Essencha was the first tea house I reviewed when I first started this blog back in 2009. Partly this is due to proximity, Essencha is 30 minutes from my front door. Partly it’s because I respect what Tracy was trying to do with her shop.
This year's World Tea Expo is my 3rd trip to this event. I've appreciated the opportunities to learn and meet new people each year. I've made friends and contacts from every corner of the world and every continent save for Antarctica. The events and sights from this first day of the expo are similar to those from the past two years. Full of energy, vibrant colors and effusive scents tantalizing for everyone here. Read more to learn more.
Check out my coverage of both Day 1 and Day 2 of the 2011 World Tea Expo.
Something historic happened last week. Something with such mixed blessings it's difficult to really even interpret it's possible long term ramifications yet. But I'll certainly try. Those of us who really love our Darjeeling teas may already be aware, but most people won't be. Darjeeling is now ruled by the Gorkha.
There have been some really exciting developments in tea over the past couple decades. However, they've mostly been with technology or flavors. Adagio's new "Roots Campaign" plays closer to my heart. This third installment is wonderful!
Last week, I covered my first day at the 2009 World Tea Expo held in Las Vegas. This week you get to hear about the rest of my trip. I won't name names... but I met some really fantastic people at this year's expo...