The production plants take a week off around the 4th of July; we call it our summer shut down. At that time we do any major work in the facility or on equipment and get things ready for our upcoming year. Everything kind of slows down at this time of the year, sales are slow, people are taking vacation, and year end numbers are being reviewed. The first week back from a shut down is always a concern on how well production will start back up. Once you are in a routine things happen almost automatically and once you get out of a routine it can take some time to get back into the groove. This year all of the plants came back from the shut down and we hit that groove early. That is a good indication that our people, equipment and processes are getting better defined and more reliable. In a process you are always trying to optimize the repeatability and take variation out. We may not be totally there but it does give a good indication we are moving in the right direction.
The idea of tea arriving at my door step through a subscription service has always been exciting. Recently I had something almost more exciting come to my door….a chocolate subscription box! Similar to a tea subscription, this box arrived with a selection of chocolate bars from makers all over the world to discover. I was gifted a Kekao Boxand it blew me away! My box consisted of 5 premium specialty crafted dark chocolate bars and I immediately had to steep some teas and get pairing. Chocolate and tea pairings allow you to experience more flavours from both. For best results, using both high quality tea and high quality chocolate is recommended. Luckily, that was all I found in the Kekao monthly chocolate box.
Index of Lectures, Workshops, and Events – Grouped by Interest * Indicates LiveStream Sessions Special Events Opening Ceremony: A Cup of Tea In Friendship Opening Night Cocktail Reception Taste The World In a Cup – Passport & Gift Afternoon Tea Buffet with Lorna Reeves, Tea Time Magazine Breakfast With the … Continue reading