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!

Short Notice for weekend tea sharing, and meet & greet….

5/13/16 Special Notice:

Saturday, at Tower Grove Farmers Market:
Rie Tulali, from Tealet (our Farmer Direct tea source) will be helping out in our booth, and cupping some Tealet teas.  Rie is fresh from her recent trip to Taiwan and China, meeting with farmers and learning and sharing about tea production. You want to take this opportunity if you can.
We will also be serving some of their teas that we carry [Houjicha toasted green tea from the Kinezuka family in Japan; and Black Beauty Orthodox Assam from Heritage Tea Estates].

Then, this Sunday 5/15/16, at 2:30 in our shop, we will have an extra special cupping session of several new teas that we are evaluating to possibly carry….”extra special” because Rie will still be with us, sharing her expertise and knowledge*….all for the usual price of $12 per person (includes 20% discount off of tea purchases made that day).  *Note, we will sadly not have the elaborate setup shown in this photo of Rie
Seating limited to 8 guests. Click here to prepay and reserve your seat.

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!

Notes and reminders….

We will be serving Pumpkin Ginger Spice this Saturday at Market….may have a few packages for sale.  We launched our first batch at Schlafly Pumpkin Festival on 10/17/15 and sold out.  Pre-order now to be sure you get some. 20151029_165556

Saturday (Halloween), we will have a limited number of gluten/grain-free (and vegan!) cupcakes from Range Free available for sale at the Tower Grove Market and our shop. Flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and/or her most popular  (so far) lemon tiger cupcakes.

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Many new Tealet (Farmer Direct Trade teas) will be arriving in our shop soon

Our Next sampling session will be Sunday, 11/8/15 3pm (note the later time), we’ll be tasting and discussing several of our custom herbal blends, some other decafs, and varied health benefits.

The next Tealet sampling will be of green teas, including some from Malawi. Sunday 11/15/15 2pm

Tasting sessions are: $15 at the door, $12 prepaid in advance (click here to prepay) ….includes 20% off any purchase made that day

 

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.

Saturday June 20th Events

This Saturday is a busy day for us:

Galen will have a selection of our teas and sampling at 2015_ghlogo_wdate

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NEW location: 

Butterfly House & Faust Park 
(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 8am-5pm

10th Anniversary Festival 8am-5pm

 

 

 

 

 

 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.

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Then join us for “Name That Tea” as we are a Shuffle stop for:

Maplewood Shuffle Stop 4:30-7:00pm

Maplewood Shuffle Stop 4:30-7:00pm

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.

Activities include:

  • 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.

Updated Shop Hours

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Our current shop hours are Tues 10am-6pm, Wed Noon-6pm, Fri 10am-5pm, and Sat 9am-5pm

Special events, special hours can be found our Calendar/Events Page, and info on the various Markets we attend is HERE.

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!

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Shop Status – Take 3

Sinks are delivered, plumber scheduled for next week.  Extra electric has been installed to handle busy brewing needs.  We still need a wall separating food prep from walkway to bathroom, and I have to finish painting the floor.

Have hired some extra staff, and wonder of wonders, they can all get together at the same time for a tea sampling and orientation!

Our target OPEN date right now is Tuesday 5/14…..Taste of Maplewood is Sat 5/18, and we really want to be open for you then – as a respite from crowds and heat or chill with a refreshing cup of tea.

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce has scheduled our ribbon cutting for Tues 5/21 at 5:15 pm – Please join us for that!

Meanwhile – the “tea shop that travels” will be at opening day of Tower Grove Farmers Market on Sat 5/4 from 8:00 am-2:00 pm with some new brewing options, and perhaps a new flavor of tea to refresh you!

Looking forward to Sharing Good Tea with our friends – both old and new!

About Traveling Tea

Selling loose leaf teas and freshly brewed tea at events and venues in the St. Louis Missouri area

We feature a wide variety of teas from India, China, Japan, and wherever else the best quality teas and herbal tisanes come from.  The majority are organically grown and fairly traded. 

Look for us at the Tower Grove Farmers Market starting on 5/9/2009.  We will be there most Saturdays serving 2 or 3 varieties of iced tea as well as freshly brewed hot tea (brewed while you shop).  www.tgmarket.org

You can now have a cup of tea with your morning crepe, or other market goodies!

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