Continued from Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 2
A Wonderful Tour for Both Introverts and Extroverts
As you may know, I am an extreme introvert. Shyness impacts some of my decisions when congregating with others.
On any bus tour, I am the one who sits at the very back of the bus and listens very closely, but never raises my hand to ask questions.
Lauren is welcoming, kind, and above all warm. As touched on, it was engaging – but not to the point of undermining my own enjoyment.
It was perfect for introverted people like me who wanted to enjoy the tour, but not to engage too much.
But she did engage with people who wanted to engage more during the tour, and answered every question with sincerity.
Being able to quickly judge the different personalities in the group and make the tour fun for everybody is a skill that can only be performed by an expert who has been on the front-line of conducting tours and entertaining the world for years.
It is clear Lauren has done such tours so many times before, and her knowledge and expertise show naturally. Perhaps the best tour I have been part of, it was definitely worth my time and overall a great time.
I feel that this virtual tour was a marriage between expert tour guides who are always out and “offline” in the field and the virtual reality “online” world which could only happen in this wired circumstance happening right now as a result of COVID-19. I hate COVID-19 as much as anyone else does, but I am grateful for the newborn tour excitement that it created as a result.
That Magical Experience of Feeling Like I Am Touring a Japanese Tea Farm
The tour was a little over an hour, but it was so fun and engaging that I felt like I was on a bus in Japan moving from Japanese tea farms to tea shops.
The moment right after the tour ended; I felt lost for a few seconds until I realized that I was in my own living room. Lauren’s tour magic really transported me into the true virtual world of tea in Japan. Wow!
If you’re looking to understand more about Japanese green tea — and want to get out to the magical world of Japan and tea — this is a perfect option that covers everything about Japanese green tea. In fact, you may find yourself looking at more of the organization’s services. Being confident in what you’re paying for can be difficult: Do they really know what they’re talking about? In part, the Japanese green tea tour was a show of Lauren’s passion, and her knowledge and skills were clearly on display.
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