If you enjoy Sharing Good Tea, you might want to check this out

The time has come….The time is now….To Share Good Tea, we’ll show you how

Teas from far and wide, and high and low

Hot and cold, and on the go….

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Well, my Suess-ical rhyming has run out, but my need for good help has not.  Read on for details about openings for staff to work at my shop, Farmers Markets, and events:

To be considered for this position, candidates must meet most of these criteria:

Essential:
available to work every Wednesday, Friday, most Saturdays, and occasional Sundays
enjoy drinking and learning about All kinds of tea
able to be standing for long periods
can lift 40-50 pounds without undue strain
take instruction and direction well (without feeling personally criticized)
pay attention to details
willing and able to learn and retain instruction
willing to ask questions or ask for help when needed (or in doubt)
self-motivated (meaning you do a good job even when the boss isn’t around)
ability to count money and make change (or willing to learn)
conscientious, responsible & reliable
enjoy (or at least don’t mind) cleaning
want to be an integral part of a growing small business, and willing to grow with it
willing to sign confidentiality and non-compete agreements

Helpful:
cheerful and friendly disposition toward customers, even when you don’t feel like it
have ready transportation
good at thinking for and organizing oneself, and asking lots of questions to learn more
barista or other food/drink service experience
knowledgeable (or interested in learning) about organics, recycling and composting, and being eco-conscious
have proof of Food SafeServe qualification, or be willing to do what it takes to get it (paid for by the company)
have proof of Hep A shots, or be willing to do what it takes to get it (paid for by the company)
have social media and/or writing skills
have creative skills or interests
excited to share quality tea with friends and family
Farmers Market experience

In exchange Traveling Tea offers:
20+ hours per week to start, and adding more hours as you become comfortable with the position
Hourly wage, well above minimum, established commensurate with experience
Opportunity to drink and learn about lots of great tea!
Comfortable (other than being on your feet a lot) and supportive working environment
Though I do not offer health related benefits at this time, if we can grow enough in the next year or 2, there are definitely ideas in the works. I am open to dialogue about your interests and needs.

Does this sound like you?  Please email resume or statement of qualifications to: info @ traveling-tea.com or come by the shop during business hours to pick up an application.

Darjeeling – end of an era…..

This Sunday 8/6/17 1-4pm – Sampling of some of the last teas out of Darjeeling – and teas from Yanki (the hopeful future for tea).  Open House format, come when you can.

 July 20, 2017 – from Tealet

Over 110 Years – The People Behind Darjeeling Tea Take Their Identity Back with Demand for Gorkhaland

When we started to do work in Darjeeling we had no idea the deep level of politics and corrupt business that was involved in the highly regarded tea. After first learning that we could not find transparency at the estates we became inactive in the region until we connected with a small tea grower cooperative that showed us they could make beautiful tea. This coop is now the future of Darjeeling Tea from Gorkhaland, Yanki Tea.

Young tea buds harvested by Gorkha ladies, members of Yanki Tea

The family and community at Yanki Tea are locals of Darjeeling, or Gorkha. They are the first tea factory to be started by Gorkhas and licensed by the Tea Board of India. They are making orthodox and handmade teas that are spectacular and ready for the market.

Unfortunately, today, they are not making tea. No tea is being made in Darjeeling due to a strike that has been initiated by the general public of the area in solidarity to demand an independent state of India, Gorkhaland. The local people site that the West Bengal government has not properly represented them, has treated them as second class citizens, and has even gone so far as to steal their identity by making Bengali language compulsory. The Gorkha people speak Nepali language.

The local people have stopped working and are protesting peacefully daily. The state has entered security forces to protect the area and has cut off internet connection for the locals. Several innocent civilians have been killed by the hands of government security forces. Please keep our tea making friends in Darjeeling in your hearts during this sad time.

You can read more detail in these two great articles published this week:

Tea Biz “Darjeeling Silence is Deafening” by Dan Bolten
World of Tea “Darjeeling Rise of Gorkhaland” by Jordan Hardin

July 2nd Open House 11am-2pm

hawaiian tea_leaves_black edited 1_600x600_a8b73d210e8933954412a0c84900fad7– Sharing Hawaiian Tea, Nepalese Tea, and More

Kateri will be hanging out at the shop, and sharing the only U.S. grown tea she could get samples of, in celebration of the birthday of our (somewhat) United States.

Lots of other tea sampling throughout the day, maybe some snacks.

Stop by and say “Hi” on your way to or from your weekend festivities!

Earth Day 2017

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Saturday, April 22 -Sunday, April 23, 2017
11 am – 5 pm
Muny Grounds, Forest Park

Come see us in the Farmers’ Market area, for hot and cold tea, looseleaf tea to take home, and hot Kuva coffee

Note: Mallory & Galen will be serving freshly brewed hot and cold tea at Tower Grove Farmers’ Market on Saturday, NO LOOSELEAF, unless you call the shop by 1pm Friday to request something specific.

and, the last few Range Free cinnamon rolls are available at the shop, until all gone!cinnamon-raisin rolls

 

Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo Sunday 4/2 10am-4pm

Come see us this Sunday at the Annual Spring Expo…….

