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    For anyone that has heard us talk about our White Tea & Calamansi non-alcoholic drink,  you know that this was not the first flavour combination we had in mind. 

    We had started using the humble cumquat/kumquat, which turned out to be our first deviation as we couldn’t find commercial quantities. 

    Luckily, we were introduced to a close family member, calamansi and never looked back.

    In building the East Forged brands, we have made many call-outs for volunteers and are so grateful and fortunate to always receive. 

    Last year,we wanted to create some momentum for the launch of our brand and Kickstarter campaign and in doing so,  participated in the Tea Festivals Australia events in Melbourne and Sydney.

    We called for volunteers to support us on the day and the universe introduced us to this all-round incredible human, Amy Masson or @amyli888 on Instagram.

    We talk about the rising trend of mindful drinking or sober curious folk looking for choice when deciding not to imbibe as well as maintaining control of our mental well-being. How to approach the category of alcohol-free drinks and what to look for in non-alcoholic drinks both at the bar and in the home. Evelyn also shares some insight into Canada's non-alcoholic drink scene. She explains that the demand by consumers, bartenders and brands is resulting in a an elevation of the non-alcoholic serve options in the bars and clubs. 

    We love connecting with tea lovers, who are as passionate about high-grade, quality loose leaf tea as we are! 

    Thibaut Chuzeville or @tea_tcha as he’s known on Instagram, has one of the most coveted jobs in the industry! As a Tea Sommelier, Thibaut’s job is to pair delicious tea and food together, like you would do with wine. He’s also working on exciting new tea project…

    Elevating the tea experience is a top priority for our East Forged Co-founders Kym and Tania.  They will jump on any opportunity to talk, write and drink tea.  To say they are passionate about tea is an understatement because between them they have three tea companies!  They compete in competitions, travel to origin and are actively involved in the industry here and internationally.  They love to promote the value of tea as an ingredient and the impact it has for the beverage industry. 

    We love to experiment at East Forged HQ and often collaborate with people on fun tea projects.

    We joined forces with Cheryl Teo from Flag & Spear to combine Jun Xian (a milk oolong tea from Taiwan) with Starward whisky once… a certified Tea Sommelier, winner of the 2017 Tea Masters Cup (AU & NZ) in Tea Preparation and always on the look-out for new and different tea; we chat with Cheryl in this month’s blog!