When away from the Tea Embassy, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, listening to music, and watching movies.
Jonathan's Favorite Teas:
If Jonathan was a Tea, he would be:
Monkey Picked Oolong because it is a complex combination of strength and sweet notes and can be enjoyed over and over.
Favorite Band: Sufjan Stevens
Favorite Activity in Austin: Eating out with family & friends; El Chile, Enoteca, Whole Foods, Little Deli.
Favorite Book: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Favorite Movie: Chariots of Fire
When away from the Tea Embassy, Amy takes care of our boy, Preston and girl, Abigail; spends time doing just about anything with Jonathan (her husband), spends time doing just about anything with friends, cooks healthy organic meals, Dreams, Laughs, Walks outdoors, Travels to new places, Dines out at adventurous places; Learns.
Amy's Favorite Teas:
If Amy was a Tea, she would be:
I would be Zhen Qu. It is a soft, delicate tea, yet as a black tea, it is strong. Though strong, it has a sweet, almost chocolatey flavor, rather than a bitter taste. We also describe it as rare and beautiful. These are all qualitites I like in people, and I guess this is how I would like to be described!
Favorite Band: U2
Favorite Activity in Austin: Walking around Town Lake, Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings, walking around the Capitol at night, dining on the lake, picnics at Tea Embassy.
Favorite Book: Biographies - especially of American heroes or heroes of Christianity
Favorite Movie: Pride & Prejudice (A&E version and new version & Life is Beautiful & Braveheart
When away from the Tea Embassy, Jessica spends her time trail running, reading, writing, moutain biking, weightlifting, playing volleyball, traveling, and hiking.
Jessica's Favorite Teas:
If Jessica was a Tea, he would be:
LuShan Yunwu - Because it grows at high altitude on a mountain where the air is more pristine and it is very complex. Growing in clouds & mist makes it a fresh, grassy green. I like the idea that clouds & mist produce a more complex, greener tea with more clorophyll—maybe people are the same?
Favorite Band: U2
Favorite Activity in Austin: Watching interesting people
Favorite Book:The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orezy
Favorite Movie: Return of the King & Pride & Prejudice
When away from the Tea Embassy, Tim teaches yoga, writes short stories, engages in dense French philosophy, builds haiku, and gardens.
Tim's Favorite Teas:
If Tim was a Tea, he would be:
Pu-Erh because I'm compact and only get better with age. Come ot my yoga class and like pu-erh, I will also emulsify your build up of fats.
Favorite Composer: Claude Debussy
Favorite Activity in Austin: Find Water, Jump In.
Favorite Book: The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
Favorite Movie: A Boute De Souffle
When away from the Tea Embassy, Carol enjoys knitting, reading, antiquing, time with family & friends
Carol's Favorite Teas:
If Carol was a Tea, she would be:
Georgian Beauty, delicate and sweet for a long time; hand-crafted with time and special care. These leaves allow you to experience the Caucausus Mountains where they are grown.
Favorite Composer: Bach
Favorite Activity in Austin: Eating dinner at Z Tejas & Whole Foods Fish Bar with friends.
Favorite Book: Devil in White City for 2008
Favorite Movie: Vitus for 2008
When away from the Tea Embassy, Bob spends time investing, both for profit and not-for-profit
Bob's Favorite Teas:
If Bob was a Tea, he would be:
Silver Needles; subtle, never overbearing; rich in healing nutrients; grows rich and long in the palate; intimate.
Favorite Band: London Philharmonic
Favorite Activity in Austin: Walking or biking in neighborhoods
Favorite Book: Master & Commander by Patrick ONeill
Favorite Movie:Band of Brothers & Hunt for Red October
When away from the Tea Embassy, Preston stays very busy, discovering the world, through colors, language, sounds, and even tasting new things.
Preston's Favorite Teas:
If Preston was a Tea, he would be:
I would be Blueberry Rooibos because I am very sweet, and very smart. I know that Rooibos, the South African herb, not only contains no caffeine, but it helps with my diaper rash, naturally.
Favorite Band: Sing-Along With Putamayo
Favorite Activity in Austin: Enjoying a good stroller push in Crestview.
Favorite Book: Go, Dog. Go!
Favorite Movie: Food Inc.