Viridian Tea Company
What is your name: Kimberly Richardson
Where are you from: born in Georgia, yet claim Memphis as my home!
How did you get into tea/tea blends: I have always been a lover of tea. Last year, I wondered if I could make my own tea and the rest is history. If everyone else was doing it, then why couldn't I? That's how I normally approach matters in my Life.
What is your favorite thing to cook: That's going to be a toss up between mushrooms and patty pan squash! Cooking them together is even better!
What do you do to relax: reading books, taking forest walks, cooking, traveling to new places, spending time with friends, brushing up on my Japanese and French
What is your favorite thing(s) about the CYCFM: the feeling of family and community. When I first started, I wasn't sure if it was the right thing to do, yet when I noticed that the other vendors were kind and helped each other out, I knew I had made the right decision. You guys rock!
What is your favorite movie or book: Favourite movie is between The Last Emperor and Lawrence of Arabia. Favourite book is between A Tale of Two Cities and Seven Years in Tibet.
What band/artist /person most inspired you growing up: Indiana Jones for his sense of adventure. That fascination with him led me to write my own stories as Indiana Kim that, many years later, turned into a book series with my publisher.
If you could have any superpower what would it be: The ability to breathe underwater!
What goals do you have for your business in the next year: To have more people enjoy my tea and to expand the company! As of now, my tea is sold in a bookstore in New Orleans, a horror specialty shop in North Carolina, and an art gallery and bookstore here. I would like to reach more states and even international. Happy Cups!