I’m excited that my Sheng Life (.org) stickers came in. That’s fun. Not entirely sure what I’m going to do with all these stickers (other than stick them on everything I own)… but I had fun having them made, so it’s already good enough. When I received them, my first thought was “oh no! I’ve been slacking off on my blog… I need to create content!” Then I remembered that my intent here is not to create a blog (although I do have a new found appreciation for how much effort goes into starting a blog, hats off to you bloggers). The reason this is a blog format is because that is the format that was available for free… and since I don’t really know what I’m doing with this website yet, it didn’t make sense for me to spend money on a format, yet. So blog format it is… but this is a general information page about the tea stuff I like and of course, the fact that I want a cool tea house in my area!
A lot has happened since my last post (in addition to me getting stickers). Adam had the first session of Portal, a tea and art pop-up in Echo Park. I believe this was an amazing step in the direction of bringing a tea community together in LA. Check his page for info on the next event. I visited Tea Habitat for the first time, which was amazing. She has some really good teas, oolongs in particular, and I highly recommend sitting with her for a tasting. She was a lot of fun to sit and drink tea with. Lastly, the Devan Shah Tea Festival in Los Angeles was a couple weeks ago. Some of my favorite vendors were there, and I got to meet some of our local tea people. As much as I enjoyed my trip traveling to tea houses and a festival… local tea stuff is just super cool.
If you want a sticker, please let me know, I will send them out free of charge, at least until I feel like I’ve spent too much on postage… I’m thinking of doing tee shirts next (which would be an excuse to make the Shenglife.org site its own thing) and then maybe, if I can get all the pieces in order, a run of gaiwans. At the moment this is all fantasy, but I am excited at the idea of turning this fantasy into a reality. Please let me know what you think!