Tea 101: Series Introduction

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

 

Hello fellow tea lovers,

If you're reading this, welcome to the journey: finally and officially! Our blog is up and running and I cannot wait to share with you what I know, and invite you into an exploration of what I'm learning. (On that note: your voice—as a member of the ethical tea tribe— is highly prized! Please feel invited to contribute questions/comments to the mix as we journey together, tea-sipping travellers.)

To give you a bit of an idea where we are headed, posts in the Tea 101 Series are designed to inform you of the Origination, Foundation, Evolution, Tradition, Circulation and Revolution of tea. These topics might not mean much to you now, but as we unpack each one you'll understand tea in it's entirety. From history, to genetic makeup, to growth and harvest, to the cultures and ceremonies surrounding tea, and finally to the global supply chain. The purpose of this series is to cultivate an appreciation for the drink you love, and learn how to make a significant impact both globally and locally with your purchasing dollar.

So thanks for strapping in folks, I look forward to putting on some miles together! I am so grateful to have you along on this journey, and am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on each of the topics we dive into.

Much love and a matcha grin, 

Vanessa