Fall Teas, Special-teas, and Butter Beer

Pumpkin Spice

By Kateri Meyer

As weather starts to cool, match your longing for a cozy, warming beverage with your goals for a healthy you and a Healthy Planet with teas free from pesticides and additives. For your health and safety, and that of tea workers across the planet, 90% of the teas we offer are grown using organic practices and many are certified organic.

Tea has been drunk for over 4000 years – as medicine, as food, and for pleasure. We proudly access this age old heritage – offering a selection of handcrafted Farmer Direct teas such as Amber Red, or Zomba Pearls; created by small farmers in Africa and Asia striving to create livelihoods for their families and communities.

Special, seasonal flavors start making their appearance in our shop in October & November. Local pumpkins, roasted and dried, form the base of popular limited edition Pumpkin Ginger Spice blend; and Big Al’s Apple blend includes Joe Ringhausen Orchard apples. November sees the return of favorites: Dark Chocolate Mint and Aztec Spice.

Thanks to continued community support we’re able to reduce pricing on staple morning teas, such as English, Irish, and Scottish Breakfast blends, as well as organic matcha. Consider planetary health, by bringing your own container to have filled.

Other popular cool weather teas: a variety of spiced chai blends; and harder to find toasted or smoked teas such as Genmaicha, Houjicha, Russian Caravan; and our latte inspired custom blend with Guayusa: “Gwy-u-latte”. Always chocolate…various blends with or without caffeine, even pure chocolate – the hulls.…Did you know that Tisano Cacao, the fibrous shell of the cacao bean, contains magnesium, potassium and vitamin D?

New to tea? Let us show you how simple it can be. If you don’t have time or inclination to brew your own, we sell cups “to-go”, including cream teas steeped in coconut milk, and matcha (powdered green tea high in chlorophyll and antioxidants). BRING YOUR OWN CUP and get $1 off your drink.

Fall events and opportuni-teas:
Sunday 10/16 sampling teas at Laumeier Park Harvest Festival. Sunday 10/23 Range Free/Gluten Free English-style Afternoon Tea in Columbia Missouri. Also, overwhelmingly popular in July, we will again serve Harry Potter inspired “Butter Beer” at our shop from 4pm-8pm on Saturday 10/29 (including a new, dairy free version).

Kateri Meyer,
Traveling Tea
2707 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, MO 63143