Saturday, October 13, 2012

Samples!

One of the benefits of attending a tea related expo are the numerous tea samples you get to enjoy.  As you walk from booth to booth, you are offered a small cup to taste their specialty tea.  In addition, there are small sample packets that you may take home with you to taste test at a later time.  From CTC (crush-tear-curl processed tea leaves) to liquid matcha, the range of samples is wide. 

The Excellent Tea company offered a folder detailing their quality teas from Africa.  Inside the folder, there was a sample of three tea bags made from tea that is pesticide-free, single-estate, and Fair Trade Certified.  Ajiri Tea is also an African black tea from Kenya.  We'll share more about that company tomorrow.  Aiya tea offered premium Japanese green tea and generously shared three different packets of greens teas: gyokuro, premium sencha, and matcha infused genmaicha. Qtrade Teas & Herbs offered a relaxing herbal blend appropriately named "Post-Tradeshow Calm".

Hmmm, it must be time to brew a mug of tea!

3 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

I like that this tea is organic and free-trade. Thank you for sharing of discoveries from Tea Expo. I look forward to future posts.

Marilyn said...

I do believe I have tried the matcha infused genmaicha and it was quite good. Tea samples are fun to bring home for my sampling after a show. I brought home a couple from the NW Tea Festival.

Angela McRae said...

That is one of the most fun parts of going to any trade show, but especially when TEA is involved!