#1 Lost In Thailand

Jiaogulan Herb Leaf

by Dave

Introducing the Jiaogulan Herb

Wait a few seconds to help the video load before watching – in the meantime please read below – (please note: the info at the end of the video has bee updated to tomorrow March 22nd).

Let’s Get It Started

Hey guys – sorry it took so long to get all this stuff ready for you all, but I really wanted to ensure that it was the absolute best. I did not go all the way to Thailand to get something that you could just pick up at CVS or anything (no offense CVS!..).

I have not been THIS excited about introducing a product to the world/internet/people/community since back way back in 2006 when we launched GetKombucha! (shout out to the kombuchaholics)

[I realize that there are many other people that are at this site that have no idea what I’m talking about – so you can see what I’ve been up to on my other site by click this Kombucha link.  At the time of writing this, the Jiaogulan herb site has just launched and it may seem a wee bit bare… but I assure you I am a real guy that LOVES health and wellness (including Jiaogulan herb tea), and more importantly helping as many people as I can to get it going with their own health and wellness — I am an expert of NOTHING, but perhaps a student and reporter of Many]

Basically I consider myself and our customers – health renegades that like to actually participate in our wellness! keeping with that theme – I like to participate in my sourcing new products.  Yes, I realize that if I really wanted Jiaogulan Herb I could have easiliy just googled it and see what comes up (I realize that you can google Jiaogulan herb too, so I thank you for your decision to learn a little more about me and this specific Jiaogulan, before deciding where or if this is something that you want).

Yes. We are a very itty bitty company.

Yes. Bigger companies might have flown their Jiaogulan Tea Purveyor or Jiaogulan Herb Research and Development Team out to Thailand in first class instead of staying up till 2am to get the best price from orbitz. :)

And Finally… Yes. The time/cost/energy spent in Thailand was incredible because it has allowed us to come up with something truly special for you!

You see, it is not just about the products (i say this time and time again.. so you may be noticing a theme).

I believe that we must also know how to get the absolute most out of something if we truly want to (uh, well) Get The Most Out Of It!

The insights and techniques I learned regarding the  Jiaogulan Herb, both one on one in Thailand and most recently one one with an up and coming Master Herbalist (more in the latter later, but it will Blow Your Mind the stuff we can do with this), has been nothing short of OUTSTANDING!

That is why we are calling this new System the Jiaogulan Magic Vine Tea Formula – because there really is a formula to it… relax though, it is a easy formula (like addition or something).

So, When Does It Exactly Get Started?

We will be officially launching on March 31st 2011 at 1pm EST.

soon young grasshopper.. soon. I will be posting up a new article called “Lunch Time Mayhem” tomorrow; as well as posting  some more fun/awesome/informative (did I mention fun) videos!!

Till Tomorrow…

Happy Jiaogulanin’,

Dave :)

PS:  What was the craziest “American thing” you have found while YOU were traveling another country (can you beat Dunkin’ Donuts?)  – write it in the comment section below.

PPS: You may notice there are comments dating back a year ago.. that’s because this is the 3rd time we have re-launched this (and will be the 3rd time we will sell out within 24 hours!)..  we do this b/c we source directly from Thailand in small batches which means you are going to get the freshest most potent (and delicious) Jiaogulan around baby!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Hannah April 6, 2010 at 3:45 pm

LOVE the video! Super fun tour of Thailand and I can’t WAIT to hear more about this awesome tea!! That fruit you ate was one of my faves in Taiwan. Really crisp and great taste!

There were Starbucks, McDonalds and tons of KFC in Taiwan – but I was soooo happy when a Subway franchise finally opened in Taipei – eating cold sandwiches is very antithetical to Asian tastes, but I was glad to have some piece of home that wasn’t going to make me sick like all the fried chicken and hamburgers.

Rock on!!

amy December 5, 2010 at 10:33 am

hey dave,

great video! makes me want to go to thailand! I love that youre actually taking all of us “kombuchaholics” on yoru journeys with you! its so awesome to get a behind the scenes peek at where the teas actually come from!

I love it!
Cant wait to see what comes next

Joy December 5, 2010 at 11:05 am

Yup, yup, yup, loving this Kombucha!! And your post!! Thanks.

I have lived in Thailand for 24 years and I can concur it is a GREAT country! Excited to see what you have found there!!


Sue F December 5, 2010 at 11:45 am

When I was in the Philippines, Manilla, I was amazed by how many McDonald’s there were there. I could see 2 from my hotel room, and then when I went to a nearby shopping Galleria there was one there also. They were always packed, but I saw very few overweight locals. Of course, that was 16 years ago so that could have changed. I myself did not even go in one. Go to Manilla and eat at McD’s?? I don’t think so!! I don’t even eat there when I am home. Besides, I was having too much fun trying the local food.

Sharon December 6, 2010 at 8:41 am

A while ago, quite a while ago, actually, my daughter and I were visiting Russia and Ukraine. In Moscow, people “dressed for dinner” like they were going to the theatre. There was a tux-clad bouncer at the door … and you had to have reservations! They even had weddings in the courtyard!

Kim Moon December 6, 2010 at 9:40 am

So… I lived in Egypt for 8 months in 2009, WHAT AN AMAZING TIME!!! I miss the family I “brewed” while there, and can’t wait to return.

Anywhoody, I’ll have to say, the most westernized/American-like thing that one, brought comfort, but most importantly, brought laughter, were the HORRIBLY misspelled bumper stickers and stick-on car emblems.

Very popular example:
“PLAYPOY…” yes, little bunny included

Amanda J December 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

When I was in Israel there was a starbucks… BUT they went out of business. I think it was because Israel already had fancy cafe’s way before it became trendy in America… I think it was the first starbucks to fail! :)

Interestingly enough thought there is a coffee bean and tea leaf that is still there.

Dave I am definitely getting a Magic Vine Tea System. You sold out before I could get my hands on one last time.. (I’ve been waiting 6 months!!)— any discounts if I get 5 of them? (I have lots of gifts to give out this season). :)

BTW.. I love your kombucha music vid!


Kim P March 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

OMG!! I have been wondering when you guys were gonna get more! Dave you are the best.. anyway I can purchase this now instead of waiting till the end of March. Last time I forgot to be here for the launch date and it sold out :(

Anyway.. let me know, I have been a k-brewer now for almost 4 years and it is all b/c of you!

I recommend you to everyone after they try my kombucha.. oh doll you made my day!

Ok so to answer your question I remember have Ostrich meat in Australia.. it was a nice experience but a little dry if you ask me. I have been sticking to chicken ever since :)

Brendyn T March 22, 2011 at 10:13 am

Great stuff Dave, just joined your newsletter a few days ago and already learned more than all the other sites put together.

Looking forward to learning more about this Jiaogulan. I remember seeing a ton of KFC in Thailand.

Jessica March 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

I ate at a Pizza Hut in Israel..

Hey I also have a question, is this something you can use to make kombucha with? I am assuming it is b/c you are the kombucha guy buy just checking.

PS: Love your What The Friday! Videos.. keep up the great work

April Wender March 27, 2011 at 8:08 am

The oddest “American thing” I’ve seen overseas was being in a remote village in the amazon in Brazil and seeing a bunch of little boys playing soccer with American suburb summer soccer team tshirts on. Weird.

teddah March 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm

There was aTGIF restraunt in Bejing. It had been run by Americans but they sold it. The Tortilla warmer had steamed hand towels in it. Our driver tried to eat speghetti with a fork. Hillarious. But the funniest thing My waitress Kept asking , “How did you like your Bugger?” a little unnerving. Hopefully she just couldn’t say “Burger”.

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