Shakespeare in the Streets – Maplewood

We are excited to be in Maplewood, with this event just down the block from our shop!  It is such a novel and fun idea – and we look forward to learning more about our community via the tale they have created.  Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

shakespeareWe will be open extra hours for all the thirsty theater attendees – and you can take advantage of the extra hours as well.

Friday and Saturday evening the shop will be open till 8pm,

AND we will be open 4pm –  8pm on Sunday 9/18 (as well as serving/sampling teas at a booth right in the thick of things)

Come share in the fun.

Where we will be 9/3/16

While Mallory & Galen will be serving tea at Tower Grove Farmers’ Market this morning, Kateri we be down by the riverfront,  Sharing Good Healthy Teas with the gang from Yoga Buzz and Co.  It is a free event with lots of styles of yoga and other Well-Being resources. We hope you have some time to check it out.

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St. Louis World’s Fare & Heritage Festival

Returning this year, in the World’s Fair Pavilion of Forest Park!

New this year, is a Farmers’ Market area – which is where we will be this Sunday, 8/21/16 10am-5pm, Sharing Good Tea from across the globe.

Click here for more details about the event & a map

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EXTRA! EXTRA! – Butter Beer at Traveling Tea

SHOP TO BE OPEN LATE this Saturday…
Till 11pm SATURDAY 7/30

4pm-11pm, Serving:
Butter Beer & Dragon Milk
[special Harry Potter beverages]
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Get a drink, then head over to
The Book House, for the launch of this new book at Midnight.

Matcha, Matcha, Matcha…

Side by side

Side by side

Our July 4th Matcha tasting was a huge hit, and it was overwhelmingly agreed that our new matchas from Hattori Farms, via Tealet are well worth the extra price.

“I finally found a matcha I like”

and, others said “I’ve never tried matcha because I didn’t realize how easy it is.”

As well as selling Hattori matchas in affordable quantities, we will continue to carry our current organic, premium grade matcha – great for lattes and cooking (though higher quality than common cooking grade).  We served this one at Maplewood’s “Let Them Eat Art” festival on 7/8, and it was a great opportunity to turn more tea drinkers on to the flavor and health benefits of this green wonder [the First Green Drink].

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This photo image by Mallory Stammer

Groundhog Day – Early Spring?!

We in the St. Louis area have been without a local prognosticator for too long. In the spirit of Punxsutawney Phil and Shubenacadie Sam, we are introducing Maplewood Molly.groundhog

Maplewood Molly agrees with her Eastern brothers, predicting an early spring.

To celebrate, and warm you through the remaining weeks of winter, we are offering Buy One/Get One specials in our shop this week only (Tues 10-6, Wed 11-6, Thursday 3-7, Friday 10-5).

Buy a cup of tea, get a 2nd cup of equal or lesser value FREE. Buy 1 or 2 oz of looseleaf tea, get additional 1-2 oz free (equal or lesser value). Limited to stock on hand.

Cheers!

Teas to Schlafly Market

Tomorrow at the Schlafly Winter Market (8:30-Noon) I will have and expanded selection (vs. what I have been bringing to Tower Groves).  Will mostly be 1oz packages, and some 2oz.  Of course, the shop is just a few blocks away for anything else.

Featuring: Aztec Spice (chocolate with chili flakes) and Post Tox (for over-indulgingholiday_thanksgiving_header to come), and 1 or 2 of our Farmer Direct teas – these are really spectacular hand-crafted teas, available in quite affordable quantities.

I will also have a small selection of brewing accessories, and I hope to have a few packages of pumpkin tea, and cranberry spice (if you missed it at Wash U yesterday).

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tea Service 10/2-10/4/15

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

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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.

Tea at the Market – Revised! – Effective Immediately

Now that our shop has been open in Maplewood for 2-1/2 years we’ve noticed sales ofcar 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.

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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.

Tealet Sampling Schedule

Sunday 10/11/15

2pm – Sample Oolong teas 

Grower: Goe Tea, Nantou County, Taiwan

Zhushan Oolong – A floral, fruity tea with savory undertones and a silky but full texture. A great representative of Taiwanese oolong tea, with its layers of flavor and large, full leaves of great quality. Soft but sweet aftertaste and lingering aroma. From Alfredo Lin of Goe Tea. Nantou, Taiwan.   If you wish to order, Pricing: $10/1 ounce, $17/2 ounce, $30/4 ounce

Grower: Mountain Tea, Nantou County, Taiwan

Mountain Milk Oolong – Milk Oolong is a green oolong from Nantou County, Taiwan. The Jin Xuan cultivar, meaning “Golden Lily”, was developed in Taiwan in the 1980s to make a soft and creamy tea. Different cultivars have their own unique qualities.

Scented with natural milk flavor, the tea has a fresh, sweet, creamy flavor and a smooth, full texture. It has the beautiful flowery fragrance that is typical of Taiwanese oolong. The aroma and aftertaste are long-lasting, and there is a soothing cool sensation in the throat.  It is a popular tea for dessert lovers and the tea-drinking sweet tooth! It is also a perfect gift for the novice tea drinker, or to help replace a milk and sugar tea habit.

 If you wish to order, Pricing: $11.50/15gm decorative tin

Grower: PT Harendong, Banten Indonesia

Banten Honey Oolong – A balled oolong with medium oxidation. Fragrant and flavorful, the profile includes a sweet-tart roasted chestnut flavor and a refreshing, cooling mint finish. Because of the semi-ball style, this tea is best experienced over multiple short infusions, with its full complexity and depth unfurling along with the leaves.  If you wish to order, Pricing: $7/1 ounce, $12/2 ounce, $21/4 ounce

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$12 in advance, $15 at the door

Reserve your seat HERE.

In addition to sampling Great teas, you will receive 20% off all purchases made day of the event, as well as a coupon for savings on a future purchase.
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.  

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Upcoming Sampling dates:

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

Sunday 11/08 3pm – Herbal and decaf blends, with a focus on our custom blends

November date tbd – Green teas

Date tbd – Tea & Cheese Pairing at Larder & Cupboard

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