Well – we just returned from our trip to Asia.  It was fantastic.  Such a different world than the one that surrounds us.  We were fortunate enough to be a part of the spring harvest pick in Japan.  The smells in the factory were beautiful – a sweet gorgeous smell that can only come from the freshest young leaves.  It was an amazing experience.  From Tokyo we went on to Vietnam – a whole other world again.  Friendly and welcoming – what a beautful place – and I can’t forget the chaos.  Fascinating – as we were coming from the order and precision of Japan – but the chaos seems to work somehow.  We weren’t as impressed with the tea – but the industry is young – so I’m sure that it will develop.