Small Business Saturday & Holiday Shopping

New! Regular shop hours every Monday 10am-5pm for your shopping & tea-to-go convenience.

We will have other extended days & hours in December – Check our Calendar/Events page for specifics

In addition to having several holiday teas for sampling and ready to drink (on the go), for special treat(s) for Small Business Saturday we are bringing in Holiday Spiced Scones from Queens Ccinnamon rollsuisine; and for Gluten-free* and Top 8 Allergen* Free treats we will have cinnamon-raisin rolls and mini-cupcakes from Range Free (in Columbia), and Autumn Spice mini cupcakes from Prioritized Pastries [many of the treats will be available for purchase already on Monday 11/20/17]

AND we will be making our popular Harry Potter inspired Butter Beers to order (regular, dairy-free and/or caffeine-free).  We look forward to seeing you!

*While we are talking about allergens, did you know that most of our flavored teas are gluten and soy-lecithin free? Our pumpkin ginger spice blend has zero flavorings – only roasted pumpkin and spices. TEA SAFELY!

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Pu-erh & Dark Tea Sampling Session, 1-4pm Sunday 12/3/17

ALL SEATS FILLED!

Puer, or pu-erh, dark tea made exclusively in the Chinese province of Yunnan, has been made for centuries and recently popularized in America and the world through media like tea blogs, food articles, and even fictional books like Lisa See’s, “Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.”

Attend our tasting for the opportunity to:shou2

  • taste higher quality pu-erh than normally found in the US market
  • learn about processing of this tea and its unique qualities
  • purchase some of these for yourself

As “Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” brings China and puer to a wider audience,we will sample a few teas from the location the book is centered on, Nánnuò Mountain.

Not like your Earl Grey or breakfast blends, or even wulongs (aka oolongs), pu-erh is indeed a tea of its own.

Taste, ask, and learn, as we show you how easy it can be to enjoy quality tea.notThatFunny

Sampling and discussion of pu-erh and other dark teas led by Eric Glass. [Actual tasting session from 1-3pm, with time for shopping after]

Never a coffee-drinker, Eric became interested in tea after a trip to England introduced him to English Breakfast and, thereby, launched a continuing study of tea already ten years strong today.  Aged and dark teas, such as heicha and puer, are among the tea types he enjoys most. He has spent a great deal of time in self-study and reaching out to the larger tea community, as well as traveling to places of origin to experience tea making first-hand.

Reserve your seat here, or call shop 314 647 8832

Butter Beer back for Halloween

“Butter Beer” is back for Halloween month, available on select days: Sat 10/14 and 10/28, and on Tuesdays when Kateri is in the shop….and Halloween is a Tuesday This year, Yay!

Hot or iced Butter Beers all made to order, and a dairy-free option is available as well.  This is our own original recipe, and it contains tea, of course (thus does have caffeine). We have now figured out a caffeine-free version too.

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“Butter Beer”

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July 2nd Open House 11am-2pm

hawaiian tea_leaves_black edited 1_600x600_a8b73d210e8933954412a0c84900fad7– Sharing Hawaiian Tea, Nepalese Tea, and More

Kateri will be hanging out at the shop, and sharing the only U.S. grown tea she could get samples of, in celebration of the birthday of our (somewhat) United States.

Lots of other tea sampling throughout the day, maybe some snacks.

Stop by and say “Hi” on your way to or from your weekend festivities!

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.

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.

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!

New shop – 2707 Sutton Blvd – Maplewood

3/26/13 – Update

We are about 95% finished with painting the walls. Plumber has installed floor drain and roughed in the drains. Sinks are ordered.
We WILL be serving tea samples at the Maplewood Coffee Crawl on Sat April 6, 8am-1pm. Full open and able to sell date is yet to be determined.

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We hope some of you can join us at Something Elegant Catering, 2200 Yale Avenue Maplewood on Tues 4/16 for tea and food pairing. 3 course tasting with cocktails & mocktails + truffles from Oh Sheila! Limited to 25 guests, $30/person Reservations required – Call 314-781-7722
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I welcomed Home Wine Kitchen to the Traveling Tea Service family, and FORGOT to also Welcome Pie Oh My!
Jane started serving some of our tea in February, dine in or to-go [Scottish Breakfast, Maple Honeybush, Meeting of the Mints, AND Wuyi Oolong].  You KNOW you Want a piece of Pie!