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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

2009 has been a challenging and yet rewarding year for me. With the bad economy, the business was discouraging at times. However, we made it through another year and have come out fine, with good tea that was shared with everyone this year. Thank you all for your support!

I have been blessed with generous people; people who have and continue to give me advice and help on my website, useful feedback on my business, and who have donated time to help Floating Leaves Tea . I am also blessed with generous tea drinkers who have discovered interesting teas from other tea merchants and have shared what they have discovered with me.

Thank you to all whom have come in to Floating Leaves Tea to support my business. I love to have the special kind of connection with all of you, sitting down to drink and chat about tea. My dedication to sell honestly good tea is because of my love for tea and tea culture, and I wouldn't continue to love what I do so much if it wasn't for the wonderful tea friends I get to spend time with. For those who are not living in Seattle, thank you for ordering tea from the website. A lot of you have written me emails with questions and have sometimes called me, too. Even though I have never seen you, I feel like I know you somehow, through the tea.

Looking forward, one of my goals in 2010 is to continue to find good Oolongs. I know I have done well when you take a sip of tea and have a satisfying smile on your face. I know I have done well when you write and thank me for finding your favorite tea. Another goal is to do video projects on various Oolong processes with detailed explanations.

During this holiday season, wherever you are, please remember to sit down and have a delicious cup of tea.


Laura said...

Happy New Year, Shiuwen! Thanks for all you do and the wonderful tea that you bring to our community.

Brett said...

Happy New Year Shiuwen!

Seattle tea lovers are truly blessed to have you right here in town!

I still remember the first cup of tea you made for me eight years ago at that pottery studio's open house, (it was Silver Needles). Since that day you have served me and my family at least 100 great cups of tea!

Viva Floating Leaves!

cwbrynan said...

Dear Shiuwen,
This past year I have become a fan of and purchaser from Floating Leaves Tea.
I totally agree with you when you say even though you have never seen some of us you feel like you know us through this tea connection. And I believe it is through your sharing of your knowledge and love of tea that makes it possible. May 2010 be a solid and successful year for you and Floating Leaves Tea!
I have a feature article in this winter's edition of Qi Journal of Eastern Health & Fitness, If you would like to read about taking a Taiji class.

jay said...

I recently received my first order from Floating Leaves and I was very impressed. Not only were the teas I ordered of top quality, the shipping was very prompt & Shiuwen included a thoughtful hand-written note and a free sample!

Finding a vendor who is dedicated to the product they sell and the service they provide is always inspiring. I plan to place many more orders with Floating Leaves in this New Year!

Shiuwen said...

To Laura,

Happy New Year to you, too!
It has been a blessing to share tea with all of you!

Shiuwen said...

To Brett,

I do remember the first time when we met and our friendship continues with tea, Chinese learning and more.
And I am looking forward to sharing more with you and your family!

Shiuwen said...

To Charles,

Thank you for your comment. Let this kind of wonderful tea connection continues!

You are featured on an article. Where can I read it?
I took Yang Taichi for two years and stop because of my son. When he is older, I will like to get back to it again.

Shiuwen said...

To Jay,

Thank you for choosing Floating Leaves Tea. I am glad you like our service.

I love to write people notes. Even though I can't see people who order from my website, I like to connect with them and to know how they feel about the teas. After all, selling good tea is not just a business.
Thank you for your support!