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:
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.
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!
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!
Enjoy Tisano Cacao tea…..as if you needed one!
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).
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.
NOTE: This Saturday at Tower Grove Market, Galen & Mallory will ONLY be SERVING tea (I will return with our regular Market booth on 10/10)
I will be serving tea in the Food Court at the Best of Missouri Market from Friday evening through Sunday evening. Additionally, I will be serving KUVA coffee AND chai hot chocolate
These are the teas we will be serving at TGFM & Best of MO (all teas available hot or iced):
Breakfast Assam, CTC cut OG/FT
Pinhead Gunpowder Green OG
Citrus Soother OG
Mallory will be serving and selling Mauhaus No6 at Pets in the City “Dogtober Fest” on Fri 10/2 4-6pm PLUS previewing this year’s Pumpkin Ginger Spice (taking pre-orders) AND Dark Chocolate Mint (she may have some packages of this for sale…otherwise it will not be available until late October or early November.
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.
(by Galen McGreehan)
or Sencha? or Jasmine? With multiple offerings for some of our teas you may be puzzling over which one you may like best. If you would like to try a sampler (1/2 oz of each) please email for pricing.
As a point of reference though….
For the Earls – Earl with White Tips has the strongest floral/bergamot flavor and the Teatulia Earl of Bengal has the lightest hint of floral, with the Organic Earl Grey somewhere in between.
The closest thing to “local” I have found so far. What I currently have is the last of what is available from Hawaii until later in the summer.
A lovely black tea grown on the volcano of the Big Island. It has the properties of an earthy oolong, which means it can be resteeped multiple times and the flavor changes with each steep, taking you deeper and deeper into the essence of the plant itself.
Another remarkable property of this tea is that it does not get bitter if left in the pot. I like to brew it in a french press, adding water as I empty it, and enjoying it all afternoon.
This tea would make a lovely special gift for the tea lover in your life. With the benefit of multiple steepings, the 1/2 oz package can produce at least 24 cups of tea.
Its flavor would go well with meats and savory foods. Give it a try for your next special gathering.
p.s. – I might get some of the fresh tea leaves later this summer. I’m told they have a bitter flavor and lend a wonderful accent to salads and cooking. Do let me know if you would be interested in trying this delicacy.
I’ve been listening to your requests and have just gotten a shipment of new tea flavors.
I’ve found more organics with yummy flavors. Some of the new teas may be ready for the 3/14 market at St. John’s; and I’ve got more surprises in store for the 3/28 market at Schlafly.
Attendees of the High Tea at Local Harvest Cafe will have the pleasure of experiencing teas that definitely won’t be available until 3/28, including a preview of one that will be offered iced this summer at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market.
Looking forward to seeing you at the next market.