Brian R. Keating, who made numerous contributions to the tea industry and handed away unexpectedly on Sept. 2, will likely be honored with a memorial at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. The Celebration of Oolong honoring Brian, will happen at the teahouse on October 7, 2018 from 2:00pm to five:00pm. Several forms of Oolong, which was Keating’s favourite tea, will likely be served together with a light-weight afternoon tea. The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is positioned at 1770 13th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302.
Everyone is welcome, however please RSVP with Faith Bailes at [email protected] if you’re not on the shared drive and plan to attend. Faith despatched out bulletins on Monday, September 17 by way of Evite, Facebook and LinkedIn. Those who didn’t obtain one ought to electronic mail her instantly.
Keating additionally was a longtime listener of KEXP, a public radio station in Seattle, Washington. Attendees could have the possibility of donating to the radio station, which can maintain an annual remembrance on his birthday annually and honor his love of music.
Additionally, donations to a legacy fund might be made at GoFundMe. Funds will finance memorials and help his household with the closure of his property, if wanted. The the rest will go in direction of KEXP.
Keating was a lifelong tea lover and his skilled contributions had been numerous and impactful. Initially, he was a specialty tea purveyor as proprietor of the TeaCup tea store in Seattle. He then supplied precious industry insights in his Specialty Tea is “Hot” experiences, and later formulated tea blends for Whole Foods Market at its subsidiary, Allegro Coffee Co. Most not too long ago, as the founding father of Sage Group, he supplied forecasting and pattern evaluation pertaining to developments in the tea industry and tea merchandise.