
Mr. James Norwood Pratt
Lily and Peter at PeLi Teas
Lindsey Goodwin of Copy & Taste
Elise of Pearl Fine Teas
Cindy Harling at STASH Tea
Kaushika Patel at Catalyst Gourmet
Liam of Na-liko-Tea, Hawaiian Grown Teas
Sam Ritchey with his great hair over at TeaGschwendner
Lawrence Lai of Naivetea
Jeff Howell of Zealong - New Zealand
Anthony and Danny of SunWay Tea
Kim and George Jage of World Tea News
Aaron Kiel of the World Tea Expo Press Group
Chris Cason and John-Paul Lee of Tavalon Tea
Bachan Gyawali of Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Mark Jackson of SAFA Himalaya
Elena Kaverzneva Manager at Tea World / Svay Tea
Glynis and Eric of The Urban Tea Loft in Chandler, AZ
Our family of friends at New Vithanakande Tea Estate, Sri Lanka
GUS of Florapharm Tea keepin' it real for me in MD!
Adam Hansen, fellow Ohioan
Jason Walker of Walker Tea Review
These fantastic friends are some of the finest I have met the past couple years.
The next couple weeks will see a bevy of reviews from me and posts about the World Tea Expo 2010 and this year's happenings.
Until next time,
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