Steven Smith Teamaker Fez Full-Leaf Green Tea, 15 bags
The Fez Green Tea evokes old Morocco and tastes best when shared with close friends lounging on pillows. The packaging invites tea lovers to discover its origin, when and where this tea was harvested, blended and packed. 15 tea bags. Made in the USA.
- Manufacturer: Steven Smith Teamaker
- Includes: 15 bags
- Material: Mao Feng green teas, aromatic spearmint from Oregon and lemon myrtle from Australia
- From a quiet, shady street in Portland, Oregon, comes some of the best tea in the world
- This blend of rare, spring-harvested full-leaf Mao Feng green teas from China is combined with aromatic spearmint grown in Oregon and a hint of lemon myrtle from Australia
- Evokes old Morocco and tastes best when shared with close friends lounging on pillows
- Packaging invites tea lovers to discover its origin, when and where this tea was harvested, blended and packed
- Made in the USA
In 1972, Steve was manager of the first natural foods store in Portland, Oregon, and he and two partners founded the Stash Tea Company, which gradually grew to become one of America’s favorite consumer brands. Stash was acquired in 1993 by Yamamotoyama, the oldest tea company in Japan, and Smith left to pursue a new vision.
Working in his home kitchen, he created a new super-premium brand based on the artful blending of the highest-quality teas and botanicals. The resulting “Reincarnation of Tea” came to be known as Tazo, and Steve its head tea shaman. Parting ways with Tazo in 2006, Smith moved to Avignon with his wife, Kim, and their ten-year-old son. But after a year of their wearing scarves and eating lunch for two hours, the path of tea called them back to Portland.
Inspired by the perfumers of Paris and the fine chocolatiers of Provence, he once again picked up his tasting spoon—a big-bellied, sterling-silver antique found in a stall in Tinsukia, India. Steve uses this spoon daily, to perfect the teas that bear his name. Joined by trusted cohorts from his previous tea adventures, he lovingly crafts each small batch of Smith in his Teaworks atelier, which is where you will most likely find him today.