2017 Festival Vendors

Come visit the booths of these fine organizations at our 2017 festival.

We like to refer to B. Fuller's as a Modern Herbal Apothecary. Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding in people of the wonders of the plant kingdom through the use of Botanicals in Teas and Tisanes. The company was started four years ago here in Seattle, with a focus on three things: Quality, Sustainability, and Cup Worthiness. We believe that what makes us stand out as a company is our therapeutic herbal Tisane line, and this focus on not only the quality of flavor of the beverage, but on it's healing value to the customer is really key to who we are. Providing a pleasing esthetic experience as well as one with a deeper meaning is the simple goal

We are purveyors of fine Teas & Tisanes, both retail and wholesale. Our Tasting and Blending Laboratorium in Fremont is open for the public to come together, taste, talk and explore.

Come visit us at:
617 N. 36th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

Call us at:
(206) 683-6799


Cha Fine Teas -

We started our loose-leaf tea shop in May 2013 and have not stopped learning about tea since. It's such a great community to be involved in and we absolutely love sharing information about tea with our customers. Come in anytime and talk tea with us. Or come to one of our classes to learn about the basics of loose-leaf tea. We'd also love to do a tea-tasting with you. Learn how to examine the dry leaf, wet leaf, and liquor and discover the intricacies of tea.

No matter why you stop by, we're happy to meet locals and visitors from out-of-town. Welcome to Chá Fine Teas, located in the amazing Pybus Public Market in the absolutely beautiful Wenatchee Valley.

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Founded in 1989, Seattle's own Choice Organic Teas is the leading purveyor of exclusively organic teas, the first company to introduce certified organic and Fair Trade Certified™ teas in the U.S., and the first tea company to earn Non-GMO Project Verification.

We offer more than seventy varieties of quality black, green, oolong, white teas and herbal infusions in tea bags, tea pyramids, and loose leaf.

Our mission is to provide high quality teas while continuing to lead the tea industry towards more social and environmental sustainability with thoughtfully produced, innovative new products and packaging.


Crimson Lotus Tea is a Seattle area puerh tea import and education company run by Glen Bowers, and his wife Dawa Lamu. Glen grew up in Seattle and was a total coffee geek until he found puerh. Lamu is a Tibetan born in the Himalayas and raised in Yunnan.

Puerh tea is the fuel that drives their passions; both literally and figuratively. They exclusively deal in puerh tea and gongfu style brewing accessories. They spent three months this Spring in Yunnan, China sourcing high quality puerh teas. They bring to the festival their amazing stories of tea hunting adventures, photographs of the people who produce these teas, excellent puerh tea, and beautiful tea wares.

They are located in Lynnwood, Washington, and can be reached online.


Come discover tea at Experience Tea® Studio!

In addition to 120 fabulous teas and herbal tisanes for purchase, we offer a full array of Tea Discovery Classes® to help you learn about tea! You can begin with our basic Tea Discovery Class and then enjoy focused tasting classes including: Matcha & Green Teas; Tasting the Oolong Spectrum; Tea & Chocolate Pairing, British Tea Traditions & History; Children's Tea & Etiquette and more! You can even create your own custom tea blend in our Tea Blending Workshops. Fun, taste and discovery for all ages!  We do presentations outside the Studio too--accommodating 50 or more people to taste and learn about tea.
For more information on our teas and classes-visit our website: www.experience-tea.com where you can watch a short video or shop online, or call Roberta at 206-406-9838.

Experience Tea® Studio
195 Front St. N., Issaquah, WA
Open Wed. through Sat. 12 to 6 PM; Sun. 12 to 4 PM.
Phone: 206-406-9838.
We have easy access from I-90 and free parking-come visit!

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Floating Leaves Tea is a Seattle-based tea importer and retailer with a passion for Taiwanese, Japanese and Chinese tea, tea ware, and tea culture. We carry a small selection of teas, each one of which has in some way inspired us. Our teas are seasonal, unblended, and for the most part, single-estate teas.

We focus on selling loose-leaf teas and providing experiences that broaden your understanding of tea. Modeled after the teashops and tasting rooms of Shiuwen's native Taiwan, Floating Leaves Tea is an oasis of good tea and good humor.

Inside Floating Leaves you will always find friendly, knowledgeable staff who are looking forward to showing you new teas, and discovering which Taiwanese Oolongs are your favorites. During our tea tasting hours, advanced tea drinkers can try tasting teas in the traditional "bowl style", or, if you're newer to oolongs you will be introduced to Gong-Fu style tea sampling.


Friday Afternoon is a small family owned, geeky-themed tea company. We specialize in superior quality blends based on a variety of fandoms and nerdy themes. Owner Friday Elliott experiences a rare form of synesthesia (abstract concepts cause her to experience strong flavor profiles), and uses it to develop all her blends. Based on any concept at all, she can create a tea that is perfect for you. Our custom blends make a perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones!


Happi-favros Paper Gifts

Hand made paper party favors and hostess gifts.
Drop by our booth an see our great selection - perfect for that next tea party or event.

You can send all inquiry's about Happifavors paper gifts to happifavors@yahoo.com
or call us at (425) 610-1894

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Harney & Sons was founded in 1983 in Salisbury, Connecticut and is now based in Millerton, New York. Specializing in high-quality loose teas and tisanes, and offer several products that are organic and certified kosher.

Harney & Sons distributes to restaurants, hotels, and specialty shops. Institutions that serve their teas include Barnes & Noble cafés (which offer Harney teas exclusively), Four Seasons Hotels, and the Hotel Affinia in Chicago. A Harney & Sons tasting room, tea shop is located in Millerton, where the company has a factory. On November 16, 2010, the company opened a tasting room in Soho, New York City. The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea, co-authored by Michael Harney (son of company founder John Harney), was nominated for a James Beard Foundation book award in 2009.

