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Jul 17, 2014 / 1 note

Korean Tea Fields.

Here are some of our favorite tea farms in Korea.  Both these pics also show a traditional Korean family gravesite, which can be seen throughout the country side as magical grassy mounds. Our own family has a mountain side in a small village where many generations of my ancestors are buried this same way, they were mostly ginseng farmers.

Jul 16, 2014

Matcha frozen yogurt is pretty delicious.

Jul 16, 2014

What is Matcha? Is that the same as green tea?

Matcha is 100% natural, organic green tea leaves which have been carefully ground down to form a fine powder. It has been drunk in Japan as part of the tea ceremony for almost 900 years, and is used by Buddhist monks to keep them alert, awake and focused during long days of meditation. 

Green tea is tea that is brewed just from tea leaves.  

We use both in our products!

We are also now sourcing matcha so you can come up with all sorts of things to try it in!  There is a plethora of foods, deserts, and drinks with it…and newer ideas are brewing (get it? ha) everyday. We have cleaning products.. What is next, cosmetics? ……

Jul 15, 2014
Found this photo online, it’s inaccurate now! There are tea gardens popping up all over America.  For example, our tea friend The great Mississippi Tea Company. https://www.facebook.com/TheGreatMississippiTeaCompany
and of course our tea fields in Virginia. 
and more thanks to the US League of Tea Growers keeping track on this. 
http://usgrowntea.wordpress.com/
Jul 15, 2014

Found this photo online, it’s inaccurate now! There are tea gardens popping up all over America.  For example, our tea friend The great Mississippi Tea Company. https://www.facebook.com/TheGreatMississippiTeaCompany

and of course our tea fields in Virginia.

and more thanks to the US League of Tea Growers keeping track on this. 

http://usgrowntea.wordpress.com/

When not thinking of ways to bring you wonderful green tea products, Joanna teaches archery. This photo is from a math and science camp at UCLA.   Her favorite archery memories are shooting with 4-H camp in Virginia, (she got to shoot a lit arrow into a lake during a grandiose ceremony, just like the Olympics).  
Jul 14, 2014

When not thinking of ways to bring you wonderful green tea products, Joanna teaches archery. This photo is from a math and science camp at UCLA.   Her favorite archery memories are shooting with 4-H camp in Virginia, (she got to shoot a lit arrow into a lake during a grandiose ceremony, just like the Olympics).  

Now we bring you organic Korean Matcha Powder! visit www.virginiafirstteafarm.com
Jul 9, 2014

Now we bring you organic Korean Matcha Powder! visit www.virginiafirstteafarm.com

Jul 2, 2014
Jun 26, 2014

Recipe Change

We have removed propylene glycol from our bar soaps!

This is what is looks like what Mother and her team brew up some of our shampoo and conditioner.   
Jun 26, 2014

This is what is looks like what Mother and her team brew up some of our shampoo and conditioner.   

Jun 19, 2014
Jun 12, 2014

Gendered Marketing

This is a good video about market segmentation and gendered marketing. While designing the look and scents of our products, we aimed for an non-gender specific look. How do you think we did? http://www.upworthy.com/the-truth-behind-mens-body-wash-and-womens-body-wash-will-make-you-feel-dirty?c=ufb1

May 31, 2014

Palm Oil is being phased out.

We are phasing out Palm oil from our products because of all we have learned.  Thank you for your suggestions. 

May 27, 2014

These are our newly redesigned packaging. (the soap is the same!)   Now on recycled paper.  What do you think?  available on www.virginiafirstteafarm.com

May 26, 2014

Tealet meeting in Long Beach May 31st

Looking forward to attending the Tealet Afterparty, a celebration of the Amazing Tea Race in Long Beach this weekend. We will be meeting other tea growers, enthusiasts and experts of tea!   Hope they like our soaps and detergents. : )