The people of Portland never cease to amaze me. I canít think of another city where so many people have found a way to make their passions their careers.
Take Steven Smith, for example. His common name notwithstanding, youíve likely never heard of him –†but you still know him all the same. If youíve drank much tea in the last couple of decades, chances are you have†come across the creations of the founder of both Stash and Tazo tea companies.
Today, Steven Smith continues to follow his passion for tea with his new company, Steven Smith Teamaker. The handmade teas raise the bar to a whole new level with expertly blended batches of very memorable flavors. Each ingredient in every batch of tea made is traced to its origin. All you need to do is reference the batch number on the bottom of your box and visit www.smithtea.com to learn when and where each ingredient was grown.
But donít take my word for it, see for yourself. Smith Teamaker allows visitors to stop by its small production facility in Portlandís northwest industrial area†and watch the tea-makers at work while enjoying a pot of the outstanding tea. If youíre a real tea lover along the lines of Mr. Smith,†consider the opportunity for†your small group to†visit, learn about tea and create a custom blend of your own by the case (be sure to call ahead first).
Smith Teamaker is located at 1626 N.W. Thurman St., 503.719.8752.