This is a quick post to alert you to a special event coming up in Royal Oak, MI at the Goldfish Teashop Thursday March 22.
Jim and Janice Gurling, owners of the shop, will celebrate the coming of spring with a special Korean tea tasting and teaware event. Goldfish is now carrying Dong Cheong Tea's Sejak, Jungjak and Daejak semi-wild Korean green teas to add to their Chinese teas. The Korean teaware is by Park Jong Il accompanied by a small selection of my chatchan and chawan. They have asked us to speak on Korean Tea, Tea Culture and Teaware. This is the first time Korean teas and Korean teawares have been introduced in this way in Michigan. I realize most of you don't live nearby but now you know another source for Korean teas and teaware and also know we do provide presentations on the subject. Perhaps you have friends in the area and would be willing to tell them about this event. If so, thanks for doing that.
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(Just another quick note. I know we are supposed to spell teaware 'tea ware'. But why are teabowl and teaware spelled 'tea bowl' and 'tea ware' when teacup and teashop and teaspoon are not separated? They say the English language is changed by the way we use it. I'm spelling teaware and teabowl this way. Please join me and if you know anyone on the 'dictionary committee' let them know they should change these words. Thanks - pet tea peeve no. 1)