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!

Another good reason to…..

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

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

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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).

 

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.

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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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!

Sharing Good Tea in Columbia MO

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!

Gluten & Grain Free Shirley Temple cupcakes          Grain-free pizza (yeast-free, too!)

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.

10 More shopping days…

and we still have lots of tea and accessories, and more for you.

Insulated tea cozies for large pots

Insulated tea cozies for large pots, cat & dog prints not shown

Tickets for Sweet Tooth Tour 2015

Tickets for Sweet Tooth Tour 2015 to stuff their stockings

Puerh Tuo Cha, for the "down to earth" tea drinker

Puerh Tuo Cha, for the “down to earth” tea drinker

Large capsule infuser, for steeping tea, or flavoring soups or stews, or even beer.

Large capsule infuser, for steeping tea, or flavoring soups or stews, or even beer.

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Brown Betty, 2 cup

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Tea Wallet, so you never have to be without quality tea!

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Mug cozy – to keep your tea warm longer

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Container holds 1-2 ounces of tea in style! (Actual tins in stock may vary from shown)

 

and extra shopping hours on Monday and Thursday evenings, plus 9am-5pm on Sunday 12/21398-GRY

Color may vary from that shown here

Color may vary from that shown here

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Works for tea or coffee

Shop Finally OPEN!

BeginningsFINALLY. I guess it always takes about 2 months longer and at least 25% more $ than you expect it to.

 

From this and this

               

to these!

  AND – We’ve got a great staff to assist you wherever we are!

Now we can get back to stocking teas and accessories, and coming up with more ways to help you Share Good Times with Good Tea.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

 

 

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!

Shop Status Update

Though we are not yet officially open, yesterday was our first event in our new shop location at 2707 Sutton Blvd in Maplewood – The 4th Annual Maplewood Coffee Crawl [I always forget to take pictures!!]

 

600 people were registered, and I know we saw many of you!  The flow of tea sampling was pretty constant from 8:15-12:30.  THANK YOU!  and thank you SO much for your warm welcome to the neighborhood.

We are still waiting for installation of sinks, and have some finish painting etc to complete, as well as final inspections.

We’ll be sending out an email as well as updating Facebook and Twitter as opening day gets close.

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In the meantime, look for us in the Farmers Market area at Earthday by the Muny in Forest Park on Sunday 4/21

AND/OR attend our food and tea pairing at Something Elegant Catering on Tuesday 4/16.  Tea/Food Pairing event details

Attendance is limited to 25 guests and we are more than half full at this point – so don’t delay.  Recipes and tips for cooking with tea will be shared freely.  Call me or email to reserve your spot  314 477 8516 or kateri @ traveling-tea (dot) com

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