When ever possible, I have been gathering information and links on the subject of tea for a blog currently under development, of which my good friend Monica, of twenty-nine years is aware of. So if Monica comes across something interesting, she has passed it along to me for consideration. This time, she learns from a friend about an artist who paints with tea and that he is displaying his work at a tea convention in Las Vegas. Obviously both peaked my interests, especially the tea convention. So I would like to pass along to all those who participate or follow in Kimmie’s ‘Tea on Tuesday’, or just enjoy tea trivia, what I have learned.
This coming June 11 through the 13th, World Tea Expo invites top vendors, potential buyers and others related to tea industry to the annual Tea Expo held in Las Vegas. The main objective of the event is to gather tea professionals, R&D executives, merchandisers, scientists, and entrepreneurs into a single arena. This year the even is being held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, but in 2011 it will be the Sands Convention Center. During my web research, I also discovered that in December 2010 the Macau Tea Expo will be held at the Guanggzhou, China.
As I now drink exclusively tea, I have discovered that sales of tea products since 2008 are expected to increase by $3 billion at the end of 2010 in the United States alone and that about half of all American households have ready-made tea products in their home. All of this is good news, especially for those who drink green, white, or herbal tea for their health.
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Though most of this month has passed, did you know that it is National Poetry Month? Back in 1996 the American Academy of Poets established the concept in the hope to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture. With the success of Black History Month (February) and Women's History Month (March), the Academy in conjunction with poets, booksellers, librarians, and teachers, chose April as the best time to turn our attention to poetry. Finally
in two days from now it is the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day
and though change has begun, we are far from the end.
Today we are still facing global warming, pollution,
species endangered of extinction and more; it is
therefore imperative that we make further
change in our habits and our life style.
More over our government needs
to take charge, setting an
example for other
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