Now that our shop has been open in Maplewood for 2-1/2 years we’ve noticed sales of looseleaf tea at the Tower Grove Market to have dropped considerably, AND we’ve started a new program of selling looseleaf in bulk at the shop IF You Bring Your Own Container.
So, in an effort to control inventory costs, as we keep adding new teas (more than 100 available flavors and varieties now!), we are cutting back on what we Bring to Market. [Truth be known, I’m getting tired of hauling so many boxes around (after doing this for 7 years) ]
There is a core selection of about 25+/- best sellers that we will ALWAYS have in 1 & 2 ounce packages, plus some seasonal flavors. Additionally, each week we will bring packages of the teas we are serving that week and a selection of 3-4 “Featured teas”.
We will continue to bring Travel Sizes of the full range of our teas, so you can continue to have a cup brewed to order.
The listing of “Always Carry” and “Teas of the week” will be posted on a new page on our website. If you will be visiting the Market and want to pick up YOUR favorites (in any size), please call the shop by 2pm on Friday 314 647 8832 so we can be sure to bring it.
Note for Wash U Market – Galen will have the “Always Carry” + the featured teas in 1 & 2oz sizes AND will still have FULL range of tea selection in 1 ounce sizes only.
2pm – Sample Black and Red teas
Grower: Hariyali Cooperative, Ilam Nepal
Amber Red – Amber Red is a double-roasted black tea with complex, full flavors. Notes of molasses, raisin, and sweet potato, with a hint of grape and caramelized sugar. The aftertaste is incredibly sweet and thick for a black tea. Thanks to the double-roasting, this tea has almost no astringency or dryness. If you wish to order, Pricing: $9/1 ounce, $16/2 ounce, $29/4 ounce
Grower: Lochan Family/Doke Tea Estate, Bihar India
Black Fusion – Flavor-rich, buttery black tea with molasses, malt, and rose notes. Incredibly fragrant, with a buttery texture and a grapefruit finish. If you wish to order, Pricing: $9/1 ounce, $15/2 ounce, $27/4 ounce
Grower: PT Harendong, Banten Indonesia
Banten Red – Known as “black tea” in Western tea culture, red teas tend to have a bright, full flavor with a beautiful scarlet liquor. PT Harendong has crafted this fine tea in the style of its roots in China, with a distinct sweet, well-rounded taste that is milder than the more robust Indian-style black teas. If you wish to order, Pricing: $8/1 ounce, $13/2 ounce, $22/4 ounce
$12 in advance, $15 at the door
Reserve your seat HERE
Due to the handcrafted nature of these teas, you will be sampling several infusions of each tea; experiencing the nuances of each steep, and enjoy tea the way the tea spirits intended.
Upcoming Sampling dates:
Sunday 10/11 2pm
Grower: Goe Tea, Nantou County, Taiwan
Grower: Mountain Tea, Nantou County, Taiwan
Mountain Milk Oolong
Grower: PT Harendong, Banten Indonesia
Banten Honey Oolong
Sunday 10/25 2pm – all Black teas from India & Nepal
Help us narrow the field to select a specialty handcrafted tea from Assam and/or Nepal
My daughter is opening Range Free – an allergen-free bakeshop and cafe in downtown Columbia MO this Fall, and she will (of course) be serving our tea!
With a varied menu of tasty food, made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients, Range Free will appeal far beyond the “free from” crowd. Range Free will give people with and without allergies an opportunity to share meals together!
Once she is open, we will also be able to regularly bring in allergen free foods for you here in St. Louis, to pick up at our shop or at Markets. I will be able to share a menu of options soon. Please let me know what foods you are missing and would like us to share with you.
This Saturday is a busy day for us:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017)
Rain or shine!
Help your family live green! Join us for a hands-on, day-long festival of learning, playing, and engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds with an interest in sustainable, healthy lifestyles
10th Anniversary Festival – Tower Grove Farmers’ Market
June 20, 8am-5pm
We are thrilled to be celebrating our 10th Season at the mark of midsummer. We want everyone to come celebrate with us – if you only make it to one market each season, this is the one! You’ve made the market what it is today – a bustling weekly destination for dozens of local farmers and food producers and thousands of St Louisans – and we hope you will come celebrate the wonderful market you have built. We are staying open until 5pm to give everyone extra time to make it out!
You can also invite your friends on our Facebook event page.
Then join us for “Name That Tea” as we are a Shuffle stop for:
Maplewood Shuffle is an event where teams gather for an entertaining and competitive evening of a combination trivia contest, scavenger hunt, and pub crawl to explore downtown Maplewood and support the mission of Joe’s Place. Funds raised from the event will directly benefit boys at Joe’s Place.
- Trivia, Games & Challenges at each stop
- Promotional Specials at Participating Venues
- Prizes Awarded at the Final Check-In
All Maplewood Shuffle participants will have access to activities and promotional specials at participating venues, and a chance to win great prizes, like Cardinals and Rams tickets, and gift certificates and special events from local businesses.
It was a record setting year for Christmas in the Kitchen, $8,216 donated to Annie Malone’s Childrens Home + gifts for the children
Thank you to all who shared in this event….and, if you’ve never been able to join us here is a taste:
From all of us
With Warmest Wishes for your Holidays!
Your continued patronage was/is the greatest gift you could give to us this Holiday season (and throughout the year).
We realize we cannot be all things to all people (there are too many flavors of tea!) and when you return again and again, and tell your friends about us, it means the world to us.
May you receive all you need and hope for in your lives over the next weeks
and in the New Year.
With the Spirit of Tea,
Kateri, Galen, Hannah, Joseph, Mallory, and Wintaye
and we still have lots of tea and accessories, and more for you.
As we enter our 6th Holiday shopping season and our 2nd with a retail location, I am most Thankful for all of you who make the choice to purchase your tea from me, at Markets and events, our shop and on-line.
It has not been an easy time to start and maintain a business. When I started in 2009 the “mall stores” were pretty much the only option for looseleaf tea drinkers, and if you wanted “organic” – forget it. Now, there are lots of on-line options and more and more stores are carrying a wider variety of teas.
We strive to continue bringing you high quality at affordable prices.
Your continued support has allowed me to create a nearly full-time position for Galen, and supplement incomes for several other employees.
When you enjoy our tea, please feel our gratitude with every sip!
Galen, Hannah, Joseph, Mallory, and Wintaye
Check the calendar for scheduled events and extra shopping hours for the next few weeks.
Remember, you can order on-line from us too.
We are looking forward to serving tea at the 1st Annual World’s Fare Heritage Festival and Games Sept 12-14, 2014
The event organizers are also looking for more volunteers to assist in the event. Click the link if you want to aid in the success of this inaugural event celebrating St. Louis history & the arts.
Our current shop hours are Tues 10am-6pm, Wed Noon-6pm, Fri 10am-5pm, and Sat 9am-5pm
Occasionally we may be open a little later, or on an “Off” day if working on a project – You are Always welcome, whenever we are there.
It is the height of Market Season. We enjoy Sharing Good Tea with all of you!