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Category: Coffees & Teas

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August 18 Coffees & Teas

The Art of Modern Tea Ceremony

The ceremony of tea is ancient. Tea ceremony has been delicately woven into history to become an intrinsic part of many different cultures around the world.

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August 18 Coffees & Teas

A Tea that Spans Two Continents

Our story begins in Japan and ends in New York. These two different environments and experiences have been brought together by a passion for tea – Matcha tea, specifically.

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August 18 Coffees & Teas

Looking Beyond the Cup: The World of T2

Tea is more than just a beverage to have with your breakfast. It’s a powerful, ancient commodity that’s been intrinsically involved in many different ethnic cuisines. T2 is all about this. Their mission as an independent tea company is to look beyond the cup and into the lives of the people behind the tea. Let’s begin at the beginning.

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August 18 Coffee Producers

There’s a Ritual to the Path of Enlightenment

We’re always on the path to enlightenment when it comes to our brew. Because we know that you are, too, we get super excited when we can share few and far between meccas of coffee that are so well-known in their area, they are the mainstays. This is one of them.

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August 12 Coffee Producers

How Fresh Do You Think Your Coffee Is?

Our story doesn’t begin with Jack’s Coffee, however. It goes further back than that, to the early 90’s
when Jack’s Coffee founder David Burton saw a need in Auckland for a decent cup of fresh coffee.
This led to the creation of Burton Hollis, a coffee company created by David Burton that would go on
to supply the hospitality industry with fresh coffee beans for 16 years.

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August 12 Coffee Producers

What Does Stumptown’s Million-Dollar Coffee Tastes Like

The Stumptown coffee buyers are called the Green Team members. These people sit down around a
campfire or in the home of a producer and talk about the year’s crop. They have met with these
producers many times because they have slowly been working on building long-lasting relationships.

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June 24 Coffees & Teas

Spilling the Tea on Wellness

Don't you wish that wellness was at the top of the list for all tea boutiques?

There's nothing like knowing that your tea is doing your body a world of good. The perfect combination is when flavor meets with nutrition, creating an outstanding brew that can transform your wellbeing for the better.