New Tea Service Review Campaign
Due to a recent disappointing experience, and because there are so many teas available and it is impossible for Traveling Tea to provide everything to everyone, and in keeping with our motto: “Sharing Good Times ~ Sharing Good Tea©”, I’ve decided to start a review of tea service at local restaurants and cafés.
It is the least I can do, to aid my customers (and other tea drinkers) to have the best experience possible when Traveling Tea is not being served.
I have devised “star award” criteria, and as I make my way through various establishments, the findings will be posted on this “Tea Service Reviews” page. I invite YOU to email your experiences and findings to me as well, so we can create a more comprehensive list. [You can also post on our Facebook page and I will transfer the details here.]
I award stars based upon the following criteria:
*Loose leaf (vs. bagged…..there are some better brands of bagged teas, and they will get their star for that if appropriate)
*Brand Selection, e.g. organic/fair trade/good reputation of company (environment and people)
*Description/Variety of teas (is there a “tea menu”; how are the teas described? And what sort of choices do you have?)
*Presentation & Steeping method (cup or pot on table, appropriate water temp)
*Value (can you get add’l cup? resteep)
5 STARS means they give comparable attention to their tea, as they do their coffee and/or wine (relative to the establishment)
It is my hope that as we, together, put attention on communicating our desire for the same quality of product that is given to coffee and wine connoisseurs (and appreciating those who DO provide it), we will encourage more establishments to “step up their game”.