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On Track with the Kung Fu Tea Ceremony

Have you participated in a Gongfu tea ceremony? I visited Taiwan (Republic of China) in 1992 and paid a visit to JT & Tea, Inc. (ABC Tea brand). I was introduced to this company by Otto Wigardt. He had written several books on tea, and he had a “literary collection about tea and the history of […]

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tea party ceremony

Theo Tea Room is Opening its Doors on Mars

The blog post title is a wordplay on the agricultural guardian and the god of war, Mars. It is also the name of the third month (March), in Swedish (mars). My plan is to launch Theo Tea Room during next month. The owner of Socrates Theme, Dan Nickerson, sent me an email on February 2. […]

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Tea gardens in Nilgiri, India

The Tea Amateur is Becoming an Author(ity)…

I have been tinkering and playing around with the idea of becoming an tea expert someday in the future, but I don’t have any immediate plans of writing the ultimate tea “bible”, or take tea certification courses. With that said, I think my forthcoming tea book series (“octalogy“) and the conversations in the upcoming forum, […]

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How to Set a Target Price for a Novelty Book

I am moving forward with the proofreading of my first book on (black) tea, so I have to start thinking a bit more about the marketing side of this self-publishing journey. I recently got lectured (in a positive way) by one of the owners of Indiska Thé & Kaffe Magasinet (The Indian Tea & Coffee […]

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The Mastermind Group will Not Fizzle Out

My journey as a social media evangelist, a tea enthusiast, and a writer of an octalogy, will not fizzle out… I am grateful for the constructive feedback, encouragement and support from my fellow Mastermind members: Mark Mimoza Tom I value this addition to the Fizzle’s membership very much. Have you participated in a Mastermind group?

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Afternoon Tea with a Twist

Do you have a favorite place for having afternoon tea? I have participated in several afternoon tea events arranged by Lorie and Anneli. During these gatherings, you mingle, take a walk, learn English, and enjoy tea together with a light meal of sandwiches, scones, cakes, pastries, etc. Check out this video on Afternoon Tea presented […]

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Tea Taster and Tuesday Tech

As an amateur tea taster, I am developing my black tea blend, T53, together with the tea experts and owners of the tea and coffee shop, Indiska Thé & Kaffe Magasinet. One part of the blend is tea from Sri Lanka. In the past, I used Ceylon Pekoe tea. Later on, due to lack of […]

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First Proof and Good Copy

I have now received the first proof from my book editor, Charlotte Stengafvel, Creative Support. She has integrated my text material together with John Cox’s illustrations in a neat way. You will find a professional looking photo of yours truly, on the back of the book cover. Carl-Henrik Trapp of Elite Studio managed to make […]

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Finishing the First Book on Tea

I have been struggling with my first book on tea for several years, as you could read in a post from 2013, on the old blog, TeaFTWbook.com. But the different hardships during these years will not stop me. I am even calling myself a writer nowadays! 😉 As I am getting closer to finish the […]

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Thank-You Note

I want to send out a virtual thank-you note to some individuals who have an important role in the process of cultivating my first forthcoming book on (black) tea. As I am in the middle of compiling text material and illustrations of the book, it is a bit of a challenge to remember everyone that […]

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