Niu Gu: Tealet After Hours (World Tea Expo 2016)

World Tea Expo

DAY ONE: Tealet After Hours

This year I have decided to take an alternative approach to my coverage of World Tea Expo.  I’d like to take my reader to the event.  See what I saw and experience what I experienced.  It was brought to my attention that I may be a bit of a social media maven.  Hundreds of pictures and videos later it seemed only appropriate to share those.  Especially due to my proclivity to all things visual.  As they say you should always play to your strengths so I did just that.

Matcha

*Freshly ground matcha

Enjoy this short video of my experience at the Niu-Gu Restaurant.  Here we were served many delicious courses that paired perfectly with each tea presented.  As a special treat we were given the opportunity to sample one tea grown in different regions both north and south for the explicit reason of identifying the difference between the two.  A blind taste test as it were.  That was a fun time for sure. Lastly we were treated to a matcha grinding demonstration in the most traditional of fashion.  What a beautiful process.  We were able to sample the before and after.  Some might know that I truly enjoy eating certain teas and the tencha here was no exception.  Let’s just say I didn’t just have seconds, more like five samples.  The ground matcha was then prepared, served, and drunk with gusto amongst the entire table.  Tonight I shared my table with none other than James Norwood Pratt, his lovely wife, Naomi Rosen of Joys Teaspoon, Geoffrey Norman of Steep Stories, and two new friends Leo Nima, and Sara both I truly enjoyed sharing diner, tea, and conversation.  To complete the evening Julia Arrasmith-Matson of Bingley Teas joined us for a little matcha and conversation. Good times.

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*From Left: Rachel Rachel Carter of iHeartTeas, Julia Arrasmith-Matson of Bingley Teas, and Naomi Rosen of Joys Teaspoon

By the way…Matcha Tres Leche Cake.  Handmade. Delicious. Thanks, for sharing your love and passion with all of Elyse!

Matcha Tres Leche

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Hi, my name is Rachana Rachel Carter.I am a long time tea addict, foodie, and wine enthusiast. Along with all my passions at the core I am a huge health and fitness advocate.Plus a bit of a geek and as crafty as can be.
When I am not running after the kids, managing the household, and homeschooling my oldest I enjoy blogging about my passions and how it applies to my life.

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iheartteas

Hi, my name is Rachana Rachel Carter. I am a long time tea addict, foodie, and wine enthusiast. Along with all my passions at the core I am a huge health and fitness advocate. Plus a bit of a geek and as crafty as can be. When I am not running after the kids, managing the household, and homeschooling my oldest I enjoy blogging about my passions and how it applies to my life. Thank you for reading!

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6 Responses

  1. Okay, super jealous of this. Your intro vid is perfect. And your photos. And your content.

    Dammit, this is just great.

  2. Profile photo of Xavier Xavier says:

    Great video and I can’t wait to see more of Las Vegas.

  3. Wow, Rachel, what great photos and slideshow. I have shared it with credit to your handles and blog. Thank you for being a part of this event, we are really happy to hear you enjoyed!

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