China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

March 23, 2019 Part 2 of West Lake Park in Hangzhou, China More pictures of West Lake. The rest of my trip was relatively quiet, except I really enjoyed my shower at the Hilton at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, it was a godsend. Who knew $7.42 was so worth it. I had...
China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

March 20, 2019 The last day in Yibin was filled with exploring the place we had the 1st Confederation of International Tea Smallholders (CITS) Meeting. The place had a greenhouse and tea gardens.  We took a tour and were entertained until the meeting. The meeting...
China Trip March 14- 28, 2019

China Trip March 14- 28, 2019

The afternoon and evening of March 18, 2019. After lunch, we were shuttled to Mingwei Tea Factory to witness the Shouting Ceremony and visit Mingwei Tea Fields, Museum and Tea Factory. You can watch the videos, but understand I am definitely not a professional...
Trip to China March 14-28, 2019

Trip to China March 14-28, 2019

March 18, 2019 We were shuttled to the Specialty Tea Exhibition in Yibin for the Opening Ceremony for the 3rd Annual International Tea Conference.  This is the start ok, well March 17th night was more like the start of the business side of the conference. The...
Trip to China March 14 – 28, 2019

Trip to China March 14 – 28, 2019

Tea Tasting Ceremony at the Yangtze River Park After a good night’s rest on March 17, 2019, woke up and ate a lovely breakfast. After breakfast, we were shuttled to a Tea Tasting Ceremony at the Yangtze River Park in Yibin near the site where two rivers form the...