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.