A day trip in Mao Kong April 2011

Mao-Kong. As strange as it may sound, it is translated Cat-Empty. A famous tea mountain in Taipei city. A city where the land is scarce and expensive like gold. Small to medium sections of tea farms remain and made it a local destination.

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‘Coffee geek’ takes NZ title

congratulations Hide of The Crafted Coffee Company. It’s time to try the new Champion’s coffee!

Teasme Teas are also available in the cafe.

Teasme Tea Shop: Congratulations The Crafted Coffee Company

Teasme Tea Shop: Congratulations The Crafted Coffee Company

Photo and below article are from The Press: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/lifestyle/4900208/Coffee-geek-takes-NZ-title

Christchurch’s Hideyuki Kono has ground his way to the top of New Zealand’s coffee culture.

Kono, who works for the Crafted Coffee Co, was named best barista at the Huhtamaki New Zealand Barista Championship in Wellington on Saturday night. He beat seven other finalists.

“[This] is like the Holy Grail for coffee geeks,” he said. “I’m so happy I finally won.

“As a barista and as someone who loves coffee, it’s like I’m achieving my dream.”

The judges were impressed with Kono’s enthusiasm and original approach to espresso making.

He will now travel to Bogota, Colombia, to represent New Zealand in the World Barista Championship in June.

National championship organiser Emma Markland-Webster said this year’s event was the toughest in more than 10 years.

“New Zealand’s baristas are now highly sought after overseas, but we’re yet to claim a World Barista Championship title.

“This could be the year we take on the world and win.”

Two Wellington baristas filled the remaining podium places on Saturday. Aymon McQuade, of Bell Tea and Coffee, was the runner-up, followed by Nick Clark, of Flight Coffee.

A Squared Soc

A Squard Soc (University of Canterbury Student club)
Great support from Teasme for the University of Canterbury’s clubs day event! Thundering through cups after cups served by professional bubble tea shakers Steven, Alex and Ex-Teaseme superstar worker Gracie. Gathered up a storm of thirsty students with all eyes on Mango green tea. Great sponsorship with more events to come in the future hopefully! Much love to Teasme ♥

Christchurch Earthquake 2011 – Central City

Link from NZstaffVideos:

Christchurch Earthquake 2011 – Central City


Our city looks very different now compared to the day of the earthquake when I left… The aftershocks and the rest has shaken them all down… No footage of Teasme shop on High Street here. It is still under no access red zone cordon, but many of the streets close by.

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