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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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Editor’s Note

I use the title, editor, now and then, as a whimsical way of describing the many hats (or baseball caps) I am wearing as a solopreneur. I have used the “title” during my 15+ years as blogger, when I wanted to update a post, or make a statement from a third person view, sort of… […]

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Crowdfunding Update

I have updated the crowdfunding page with the following note by the editor of the campaign, i.e., yours truly: [Editor’s note on December 28, 2017: The first book on (black) tea is planned to be published around the Lunar New Year of the (Brown) Earth Dog, in 2018. For more information about the book and […]

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