Tuesday, January 31, 2012

An Interview with Teaman

Teaman's Etsy Shop is one of our favorite places to buy hand blended teas. We have included his tea in several of our club shipments and we will be giving away free samples with every non-club order over $30 placed in February. We asked Tim to tell us a little more about how he got into tea-blending and answer some interview questions:

How and why did you get into tea blending?
I used to blend tea for a company in Canada back in the 90's before moving to the US. More about Tim's past experience can be read on his blog.

Where do you find inspiration for new flavors?
I usually take note of popular beverages that employ new combinations and get my wheels turning as to if this same combination would work with tea.

Describe your favorite tea drinking scenario.
Nothing beats a tall glass of iced Chai Yerba Mate in the heat and sun of a summer day!

1. What is your favorite word?
Exacatactly...fond memories from a local weatherman from the 70's and 80's.
2. What is your least favorite word?
Really....so overused.
3. What turns you on?
I absolutely love hockey and I can't wait to watch games.
4. What turns you off?
Barking dogs drive me nuts. I have two dogs on my own but they rarely bark.
5. What sound do you love?
Frogs in the spring, in fact I can't wait to hear them. Winter is so long...
6. What sound do you hate?
Once again....dogs barking. Headache inducing big dogs barking all day.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Audio/Video sales or car sales. My two hobbies.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
Cleaning animal cages at the zoo....lol
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Hello Tim, your Mom is right here to welcome you.

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