...or siblings it appears!
For those of you waiting for Kelda's third entry into 'On The Road and Buying Tea' well, so are we!
Given her current movements, broken Thai phone, and intermittent internet access contacting Kel recently has been patchy at best. We've not heard or received anything from her in the last couple of days however, Facebook updates mean we know she's at least still alive!
Will we ever receive a third; a fourth; a fifth update to this blog? At this point who knows!
What I can reveal is that, via the magic of Skype, earlier this week I was able to run an online tasting where Kelda vicariously took me through the best teas she had found in Mae Salong, Thailand. I trust Kelda's ability to judge the quality of a tea, as well as being able to accurately describe its taste. (Obviously I've taught her well!) I can now confirm we have an initial order for 6 varieties of Thai loose leaf tea being shipped back to the UK. We also now have in place the framework that enables us to order more directly from the farmers in the future.
I am delighted that we have now been able to source these amazing new organic teas and look forward to adding them to our online tea shop in the very near future.