tea plantation in Sri Lanka

Note to Self

I want to write a short note as the editor of this site. I have now finished Seth Godin’s book, This Is Marketing, and then I read the extra material, I saw that I wrote “neophytes,” instead “neophiliacs.” As a (rational) egoist, I have some issues with the way Seth Godin is talking about selfishness […]

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Marshall Point Lighthouse at sunset

Tea Light(house) for Neophytes

May I (and Theo) be your lighthouse to the fascinating world of tea? (Talking about lights, do you use tea-lights for warming your teapot?) I am listening to Seth Godin’s latest book, This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See. (If you want to support my blogging, writing, and other types of content […]

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Outdoor-adventure concept: red mug on a lake

When the Chips are Down

How do you feel when the chips are down? I am listening to the song, Under Pressure, trying to see the opportunities and finding solutions regarding my situation. I am glad that I have sold / bartered / distributed about two-thirds of the first (local) printing of my first book on tea. Circa 30 copies […]

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How To Speak to a Gothenburgian, a Gotlander, and a Globetrotter

How do I communicate with tea amateurs (“lovers of things“) drinkers, enthusiasts, and experts? I have been contemplating on this issue for a bit, and it triggered me to start a new podcast, The Perfect Cuppa – Tea Sketches, and to do a shout-out to fellow authors, podcasters, and tea drinkers: This solo episode is […]

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The Perfect Cuppa – Tea Sketches Podcast

I will soon launch my new podcast, The Perfect Cuppa – Tea Sketches. Stay tuned! 😉   Visa det här inlägget på Instagram   Good things in life: 🥐 🥨 Croissant pretzel style. Toasted it and then added crunchy peanut 🥜 butter. Yellow 🏷 Label black ☕️ tea, with a splash of 🥛milk. Prep. for […]

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Detail of different textures and materials at a rock garden in Kyoto, Japan.

The Tea Reference to Charles Grey

Do you want to have a word with Charles Grey regarding the black tea blend with bergamot oil? Would you say hooray to a lip balm with a scent of Italian Bergamot oranges? A comment on a greeting, made a storm in my teacup. When is a Good Generic Time of the Day to You, […]

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Yerba mate

How Ya Goin (Yerba) Mate?

For the record: I am feeling a bit down (under), after the big book fair in Gothenburg, Sweden. I will continue with my long-range plan to publish seven books on tea, and one book (the eighth book) on alternatives to tea, e.g., yerba mate.   Visa det här inlägget på Instagram   Have you heard about […]

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Hands holding a fresh tea leaves on the tea plantation, Sri Lanka

Where could You Grow Tea?

After I visited Sweden’s second tea plantation, I have been trying to figuring out where is the optimal place for growing tea. Kristine Yngfors has started her own tea brand, Greta’s Tea, and she has planted 30 tea plants in Gränna. She is mentioning Jane Pettigrew‘s book, Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea: Discovering Producing Regions and their […]

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Woman plucking tea in India stamp

Sikkim Black Tea First Out on Open Thread Monday

I am celebrating my new career path as an author, by reflecting on how I can create educational, entertaining, and engaging content on a regular basis. I have a goal to publish three (3) posts per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Weekend) on. I start out the week with an open thread question: What’s in Your […]

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The Symbolic Price is Right on the Money

Have you watched the television game show, The Price Is Right? I have set the price in a symbolic way, as  a play on words (read: numbers), and a commemoration on what happened in 1773 (December 16). I am glad to read that at least one backer and reader, understands the true value of my […]

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