So when I’m not thinking about ways to improve our tea delivery times or planning out amazing tea gift ideas, I have begun dabbling in the world of improv theatre, (think “who’s line is it anyway”, or the new “thank g-d you’re here”). Anyway, I always thought I’d be great at this because as a child I had a very active imagination. However, little did I realize this stuff is actually a craft just like anything else that can only be learned with tons of practice and a great teacher.
Enter Andrew Hanson. Andrew is a improv teacher and performer at the West Side Eclectic, who had the very challenging task of teaching me. Recently, I found out that he was a participant in te West Side’s big weight loss competition. I jumped on the chance of Art of Tea sponsoring my coach with the competition. The rules were simple:
We give him 3 different types of tea to pick and choose from (varietea is the spice of life)… at the very minimum he had to drink 2 cups of tea. Andrew is a coffee freak, so to be fair we let him continue to have his coffee, BUT for every cup of coffee he drank (and by the way a cup is defined as 8oz, so that Grande Venta Mate Big Gulp counts as 4 cups), he had to have an additional cup of tea (above the 2 minimum). We figured he’d either break through the habit, or become very intimate with the men’s rest room.
We also asked him to document his experience with the competition and our tea, for better or for worse… ladies and gentleman, I present to you our first of many real life experiments..