TEA NEWS: The Premio Dardos Awards


I would like to thank Kayleigh at KittyLovesTea for her nomination for the Premio Dardos Awards – bloggers. Kayleigh has a detailed description of the award, so please visit her blog for more information. And while you are there, take some time to check out her excellent tea blog!

Writing my blog over the past two-and-a-half years has been exciting, and I hope I’ve provided my readers with interesting articles and reviews. I love the network I’ve created with tea lovers all over the world through my blog, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The Premio Dardos Awards asks that I nominate another blogger for the award. It also asks that I tell three things about myself.

My nomination is:

Mehmet Emin Akyuz, who runs the blog Chapedia. His blog is full of great tea reviews and articles about other tea-related topics. Mehmet also has a wonderful Instagram feed. Mehmet is based in Istanbul, Turkey, and his family grows tea in Rize Province of the country.

Three things about myself:

1 – I completed three degrees in human/culture geography (BSc – Northwest Missouri State University; MA – University of Kansas; PhD – Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada). I have an interest in the way people tell stories about places, and how places are the most pivotal point/aspect in story telling. For my PhD thesis I spent two summers interviewing aboriginal people on a reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada.

2 – While growing up I split my time living on a wheat farm in southwest Kansas and in a small town in eastern Wyoming, not far from the Rocky Mountains. These are some of the most isolated places in the US, but I feel very lucky to have grown up in such small, tight-knit communities.

3 – I love travel and food, and when I decide to visit a place, I spend about as much time researching the food as what to see. Saying what country has the best food would be impossible, but I feel very fortunate to be living in Europe and having so many wonderful food cultures within a short plane ride!


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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