I am asked this question on a regular basis. I start by reiterating that it’s a long story…from Buffalo,NY, to kitchen manager, to wine buyer in Aspen, to winemaking in Napa, to tea drinker. “Tea?!”, they yell. I can almost feel my husband cringe as he imagines everyone picturing him sitting with old ladies, surrounded by lace-- all with pinkies in the air. However, most everyone exclaims: “ You know, tea is hot, right now”. That's true, and becoming more and more popular . Phew. After a few more inquires, a plug of his website: drinktheleaf.com, and discussion of whether my husband ever drinks coffee….we get back to talking about wine. My safe zone.
Yes, I have the glamorous life of traveling around the country representing a wonderful, family owned Napa Valley winery. Glamorous in the sense that I am up at the crack of dawn most mornings, out way too late, meet fascinating people on a daily basis, and the best part- talk wine and food all day. Oh yeah, there is quite a bit of selling going on, too. As I traverse the country, I can’t help think of the Yin and Yang in life-- mine in particular. Wine & Tea. Imagine- A phone call to my husband while sitting at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta, enjoying a huge glass of Napa Valley Cabernet, while Dan is in Napa sampling a new arrival of the spring harvest tea. So, who’s YIN and who’s YANG? Check back often for the adventures of Tree & Dan. Its filled with travel, food, wine, hopefully adventure, and of course, loose leaf tea!