Monday, December 28, 2009

Tea Goals for 2010

I'm back! After a much needed break in order to finish up my fall semester of college and spend time with family and friends over the holidays... I am back to updating this blog with reviews and other tid bits as often as I can. To keep me on track, I created a list of goals that I would like to achieve during the next year.

These are a list of my TeaGoals for 2010... in no particular order:

Learn more about and try Pu Erh - I have heard a lot about Pu Erh from other TeaFriends, but I haven't been able to purchase and try my first Pu Erh. I need to learn more about the process of how it is made, first, and then see which cake would be a proper introduction.

Learn more about teaware - I would like to dig deeper, beyond the ceramics and such, to discover the history of the types of teaware, their uses, their origins, etc.

Finish my tea MS Access file - I wanted to learn more about the processing of each tea, but the more teas I learned, the more I kept getting them mixed up. Thus, I created an MS Access file that documents how certain teas are processed according to the vendor who sells them. Plus, I have added details about the vendors in there, as well. However, this file is barely started. I hope to complete it and pass along the information to my fellow members of the ATB.

Stay updated - With work, school, and social life keeping me incredibly busy these past couple of months, I feel like I have almost lost touch with this blog and some of my on-line tea buddies. I am trying to come up with an efficient way to stay updated with tea blogs (including my own), organizations, forums, and news once school starts again in the spring (thankfully this is my last semester).

So, with that said, I hope you all have a safe and happy New Year! Bring on 2010!