Summer 2014 Interview – Eric (Teavana)

Eric - Teavana

Q1. What is your Name?

Eric

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

General Manager – Teavana

Q3. Where are you located in the world?

Atlanta, GA USA

Q4. What is your favourite Summer drink and why?

I love iced matcha lattes. They are refreshing and invigorating! Great to drink after a nice run.

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

A great way to begin a muggy summer day. A perfect pick me up as well as a refreshing substitute to coffee for the daily commute.

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

I use 1 teaspoon of ceremonial grade matcha. 2 parts water and 1 part almond or soy milk Sweeten to taste. Pour over ice. Stir. Fin!

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

This is a modern take on a very traditional drink. I honor tradition by using a traditional matcha bowl and bamboo whisk. I also use heated water for my matcha so that I can get a nice frothy head on the drink before I pour it over ice. You may also use a mechanical milk frother in a pinch. I also use melted German rock sugar for sweetener.

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

Iced jasmine pearl tea is amazing. A five hour cold steep in the fridge takes some of the astringency out of this tea making it a refreshing and fragrant alternative to traditional iced black tea or iced Thai tea.

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

Follow me on Twitter: @epeterson360

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