One year of teaxplorer

Today is the one-year anniversary of my blog. First off, I would like to thank my lovely wife, whose great encouragement got me to start blogging. She kept telling me that I should showcase my passion and knowledge of tea. I sat on the idea for many months before taking my first photos of tea and typing up my first reviews. I would also like to thank all my blog visitors. When I started last year, I had no idea what to expect about my readership, and over the past year, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to have visitors from 70 countries. My blog, along with my Twitter account (@teaxplorer), have been invaluable tools to network with tea lovers and vendors all over the world.

I also did not know how I would go about reviewing teas (e.g. what to review, how would I fund purchases, etc). Not long after my first blog posts, vendor requests to review teas have steadily come in, and there has not been a week that I have not had a new tea to try. I have had review requests from tea vendors in the UK, Canada, the US, Japan, Germany and Taiwan. I am very grateful to all these vendors for keeping me busy, and I’ve loved tasting their teas.

Once again, thanks for visiting my blog! I’ve had great fun this past year, and I hope to continue on my journey to taste and review the best teas available.

Happy drinking,

teaxplorer

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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