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

Happy Thanksgiving

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Enjoy!! We are Thankful for all of 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!

Kateri Meyer
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

In commemoration to the 1904 World’s Fair and Expo, and iced tea becoming popularized that summer, in addition to our own Iced Tea Blend, we will be serving a “flight” of teas from around the world.ferris (1)

 

 

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.

 

Updated Shop Hours

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Our current shop hours are Tues 10am-6pm, Wed Noon-6pm, Fri 10am-5pm, and Sat 9am-5pm

Special events, special hours can be found our Calendar/Events Page, and info on the various Markets we attend is HERE.

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!

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PURCHASING POWER!!!!!

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?

Present the card to us wherever we are selling (Markets OR events)
Or you can leave the card on file in our shop, and the value will only be redeemed there.

Chai Ice cream

(by Galen McGreehan)

 INGREDIENTS

2 cups half-and-half
3 large egg yolks
 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon Traveling Tea Chai Spices
*1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (optional)
In a saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring the half-and-half to the scalding point (the milk begins to foam up). Remove from heat.
Meanwhile in a stainless steel bowl beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy (about two minutes).
Gradually pour the scalding half-and-half into the whipped egg yolk mixture, making sure you keep whisking constantly so the eggs don’t curdle. If any lumps do form, strain the mixture first before heating.
Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, cook until the custard thickens enough that it coats the back of a spoon (170 degrees F).
Immediately remove the custard from the heat and continue to stir it for a few minutes so it does not overcook. At this point stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Whisk in chai spices, making sure to break up any lumps that form.
 Cover and let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate the custard until it is completely cold (several hours but preferably overnight).
Transfer the cold custard to the chilled container of your ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once made, transfer the ice cream to a chilled container and store in the freezer. If the ice cream becomes too hard place in the refrigerator until softened.
Enjoy!
*NOTE – I like my chai pretty spicy, so I added another 2 teaspoons of chai mix as well  ground black pepper.  Adjust to your taste before cooling.

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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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!

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