Dear Friends of The Healthy Planet,

We would like to invite you and your friends, family, clients, customers, etc. to our 33rd Natural Living Expo, Sunday, April 2 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves, 63119. More than 70 vendors will be on hand offering goods and services that will help you live a healthier, happier and more sustainable life. Live music, plenty of food, wine and craft beer samples will be available as well as free health screenings and chair massages. There will be a drawing for a $600 getaway to Trout Lodge YMCA of the Ozarks as well as Amtrak train tickets. Hundreds of visitors will receive free Chipotle food cards and the first 500 visitors will receive free reusable tote bags.

You can print these tickets OR, just pull it up on your phone to show at check-in!!
HP Expo Tickets

Update 3/11/17

I apologize for not getting an email out to notify you that we will NOT be at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market today.

Shop IS open regular hours (9am-5pm)

Come in and see our New Floor! IMG_20170223_122039

We are SOOO pleased with it, and the work of Brian at Champion Floor Company who did a great job with our rough and uneven concrete floor. The shop looks so much more like I’d always envisioned…..and could not have afforded without the continuous support of YOU, my regular customers and you sharing the word of mouth about our tiny shop.

Also got another tea rack, so we can (hopefully) make your shopping experience less overwhelming by spreading things out a little more.

In the tea flavors department:

Spring flavors: Cherry Sencha and Cherry Berry Tisane are back; Persian Plum Rose in stock through May-ish. Flavored matchas are back as well (Vanilla, Raspberry, and Blueberry) – save $ – make your own instead of paying Starbucks!   …. [I will be featuring a full range of matcha and other green teas at my class at Missouri Botanical Garden on Saturday morning 3/25 9-10:30am]

We’ve been out of Traveler’s Turmeric blend over the past week (waiting on our ginger shipment, hopefully this week). Also expecting delivery of chufa sedge (aka Tiger Nuts) so I can make new batch of Gwy-u Latte.

Look for new items offered at Tower Grove Market this summer too!

We are Grateful for your continued support!

6 Tea shopping Days….

6 remaining tea shopping days till Christmas….extra shopping hours this week:

Sunday 12/18/16 10am-5pm & Thurs 2pm-7pm, PLUS open till 7pm Tues, Wed, Fri; and 9am-4pm on Christmas Eve

Asian teaware, and tea brewing accessories for the tea lover on your list when you don’t know what they like! (Tea lovers on a budget rarely splurge on teaware for themselves – show them you care!)

Also – the Affordable Luxury of really fine, rare teas, like this Taiwanese Black:

“18 Ruby”18-ruby
You may know Alfredo Lin best for his Zhushan Oolong, or his passion for organic farming (and tea songs). Whatever Alfredo does, he does with a lot of heart.

It’s no different with his newest project – crafting Ruby #18, Taiwan’s most famous black tea.

Alfredo has spent the last few years learning from Master Aones, the eccentric teamaster who popularized Ruby #18. He also converted a depleted, conventional tea field into a gorgeous, organic garden, full of healthy Ruby #18 cultivar plants. These tea plants are some of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen.

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Thanks to these happy, healthy plants, Alfredo’s “18 Ruby” is particularly striking and complex, with notes of cherry, sarsaparilla, and menthol. It’s a bit reminiscent of root beer floats and Cherry Coke… give it a try yourself!

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Also some old & new teas from our favorites: PT Harendong (Bhaozhong Green), Hariyali (Moonshine White & Amber Red), Satemwa Estate (Zomba Pearls and Steamed Green)

We sell in small quantities, making prized teas affordable for All…because Everyone Deserves to Enjoy Good Tea!

Another good reason to…..

Enjoy Tisano Cacao tea…..as if you needed one!

http://tisano.com/cocoa-tea-factor-tops-fluoride-at-deterring-decay/

tisano

Tisano’s single origin Chocolate Tea is the first pure chocolate herbal tea made from the fibrous shell around the cacao bean.  This chocoholics dream come true contains the sweet aroma and rich taste of dark chocolate without the fat or calories, plus magnesium, potassium & vitamin D (that the bean does not have).

 

Butter Beer redux

Due to overwhelming popularity at The Book House book release party in July, we are bringing our version of “Butter Beer” back for Halloween weekend.

Saturday 10/29/16, from 4-8pm only, we will be offering hot or iced Butter Beer, and by request we will have a dairy-free version as well.

"Butter Beer"

“Butter Beer”

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October!

means Pumpkin Ginger Spice tea will soon be available again.

Tower Grove Farmers Market still going, but slowing down as other pumpkintea001
Autumn activities draw the crowds – (I will be on my own a couple of times)

Laumeier Park Harvest Festival on Sunday 10/16 11am-5pm

AND,

a NEW event:

Sunday 10/23/16 Afternoon Tea – Free Style, at Range Free Cafe in Columbia, MO (only 2hrs from St Louis) Seatings available at noon and 2pm. Reservations required, click on the artwork below to make yours! afternoon

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