2011 Was a Great Year

2011 has been great 2011 for us at Tea Trekker, and it is all because of YOU, our dedicated and enthusiastic tea customers, readers and blog followers. Our customer base tripled in 2011 as has the numbers of readers following Tea Trekkers Blog. This is a statisticians dream, and it makes us giddy just thinking about it.

We wish to THANK YOU all for your business, but most importantly for….. your trust. We love that you send us earnest questions via email and share with us how much you enjoy the tea and teapots that you purchase. And come into our store excited to be there. We hope we never let you down and that our tea always exceeds your expectations and excites your palate.

2012 is shaping up very nicely. Our first new tea of the season is a sampler of a trio of delicious, high-fragrance Baozhongs plucked from the same tea garden last spring. Keep your eyes open for a stellar selection of winter gao shan from Taiwan’s famous mountains later in this month.  Three new 2011 autumnal dan congs have just arrived and a pair of unusual and interesting yan cha, too. All of these teas will have the educational component of ‘comparative tasting’, and all will post up to the website in the next few weeks.

Our tea travels will most likely take us to India, Nepal and China throughout this year, and possibly Taiwan, too. Japan is on the docket for 2013, and hopefully, Korea as well.

It’s the quiet time of year in the majority of tea gardens around the world. Dormant plants are resting, gathering vigor from the earth into their roots. This energy will begin to circulate throughout the plants as bud-break stimulated leaf growth in the spring.

So, until then, we too rest, and drink tea.

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2 thoughts on “2011 Was a Great Year

  1. Mary Lou and Robert,

    Thank you for what both of you do also. What you are deeply passionate about shines in your products and personalities, what you love and what drives your passion comes together in your shop, not only does your work move toward greatness, but so does your unique ability to synthesize the Way of Tea. For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great tea unless it is a meaningful. Perhaps, for me, it is that rare tranquility in enjoying my tea. And for you knowing that you’ve had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that makes a diffrence to another. It is my hope that, you might even gain that deepest of all satisfactions: knowing that your time here on this earth has been well spent, and that it mattered.

    Dennis Peloquin

    If you have one pot
    And can make your tea in it
    That will do quite well.
    How much does he lack himself
    Who must have a lot of things?~ Sen no Rikyu

    • Hi Dennis
      We are humbled and honored by your words. Thank you for being so eloquent. We hope that our tea brings such joy and meaning to all who drink it. Our niche in the tea world is small, but we have managed to find other dedicated tea drinkers like yourself and that makes it all worthwhile. Happy New Year 2012. Mary Lou and Bob.

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