The KCPT Member's Magazine, KC Studio recently published an article featuring Paula.
On 9/11/09 the Specialty Tea Institute awarded the title of Certified Tea Specialist, CTS, to Paula after the completion of 4 yrs. of course work and the passing of required exams.
Tea Tour of China....
PresentMagazine.com Article July 2007
"PresentMagazine.com is an online magazine that covers local food, music, arts, and community in Kansas City. Present is an introduction, an offering, a moment in time; offering stories about people like Paula Winchester that make Kansas City a vibrant place to live, work, and play. Her enchanting personality and longstanding dedication to two small businesses, Herb Gathering and Twelve Winds Tea Company, deserve to be known by a wider audience. With the phenomenal growth of loose leaf tea consumption in the U.S., Winchester proves astute as a savvy marketer attuned to contemporary tastes for simplicity and authentic experience that tea offers."
-Peter Dulin ,editor
Tea Retreat June 2007
The teahouse of Sunrise Spings Resort, outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is nestled among the trees. A fire is blazing in preparation for the evening's special event - a smudging and blessing by Jasper of the Taos Pueblo.
12 Winds & the Friends of Chamber Music
For the Friends of Chamber Music 2007-2008 concert series, the Twelve Winds Tea Company will be serving a variety of teas and herbal infusions the hour before each of the concerts and during the intermissions.
Twelve Winds Tea Company will join Andre's Confiserie Suisse (5018 Main St.) in designing delightfully delicious and intimate preludes to the concerts and in hosting quick pick-me-ups at the intermissions.
For information on the 2007-2008 concert series, please contact www.chambermusic.org.
Now schedule your own Asian Tea Tasting
Your 'Asian Tea Tasting' is a very special event at your home with your friends, guided by Paula Winchester, president of Twelve Winds Tea Company and Herb Gathering, Inc.
Your guests will have a tastebud, educational experience. Your guests will imbibe in a plethora of teas: white, green, yellow, black, oolong and pu-erh, as well as, a variety of herbal infusions. Your guests will discover peace in a bowl of tea and learn about the Way of Tea. It's an educational experience. It's a tea shoppers dream come true. Paula brings the tea making equipment, the tea tasting equipment, the teas, handouts and samples of all things to be ordered, music and a departing gift for each guest. The home host or hostess provides the appropiate simple, fingerfood pairings to heighten the tea tasting experience (yes, Paula has a list of tea and food pairings), the home and decorations, the appropriate dishes, flowers and most importantly - twelve very eager tea students.
Set-up takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. The event takes about two hours, then clean-up and repacking. Orders are shipped within two weeks.
Schedule Your Asian Tea Tasting with Paula Winchester, call 816 523 2653 or contact her at email@example.com.