Check the Calendar page for all the updates for Nov & Dec
I’m excited to announce that we are extending the hours every other Tuesday, starting Thanksgiving week – Just in time for last minute Holiday gift and meal needs.
We also have a few extra shop days, including an Open House Sunday after Thanksgiving, Noon-4pm.
The summer Market season is quickly coming to a close – 4 more Tower Grove Markets (including the Harvest Festival on 10/22) and 2 more Maplewood Markets.
Chandler Hill Winery is extending their season by 2 weeks (through 10/30) – I will be there this Sunday 10/16.
I’m starting to hear “Where do we get our tea after the Markets end?”
Besides web/email orders and our selected shop hours, several shops around town carry a selection of our teas (see links at the right)
Also, the Markets never really “end”….they just change locations and frequency….
Maplewood Winter Market will be Sat 11/19 and 12/17, inside the Schlafly Brewery (still outside if weather is nice).
There is also the St. Louis Community Farmers Winter Market (some of the Tower Grove vendors plus a few), held at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Arsenal, just west of Grand on the 2nd Saturday of the month – 11/12 and 12/10. Watch my calendar page as it gets closer for start/end times.
Additionally, our shop is open every Friday evening from 5-7pm. Also some Tuesdays from 11am-3pm. I’m sorting out details to add some extra hours in Nov & Dec for holiday shopping. Possibly an Open House on sun 11/27.
Follow TravTea on Twitter for last minute announcements when I’m going to be at the shop anyway (making or packaging teas).
Thank you for your continued support. I know we’re not always the most convenient place to buy tea….I try to make up for it in carrying only EXCELLENT teas that never disappoint.
EcoBloom indie/green craft event that was scheduled for Sat 7/16 (10a-5pm) in Tower Grove Park HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to heat advisories.
We’ve added a tiny amount of new shop hours (sorry it isn’t more yet).
Every other Tuesday – Jamie will be at shop from 11am-3pmI’ve added it to our Calendar/Events Page
If you have a non-planned event or gift situation and need to get tea, you can try the locations around town that are carrying our teas (see sidebar); or you can email or call Kateri. She can sometimes accommodate your schedule and meet you by appointment.
Thank you for your continued support. It means the world as we continue to build YOUR LOCAL tea shop.
Open House at the new shop location (3006 S. Jefferson, Ste 104 St. Louis, MO 63118) You are welcome to drop in any time from: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
I learned and saw a lot at the World Tea Expo earlier in June. This is an opportunity to share it all with You.
New teas from Japan, India, and Hawaii
New tea brewing accessories
We need YOUR Help as well – Sample new teas (new flavors, and teas from the Amazon!). Help decide what new teas will be brought in over the next few months.
Apologies for my delay in keeping you all up to date. As some of you have already noticed, the shop in Maplewood is no longer open.
This was a decision arrived at somewhat spontaneously. I enjoyed the shop environment for the more leisurely pace of interacting and sometimes chatting with some of you for quite some time over a cup of tea.
Yet, economic realities had to be faced; and then, as I contemplated working at the Summer Farmers’ Markets again, I realized how much joy and vitality I experience interacting with you in that medium.
I remembered how inspired the name “Traveling Tea” and the teapot logo with its hobo bag, just “came to me”, almost unbidden…..and even the slogan “Sharing Good Times – Sharing Good Tea”. (“Traveling Tea”, not “Sitting in a Shop” Tea)
Though it was originally a teashop in Kansas City that generated the idea of a tea business in St. Louis for me, what I was “given” to create is something different.
Bringing tea to you, where you are in your lives and activities; to get quality tea on the menus at venues and events in the area where tea-lovers currently have limited choice. This is my mission. So tea lovers throughout the St. Louis area can truly enjoy healthy, tasty, properly brewed tea while they are sharing good times with friends and family.
Help me spread the word. Tell me where you want to see Traveling Tea. Tell the owners and managers of those places you want to be able to buy/drink Traveling Tea product there.
Together, we can take St. Louis beverage enjoyment to the next level!
Happy Summer 2010
I look forward to seeing you at the Markets
“Traveling Tea”, “Sharing Good Times – Sharing Good Tea”, and the hobo bag red teapot logo are copyrighted by Nature’s Notions, LLC and Traveling Tea.
This is becoming a most satisfying part of my job as the “tea lady”. When a customer asks about something they are looking for, in particular, I set about seeing if I have ready access to it through my distributors. If they don’t have it I start thinking about what I can create that will meet your taste. You get small samples to try before I finalize the blend, though sometimes I will go ahead and order or blend it up if I’ve fallen in love with it myself.
So far I’ve created the “WellBody Ginger Green” for a local acupuncturist who wanted a decaf ginger and green tea blend. Adding pineapple and mulberries to the mix takes the bite out of the ginger with a natural hint of sweetness. I was recently asked to make a caffeinated version which has become the “Travelers Ginger Green”.
Another favorite is the Organic Honey “Show-Me” Rose, made with rose petals from a local farmer. Sweet, delicate, and lovely.
Custom blends are made in small batches and will sometimes only be available seasonally, depending upon the ingredients. Right now I’ve got some strawberries and mint calling for blending to create a taste of summer for a mid-winter pick-me-up.
As of Feb 2010, finally got Pumpkin Ginger Spice tea made from the pumpkins that I got from “Our Garden” farm in New Florence, MO. Have had lots of compliments on it, and a few customers have made it their favorite. It will only be around for as long as I have pumpkin to make it; then you will have to wait till next Fall to get more.