Before I introduce myself, let me warn you that I am technologically challenged. I actually tried to start this blog on blog.com but was unable to get any photos to upload despite following the instructions. I am not having much luck over here on blogger.com either: I keep getting error messages that my photos are too large. Please bear with me! Yes, I know that's a cup of coffee in the current layout, but I had no luck uploading my tea photos.
Hello! My name is Amanda and my company is The Tea Mistress, LLC. I am certified as a Tea Master by the American Tea Masters Association and I've been in business since 2013 selling specialty teas, teaware, tiny teapot jewelry, and doing talks, tastings, tea and food pairings, lectures and tea parties. I recently organized the first annual Lone Star Iced Tea Festival held in Houston, Texas on August 9, 2015. I am the organizer of two tea meetup groups, Tea and Conversation with Friends (DFW) and Tea and Conversation with Friends (Houston area).
I have so much tea in my kitchen that I have not even tried yet, and I thought maybe a blog would motivate me to taste and evaluate the teas. I'm also going to review tea-related businesses (restaurants, cafes, tea rooms, tea shops, festivals and fairs) that I visit alone or with my meetup groups, and maybe post some articles too. We'll see where this leads!
I'll be reviewing some teas I sell, some teas that I've purchased as a customer, some teas I've received as gifts, and sample teas I've received at World Tea Expo or local tea festivals. I will disclose the origin of the teas in each review.
Oh...I'm on Facebook and Twitter too. I have an Instagram account, but haven't done much with it yet. That's on the to-do list as well.