2011 World Tea Expo (Day 3)

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.

2011 World Tea Expo (Preview)

The past two years I’ve made the trek out to Las Vegas for the World Tea Expo. If you’ve not read my coverage, you should check out the 2009 coverage and the 2010 coverage. This year’s expo is June 24th, 25th and 26th. I’ll be in Vegas a little longer to provide some extended coverage.

The event is a huge mishmash of industry awesomeness all in one place. It’s not just tasting teas. The expo has everything from business seminal sessions to special speaker events, new blends and coverage of tea trends.

To my friends in Japan

I wish to express my heartfelt concern for you, your friends and family.

While I understand many of you live and work in parts of Japan far from the epicenter of yesterday’s earthquake, and some are in the US, Europe or other parts of Asia, the devastation and continuing concerns regarding nuclear fallout have us all concerned for the safety and well being of you and your family and friends.

As you continue to wrestle with the short and long lasting impacts from the events of yesterday, know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Chris Giddings

Announcement: Post Schedule Apology

I feel the desire to apologize to you. It’s not apparently recommended for bloggers to feel bad about anything since we provide a free service, often in our spare time… but I don’t feel that’s right.

I haven’t been keeping my post schedule (or really posted at all) for going on three months now. I feel pretty bad about it because I love tea, and everything to do with it. But most of all, I care about all of you who have continued to drop by this site every day in the hops that I’ve provided something new to read.

The past couple months I’ve been either aware I’d be losing my job, or out of work. I’ve been busting my daytime tail trying to get some income to pay my bills, including those for this blog. Thankfully, as of today I have procured a new position.

With this in mind, I still have at least a week before I start the new job and do fully intend to close out a large number of review cycles and post some great new info, tea tours, reviews and pictures for you!

I have trips from New York City, Minneapolis, Orlando, Columbus (Ohio) and perhaps even a trip to Dayton (OH) this upcoming week to post tea tour notes about.

I have dozens and dozens of teas and tisane’s to review and a number of additional projects to uncover in the coming months.

Your Tea-Guy,

Announcement: 20% off Village Tea Co. tea for Tea-Guy Fans!

Village Tea Co. is offering a 20% off their Gentle Organic Lemon Ginger Green Tea to followers of this little Tea-Guy blog. You should go support them!

In order to get the discount, you must enter the following code: vtcteaguy10

This discount was presumably sparked by my review of this tea last week. Apparently I can save you money! Who Knew!

News: Fully Loaded Tea available in stores in Ohio!

I’ve reviewed some of the beautiful sister’s blends earlier this year. Both their Tomato Rebel Black Tea and their Cucumber Mojo White Tea impressed me.

Earlier this month the delicious duo announced the availability of their blends at Bigg’s stores, Jungle Jim’s and the Keller’s IGA locations in the greater Cincinnati area.