A combat veteran, author of The War I Always Wanted, former Obama Administration official, and the genius behind Rakkasan Tea, Brandon Friedman is a true renaissance man. A transplant most recently from DC to Dallas, Brandon is bringing some of the most interesting and unique teas from around the world to our shores. We talk about starting a business, why Brandon writes, and the Trinity River project in Dallas. If you love tea, want to love tea, are interested in marketing or starting your own business, or love military memoirs, this is the episode you've been waiting for.
Find Brandon and his tea at https://www.rakkasantea.com/, and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BFriedmanDC. In case we didn't do a good enough intro for him, here's the Rakkasan Tea about Brandon- "Brandon launched Rakkasan Tea Company in 2017 after more than a decade in PR, politics, and public service. He has completed the Specialty Tea Institute's Level I and Level II courses on his way to becoming a Certified Tea Specialist recognized by the Tea Association of the USA. Brandon began his career as an infantry officer in the 101st Airborne Division, serving in both Afghanistan and Iraq. His memoir, The War I Always Wanted, was recognized in 2010 by The Military Times as one of “The Best Military Books of the Decade.” He writes regularly on politics for The New York Daily News."
This episode's challenge: Drink a cup of tea! We'd love it (and so would you) if you tried some of Rakkasan's. But whatever you have on hand works as well. Trade out that second coffee for a nice cup of tea and throw a post up and tag Rakkasan and us.
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