2pm – Sample Green, Yellow, and Pu’ehr teas
Grower: Obubu Tea Plantation, Kyoto Japan
Sencha of the Spring Sun – this year’s picking from an enthusiastic young grower taking on the old world traditions. If you wish to order, Pricing: $13/1 ounce, $21/2 ounce, $39/4 ounce
Grower: Teaneer, Nilgiris India
Biodynamically grown Yellow Tea – Yellow teas are still very rare in this country, AND Bio-dynamic practices make it even more unusual! Available only in 15gram decorative tins for $14.25
Grower: Li Family, Yunnan China
Sticky Rice Sheng Pu’erh (If you love pu’erh, or have been afraid to try it, this one is amazing)
“…This sheng puerh is then blended by hand with a local herb called nuo mi xiang, or “sticky rice fragrance”, in the style of the local Dai Minority”
If you wish to order, Pricing: $14/1 ounce, $23/2 ounce, $40/4 ounce
$12 in advance, $15 at the door
Reserve your seat HERE
Due to the handcrafted nature of these teas, you will be sampling several infusions of each tea; experiencing the nuances of each steep, and enjoy tea the way the tea spirits intended.
Upcoming Sampling dates:
Sunday 9/13 2pm
Blacks and Reds
Grower: Hariyali Cooperative, Ilam Nepal
Grower: The Lochan Family of Doke Tea, Bihar India
Doke Black Fusion
Grower: PT Harendong, Banten Indonesia
Sunday 10/11 2pm
Grower: Goe Tea, Nantou County, Taiwan
Grower: Mountain Tea, Nantou County, Taiwan
Mountain Milk Oolong
Grower: PT Harendong, Banten Indonesia
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!
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.
This Saturday is a busy day for us:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(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 – 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.
Then join us for “Name That Tea” as we are a Shuffle stop for:
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.
- 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.
It was a record setting year for Christmas in the Kitchen, $8,216 donated to Annie Malone’s Childrens Home + gifts for the children
Thank you to all who shared in this event….and, if you’ve never been able to join us here is a taste:
From all of us
With Warmest Wishes for your Holidays!
Your continued patronage was/is the greatest gift you could give to us this Holiday season (and throughout the year).
We realize we cannot be all things to all people (there are too many flavors of tea!) and when you return again and again, and tell your friends about us, it means the world to us.
May you receive all you need and hope for in your lives over the next weeks
and in the New Year.
With the Spirit of Tea,
Kateri, Galen, Hannah, Joseph, Mallory, and Wintaye
and we still have lots of tea and accessories, and more for you.
As we enter our 6th Holiday shopping season and our 2nd with a retail location, I am most Thankful for all of you who make the choice to purchase your tea from me, at Markets and events, our shop and on-line.
It has not been an easy time to start and maintain a business. When I started in 2009 the “mall stores” were pretty much the only option for looseleaf tea drinkers, and if you wanted “organic” – forget it. Now, there are lots of on-line options and more and more stores are carrying a wider variety of teas.
We strive to continue bringing you high quality at affordable prices.
Your continued support has allowed me to create a nearly full-time position for Galen, and supplement incomes for several other employees.
When you enjoy our tea, please feel our gratitude with every sip!
Galen, Hannah, Joseph, Mallory, and Wintaye
Check the calendar for scheduled events and extra shopping hours for the next few weeks.
Remember, you can order on-line from us too.
We are looking forward to serving tea at the 1st Annual World’s Fare Heritage Festival and Games Sept 12-14, 2014
The event organizers are also looking for more volunteers to assist in the event. Click the link if you want to aid in the success of this inaugural event celebrating St. Louis history & the arts.
Our current shop hours are Tues 10am-6pm, Wed Noon-6pm, Fri 10am-5pm, and Sat 9am-5pm
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!
If I offer you $3 for a $2 bill will you take it?
That is the idea behind our “Purchasing Power Program” cards. Your advance purchase gives BOTH of us purchasing power. You get more for your money each time you visit, and in turn, we get much needed capital to stock the shop.
Purchase this card for $20
YOU Get $30-$40 of purchasing power for only $20
Card has a total of 10 stars or symbols (cost to you = $2 per star/symbol)
Each time you shop with us one star or symbol will get “punched” and you will receive at least $3 off your purchase that day
$3 value for each STAR
Special symbols (bus, bicycle, cat, snowflake) are each worth $5 if you qualify as follows:
Bus – Did you ride the bus today? show us your bus pass or bus ticket for that day
Bicycle – Is your bike outside?
Cat – Are you wearing a Tenth Life button, tee shirt, or hoodie?
Snowflake – Is it raining or snowing when you come in to shop?