Hanging out with my fellow tea bloggers is always something that I look forward to. These are some of my favorite people and I often find my face is sore from laughing so much. My famously funny fiancé joined me as my speaker's guest so I think that effect was amplified. Somehow I neglected to get a picture of the Tea Bloggers Round Table but this year's gathering was excellent. Thankfully Effie of International Tea Review was kind enough to lend me hers.
|Tea Blogger Round Table - photo courtesy of Effie Gidakos, International Tea Review|
|There's no one else that I'd rather share a matcha donut breakfast with!|
|Rajiv Lochan of Lochan Tea/ITCC|
I was determined to get books signed by some of my favorite authors because I wasn't able to do so in years past. It was difficult lugging a stack of books across the country but I think it's safe to say, mission accomplished!
|James Norwood Pratt|
I made more new friends this year than I could possibly list. As a general rule, tea folks are pretty awesome so that wasn't much of a surprise. Everyone was incredibly friendly and supportive, especially after I gave my social media seminar. People stopped me all over the show floor to offer encouraging feedback.
Sometimes I get the idea in my head that I won't attend next year's expo but then I realize how sad I would be to miss out on all of this. It might be hard to swing with the wedding planning but we'll find a way to make it happen.