I have been home all week with a sick boy, but I just wanted put in a quick note about the green tea tour. It ended last week and everyone is home safely. Here is what the participants had to say. If you follow the links below you can read their daily blogs while they were in the trip. (To read Alexis’s blog you pretty much have to be from Denmark, but Andy’s blog is in English)
“Kim & I got back from China this morning from what can only be described as the most memorable experience ever. Zhuping made the trip very special with her wonderful personality, her knowledge of tea, the country side and all her tea friends. No one could have done it better and I am sure she must be exhausted.” — Alexis and Kim Kaae, Simply Tea (Spring Tour 2009)
“The Spring Tea Tour with Zhuping of Seven Cups was one of the most significant events of my life. After the second day and visiting the mother bush for Anji Bai Cha we exclaimed we could stop right there and feel our expectations were far exceeded. We would have short changed ourselves. Every day exceeded the marvels, mystery and magic of the previous day! It is said that Zhuping is a force of nature, and that she is, but she is also much more. Zhuping is a tireless, extremely generous and patient Chinese cultural resource of fascinating insights, including the art, history, healing traditions and spiritual practices of the people of her native country. I will be forever grateful and forever reaping the rewards of that trip, the people met and the insights into the tea itself. We also laughed a lot every day, all day long. We ate fantastic food every meal, were hosted and toasted by tea dignitaries at almost every meal and offered return toasts. Zhuping is a part of the world wide family of tea people; it was deeply gratifying to meet other members of her tea family. I am now one of the tea family. I recommend you get to know your tea family with Zhuping.” — Andy Laub, Farmers Market Tea Company (Spring Tour 2009)
via Seven Cups 2009 Tea Tours To China | Seven Cups Fine Chinese Teas.