The single seed of thought was planted in Japan. Sitting in observation of the tea ceremony, cha noyu, we were struck by the honor and celebration surrounding tea. The movements, concepts and devotion to tea were captivating and novel to American coffee drinkers.
Years later, this experience was reawakened. While traveling domestically, we rediscovered the pleasure of quality tea properly prepared and shared with others.
As we began to make tea a part of our lifestyle we were frustrated by the difficulty in finding quality tea, as well as with the myriad of misconceptions about tea, its history, properties and preparation.
Inspired by the opportunity to share our newfound love of tea, we forged our venture, The Tea Smith. We emulate Old World craftsmanship, using the finest teas. Our goals are simple:
- Provide artisan-quality loose-leaf teas and accessories
- Provide accurate information about tea
- Provide enhanced enjoyment of Life through tea
Everyone at The Tea Smith works to make these goals a daily reality. We maintain a variety of fresh teas. Every employee participates in continuous education so that questions are answered accurately. Perhaps, most importantly, we listen to our customers because they will write the rest of the story. We're right here: firstname.lastname@example.org.