Wish List: NYC

New York City has never been big on my wish list of places to go. I’ve always been sure I’d love it if I got there, but I don’t have the imperative like some people have. It’s a bit like Paris; I’m not that interested in going but if it crops up I might find myself there.

However, I wish I was going to be there this Friday, even though I actually can’t physically do that.

At a place called Harlem Flo, Jo (@AgiftofTea) will be guest speaking at a Cooking with Tea extravaganza.

I’d love to be there to support Jo. Though it’s sold out, so it looks like she has all the support she needs.

Actually, that’s a little disingenuous – I’d like to be there to support Jo AND to run amok.

Firstly I’d make sure that Erik Kennedy (@thetearooms) gets there, because it’s more fun being disruptive if there are others there who might join in. For that matter @AmazonV is reasonably nearby. New York –  look out!

Sadly, it’s not be  – this time.

But the great news we can take from all this – apart from cheering Jo on as she fights the good fight – is that these events ARE happening. Awareness is growing, and tea seems to be taking the US by storm.

So not just NYC, but that whole country is definitely creeping up my ‘to-do’ list.

In many ways, the US is the most encouraging market of all. @Peter of Tea Trade remarked the other day about it being easier to get a coffee drinker onto loose-leaf tea than a -hurrghh- tea-bag drinker, and as I continue to ponder, prod and puzzle over that nugget, I keep seeing the US as the idea study subject to prove that.

I’ll continue to ponder. Oh, and good luck, Jo.


7 thoughts on “Wish List: NYC

  1. Totally distracted. You did your job well. Wish you could be there as well and bring along all the teatra.ders that would be a hoot. Believe me you will be there via the internet and I will let you know how it goes in a forthcoming blog.
    Thanks, as always. for your support.
    By the way I decided not to spy today!

  2. Lovely post Robert and I agree with your sentiments about @jopj . Hang on, are you feeling alright? This is all rather unlike you, it’s far too sweet. Except for the little “amok” part. And the whole disruptive thing.
    As an intro I thought I should just mention to new readers, that Jo, who is @jopj on here has two wonderful Tea Trade blogs: http://scandaloustea.teatra.de/ and http://conversationswithtea.teatra.de/. She has written a beautiful childrens’ book for tea which can be found here: http://www.agiftoftea.com/

  3. I too wish I could come, Jo, but I will certainly be darkening your city’s doorstep next month. And @The_Devotea NYC must get onto your travel list. I was not always as enamored w/NY but now it frequents my daydreams. I miss it so. And besides, that would put me just 4 hours away. Doesn’t that make it worth it? Good luck Friday Jo!

    1. Ha ha, hilourias Robert. Oh, wait maybe that was the wrong thing to say. A tragedy of course, what’s wrong with these people? Still, it’s not often that something so awful, makes me giggle. Of course one of the most memorable lines, a classic so to speak was: teatra.de , possibly the world?s most influential site of its kind. It is with pleasure I note that you Robert are now Tea Tra.de’s Chief Australian Blogger with added Distinction. Take note world: The Devotea is coming! And he doesn’t take: No loose leaf for an answer.Brilliant stuff,J.PS: Here’s a view of Hahndorf Main Street by Cimexus on Flickr:

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