What were you doing 1 year ago?

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It's our birthday on 1 March 2012, so we're celebrating with a little competition for our customers and readers - what were you doing last year?

Just leave a comment below telling us what you were doing a year ago, and we'll enter you for the competition to win a gorgeous glass teapot and two of your favourite teas - we'll announce the winner on the 8th March 2012.

Almost exactly a year ago we had just sold our first bag of tea - it was a 250g bag of Jasmine Pearls, and the lucky customer was an old friend, Peter. Since then we've had some great moments - sending our first teas to France, Poland, Norway, Australia, USA and Canada, getting our first tea review, getting tea-drunk too many times to mention, and observing the tea harvest at one of Wuyi Shan's oldest tea farms, to name a few - but what we really want to know is: What were you doing a year ago?

Comments on this post (8)

Peter Bengtsson said... (Mon 20 Feb 2012)

Still training kung fu.

Dmytro Antypov said... (Tue 21 Feb 2012)

Congrats on the first of many milestones to come! Exactly a year ago I was freezing and saying to myself that I would never complain about 40 °C summers again LOL

Renan said... (Wed 22 Feb 2012)

A year ago, I was working very hard and saying I will stop smoking and a year later I am still working very hard and still smoking.. Maybe one good thing is that I am drinking less coffee and more tea... Good job Chris! I really enjoy the Iron Buddha.

Jesse said... (Thu 23 Feb 2012)

Hey Chris - congratulations! Hmm, last year I think I was still in London, seems like a long time ago. All the best for the next year.

Xavier said... (Fri 24 Feb 2012)

One year ago? I was drinking tea just like now. :D

Jackie said... (Fri 24 Feb 2012)

A year ago I dreamt that an Englishman named Chris opened an online tea store in China. He called it "Egyptian Reproduction God River Tea." I did think it was an unusual name. I can only think that you starting up Min River Tea at the same time was no coincidence and proves dreams can indeed come true. Also, I can't help wondering if the Chinese knew about this Egyptian and his - uhm - well qualities? I bet they did. Happy birthday, may your tea store prove as fertile as Min.

Agnes said... (Fri 24 Feb 2012)

A year ago I was still adjusting to have been proposed to a couple of months before:) Also heard you started this business and thought I would give your tea a try and I love the Jasmine Pearls tea! Since then I even managed to spread the word (and the tea) as far as South Africa where you now have another huge fan :) Happy birthday, Min River Tea, and many happy returns!

Michelle said... (Thu 01 Mar 2012)

Last year I was 3 months into my first/current "real" job and still hadn't dragged half my tea setup to work yet. 1 year is a big milestone, congrats!

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