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George Takei is a Tea Lover!

This past week I had the unique opportunity to pour (and sell) tea to George Takei. He’s a funny man and really loves green tea in the morning. We made this little video about our encounter with the Star Trek actor: https://vimeo.com/54004373

Anybody have any good stories about George Takei?

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Ahhh!! I LOVE George Takei!! Thanks for sharing this. Totally made my morning :)

He really is a great guy. Confident and on a mission to make others around him aware of their environment

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The full story of our visit with George Takei can be seen here: http://blog.tealet.com/post/36365728608/georgetakei

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Alphakitty said

Oh, that’s awesome! George Takei is so amazing. I used to watch TOS with my dad every Wednesday, ah memories. He’s actually doing a signing near me and I’m gonna see if he’ll sign a pic of Ricardio from Adventure Time (I’m a huge dork ^^;).

So cool, enjoy your time with him, he adds a special energy to the room!

(Adventure Time is so awesome.) :)

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JasonCT said

Very cool!

It was a very cool experience. Hopefully we can get a little more George Takei in the Steepster community.

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I get his feed on Facebook he is hilarious .

Yes, he’s very funny. He spoke to our group about the power of his Facebook following and how he uses the opportunity to make people aware of their surroundings and promote tolerance. He does it in an incredibly funny way :)

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ashmanra said

Too cool! You lucky thing!

Yes, I am lucky. Have found myself in many lucky situations and want to try my best to share them with others.

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I’m a huge Star Trek fan so this was very fun to see :) TY

I wonder if the tea loving community has a higher ratio of Star Trek fans than the general public?

Quite possibly, I have seen Star Trek related tea items before. Such as this Star Trek Earl Grey.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f07b/

Funny, thanks for sharing

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George seems like a cool guy :)

Super cool

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Mark B select said

He is a hardcore tea drinker. The man drinks green tea in particular all day long. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him a couple of times, and if there was one way to this man’s heart, it was making sure his cup of green tea never went dry! He’s part of the reason I converted from a coffee drinker to a tea drinker. I hope to share tea with him down the road. He’s an absolute pleasure.

Awesome story Mark, must have been a great experience to work with him. Do you work in entertainment or media?

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Mark B select said

I’m an assistant director in TV & Film. I worked with him twice when I was a Trainee, once on LARRY CROWNE and later on little NIK show called SUPAH NINJAS!

SUPAH NINJAS, what a great name. Unfortunately I don’t know that show, but sure imagine to be a great show, especially if George Takei is in it.

Mark B select said

Totally silly kid’s fun. We had a good time.

SUPAH NINJAS makes me laugh because my boyfriend calls himself Ninja Tea Farmer Supakets. Here’s a picture of him: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=450798061598783&set=t.1179795709&type=3&theater

Mark B select said

Nice.

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