Many of you know that I spent the winter pulling together a serious loose leaf tea program. We had thought about teas our entire first year, but I was not willing to go the route that most other coffee roasters go, which is to offer some big, commercial pre-packaged tea like Tazo or Mighty Leaf. I have never understood how people who are so serious about coffee, who need to know everything about it and meticulously control its quality, can just turn around and offer the tea equivalent of fast food. You may as well sell Lipton.
So I dug in. I found a knowledgable importer with deep domain expertise and passion for quality, one that treats tea as a seasonal, agricultural product, just as I do coffee. Somebody willing to teach. It was like Karate Kid – wax on, wax off, paint the fence. And while I do yet not consider myself an expert, I’m now smarter than the average bear when it comes to teas. I have been confident enough to come up with our own unique blends, and even reinterpretations of classics. The results are outstanding.
We’ve been adding them to the website one by one. The site is also being updated to have a new section and landing page for teas, so you won’t have just a big long list of teas. That should be available sometime in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, here’s the latest updates, click the image to read about each: