Tea Crush

Happy National Hot Tea Month! This seemed the perfect time to confess – I have a new tea crush. Nothing will ever replace my love of an exquisite jasmine brew, but this blend from Steve Smith comes surprisingly close to being on par.  Preserve is a masterful mix of Spring harvested green from China, lemon…

Seattle Tea Pleasing

 A holiday trip to Seattle included a visit to Ballard, a favorite neighborhood featuring fun shops and cafes. Tea tasting at Miro Tea was a perfect way to warm up and relax. Miro offers one of the best selections of teas around and the staff is well versed on preparation and blends.  Enjoy your choice by the cup or…

THE TEA MASTER

If you had to pick a name synonymous with tea enterprises, you’d be hard pressed to find a better one than Steve Smith. A pioneer in blending and packaging and creating a market for fine tea, Steve hails back to the formation of both Stash and Tazo tea companies. His latest endeavor is aptly named, Smith Teamaker, and…