The two things that are my motivation these days are tea and collaboration. Right now I am in Tokyo helping the organization World Tea Farms Alliance host a booth at one of the largest food and drink expos in Asia, FOODEX. The organization has the mission of connecting tea farmers with tea lovers and empowering tea farmers to work together to make a better livelihood for their communities. Currently we are generating momentum and connecting the core group of farmers that will be the pioneers that will inspire a future generation.
Last night a delegation of farmers from India and Indonesia arrived in Tokyo. We chatted about the vision of the organization over dinner along with my mentor Matsumoto-san who is a visionary tea farmer in Japan. Tea business is so simple, yet we feel that if we can come together and help one another we can move mountains and make the world a better place. Just look at our smiles, we gotta be onto something good here.