Summer 2014 Interview – Amanda Wilson (Rambling Butterfly Thoughts)

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Q1. What is your Name?

Amanda Wilson

Q2. Do you represent a business? If yes, what is the name and your role.

Rambling Butterfly Thoughts, Tea Blogger and Geek Girl

Q3. Where are you located in the world?

Kansas City, MO

Q4. What is your favourite Summer drink and why?

During the hot months of the summer I find myself reaching for Chinese Green Teas (especially Long Jing/Dragonwell), since they require cooler water I can still sip hot tea without melting, also I find myself craving light flavors this time of year, I find it very refreshing.The vibrant green color of the leaves remind me of the full growth of summer, so it is a little bit of nature in my cup.

Q5. What is the perfect Summer’s day setting to enjoy the drink?

The most perfect and desired setting for sipping tea is a summer thunderstorm, the more rain and rumbling the better! Since that is not always an option, nice patches of shade or comfy chairs also work wonderfully.

Q6. Is there a right or wrong way to prepare the drink? i.e. Never drink without ice?

Personally I prefer to brew these teas Gongfu style, specifically using my auspicious bat gaiwan. Sadly sitting around having multiple steeps does not always work, so Grandpa Style in my travel infuser works great.

Q7. Is the presentation of the drink important? i.e. ceremony, type of glass, setting.

For me, having tea Gongfu style is a huge part of my enjoyment. It relaxes me and is a source of great pleasure.

Q8. Is there a Summer’s day drink that you feel is underrated? If so, why?

A lot of people stop drinking hot tea in the summer because, well, it is hot! I can certainly see cutting back on the teas that require boiling water and the like to prepare, but white teas and green teas like cooler water so it is not as hot.

Q9. Where can people find out more about you? i.e. shop address, Twitter username, website url

Twitter: @SoggyEnderman

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