We had the BEST tour guide, our wonderful cousin Stacy who lives in Las Vegas. We had the pleasure of going to dinner with her on Friday night and she even showed us around Vegas. We really enjoyed seeing her!
Here are a few pictures from our trip...
James Norwood Pratt is the author of Tea Dictionary. The newly completed and now definitive Tea Dictionary includes all principal kinds of tea grown in the world, with a timeline of tea history, maps, and striking photography, principally by Yoon Hee Kim. He was really nice and autographed our book and let my parents get their picture made with him.
Pic 1-Bruce & Shelley Richardson owners of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas
Pic 2 - Ben Richardson (Bruce & Shelley's son) and Lois Quilligan also with Elmwood Inn Fine Teas
My parents had the pleasure of meeting them in March when they went to a class they offered - Tea 101. Not only did they gain a lot of knowledge about tea, but developed new friendships along the way. It was good to see familiar faces in Las Vegas.
Mike Johnson with Indie Tea. He and his wife Carolyn own Indie Tea in Las Vegas and have the most amazing smelling lotions, soaps, rubs and teas. It was great to meet them and talk with them a few times during our trip.
Pic 1- Chris with Teas Etc
Pic 2- Chris, Newman and Monique Teas Etc - They were great! We really learned a lot from them and tasted some fabulous tea!
Xing Tea He was so nice and and really funny! He gave us each a sample can and let us pick from his 14 flavors. Greean Tea with mango was my favorite!
More pics to come tomorrow!!