Welcome to our tea shop!
Hi! Come on in and take a look around. You probably would like to see what our teas are like. Well, for starters to see all the names of the teas we have to offer, click on "CATALOG" located in the page headers right next to "About Us". (Or if you are on your phone look in the menu in the upper left hand corner for "catalog".) Or you could just browse around the web shop.
Our teas are all natural, highest quality loose leaf teas from a highly regarded tea blender in Sweden. "Wait! What??" you say. Tea can't grow in Sweden! Its too cold there! And that's true. But our supplier goes to many tea auctions in other places and chooses among the highest quality and best tasting teas from all over the world, from countries that do grow tea.
Some of it is original tea such as Assam, Ceylon, Darjeeling and so on, that you drink either straight or as part of a flavored tea or a blended tea. For example our English Breakfast Classical Blend is a blend of Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka with Assam tea from India, while the Masala Chai is Assam tea with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger pieces, clove, green cardamom and black pepper. Doesn't that sound yummy? Some of the other teas are organic, and/or free trade, some have caffeine and some are naturally caffeine free.
Our teas are smooth and true to taste. Don't get bitter. And because of the high quality a little goes a long way. When you order our tea we'll send along a sample or two of tea for you to try.
You will find steeping guide-lines in the individual teas' sections and on the packages. Its a good idea to not steep your tea too strong, especially in the beginning until you have a good idea of how light or strong you prefer it. Also many of the teas have delicious delicate flavors and those flavors come out more clearly if the tea is not too strong. But if you do like it strong, of course go for it! Just remember the best way to adjust the strength of your tea is not so much by the amount of tea you put in the pot but by for how long you steep it. A level teaspoon per cup should be your basic measure of our loose leaf teas.
You might wonder why do we get our tea from Sweden ? Aren't Scandinavians fanatic coffee drinkers? Well, the truth is many are, but many are also tea fanciers. They like, know and understand about many different teas.
My name is Ulla and you are welcome to contact me with any questions, comments or requests. And we really appreciate your reviews in the web shop!
Our physical location is close to Seattle, on Bainbridge Island, and you are very welcome to visit us. We always have samples of all our teas for you to "nose test" and a daily taste sampling as well.
We are normally open seven days a week and most holidays.
But due to the Corona virus situation we are temporarily closed to help keep everyone as safe as possible, and encourage everyone to stay home as much as possible until we are free to open again.
IF YOU LIVE ON BAINBRIDGE ISLAND OR CLOSE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE, WE ARE HAPPY TO DROP OFF YOUR TEA ORDER AT YOUR FRONT DOOR!
Please call us if you would like more information:
Off hours questions: 206-999-8884
We look forward to meeting you!
Ulla and Carl