Lord Mayor’s Show 2015

It’s been a beautiful week for me, for a number of reasons! I managed to take some time out for myself to visit my family and friends, which is a great thing by itself. But before that, it was my birthday last Saturday and I spent the day trading at the Lord Mayor’s Show in Birmingham (with my mother helping out, thank you mum!!).

It was a fantastic day and the weather was more than kind, so there was a great turnout of people to see the day’s events. Trading took place in the magnificently opulent banqueting suite in Council House, one of Birmingham’s many fine examples of architectural excellence.

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Trading at the Lord Mayor’s Show, Birmingham 2015

On the day I found that my iced tea packs were a popular addition to the summer range, as well as the unmistakable Makaibari teas (finest grade Darjeeling grown to organic bio-dynamic standards) and Taiwanese high mountain oolong tea. I had been busy in the run up to the event working on some new products, and I also had an official presentation to the Lord Mayor himself of a bespoke tea blend that I had come up with for him. It was an exciting moment for me and I was a little nervous but he put me at ease with a very amiable manner and down to Earth personality. It was a true pleasure to talk with him and an absolute honour to have the opportunity to present my own blend to the Lord Mayor.

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Presenting a gift to the Lord Mayor of Birmingham of his very own bespoke tea blend on my birthday!

As with so many things, the unexpected and pleasant surprises really go a long way to embellish the day, and it is with fond heart that I recall the lovely people I met on the day, both public and traders alike. Thank you, Birmingham!