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We're passionate about tea.
We are tea enthusiasts who love our daily cups of tea. And we're busy parents who want to enjoy the many health benefits of tea but sometimes have to enjoy our favorite beverage on-the-go. To bring balance to our busy lives and yours, we created LizzyKate to share our favorite teas and some great accessories.

We believe the calming sensation that comes from drinking tea is universal, and that we all need more calmness in our lives. For ourselves, our family and friends, we've tested many types of teas and lots of differing tea accessories to find the best. Believers in the health advantages of the whole tea leaf, we are focusing on stocking our favorite loose leaf tea.

Our Company Name
We noticed that a lot of tea companies have masculine names and we wanted a feminine, yet modern name. So we took two classic names, Elizabeth and Katherine, and modernized them to make LizzyKate. Elizabeth and Katherine are also family names, and we like how the modern combination of these traditional names makes a fun company name for our modern take on the traditional world of tea..

Drop by our booth and learn more.

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The history of MarketSpice® can be traced back to a small tea and spice shop established in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market in 1911. Our retail store is still located in this world-famous location today.

Through the years, we have offered a vast assortment of teas and spices available in bulk form or prepackaged. We are confident that our customers will always find superb quality and freshness in our products.

MarketSpice Cinnamon Orange Tea is our "Signature" blend of black tea with spices and flavorings. Known the world over for its wonderful aroma and natural sweetness, MarketSpice Tea is perfect anytime. Because of its spicy, sweet taste, our tea is also delicious iced. We have added our wonderful cinnamon and orange flavor combination to green, white, red bush (rooibos) and decaffeinated teas allowing our customers to enjoy this flavor in the tea of their choice.

We offer nearly 200 bulk teas as well as several teabag flavors. We continually develop new blends due to customer demand and trends. Our tea blends are made daily in small batches to ensure optimum freshness. In addition to teas, we have a large assortment of spices to suit all your cooking or baking needs and have created many of our own blends including several salt-free seasonings.

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Modern Steep Tea Company features over 100 premium organic loose-leaf teas, from prized single-origin pure leaf teas to dozens of custom artisan blended teas and tisanes.  Additional rare and specialty teas are available in a rotating “Reserves” category wherein tea lovers have an opportunity to experience small batch, hand-crafted teas sourced directly from independent family-owned farms. 
  
Since 2006, Modern Steep (originally founded as Remedy Teas) has been acclaimed as an urban oasis for a new generation of tea lovers. In addition to serving up brewed tea and many tea-infused options like organic smoothies, lattes and specialty drinks, all 100+ teas are available loose leaf at the Capitol Hill location as well as through an online store.  A full line of tea accessories, free wi-fi, healthy and “tempting” foods and snacks serve as great complements to your tea experience when visiting. Modern Steep is also proud to offer several tea-focused educational events and interactive tastings throughout the year.
 
Whether you are an experienced tea aficionado, just curious about tea, or fall anywhere in-between, Modern Steep offers a friendly, down-to-earth approach to enjoying all that tea has to offer. 

Modern Steep is proud to participate in the NW Tea Festival as a method of promoting tea education and a culture of healthful tea in our region. Enjoy the Festival!


We sell tea from origins all over the world and present special tea-related demonstrations, classes, and experiences. Come in for a tasting or to peruse our selection of tea wares. Most of our teas are traditional, single origin, pure teas made from the true tea plant – Camellia sinensis – but we also carry a number of non-tea infusions. Our tea wares range from the basic tools and accoutrements for casual tea making to finely crafted one-of-a-kind antique and artisan-made pieces.

We have just moved from our lovely little shop in Olde Burien, where we spent the last nearly five years, to a new, much bigger and more flexible space in the heart of downtown! We are now across the street from the weekly Burien Farmer’s Market that runs on Thursdays from May through October, Town Square Park, and the Burien branch of the King County Library System. There is free on-street parking throughout the neighborhood. Come check out the new space and have a cup of tea with us!

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Welcome To Ringtons Tea

We are proud to introduce Ringtons teas to the American market, and change the concept of what really great tea is.
Our name is Finest English Tea, Inc. in reflection of the rich tasting, full bodied tea products we sell.  Our selection of Wholesale English Teas include everything from traditional English black teas, green teas, herbals, fruit infusions and more. We also stock a fine selection of ‘teaware’ and other treats to enhance your tea experience. Established in 1907, Ringtons is still a family owned business that started life when Samuel Smith began selling tea from a horse and cart to the households of Newcastle, England. To this day, the Ringtons brand is recognized for it’s excellent quality and consistency.

Drop by our booth during the NW Tea Festival or visit us anytime at our website listed below.


Since 1997, Rishi Tea has been sourcing organic teas and exotic botanicals of extraordinary character.  This mission carries us around the globe every year at peak seasons to work and taste side-by-side with growers in the fields.  Discovering the many hidden gems of their traditional cultures inspires our blends and invigorates our passion for the culinary arts.  With an innovative spirit for trade, travel and study, we welcome you to join us on our botanical journey to leave no leaf unturned.

Drop by our booth and learn more.

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The SÁ family of Japanese gourmet green tea products was launched in 2008 to introduce consumers in the United States to authentic, exceptional-quality Japanese green tea. SÁ green tea is distributed and marketed by Sugimoto America.

"Our mission is to introduce an American audience to the fine taste distinctions among gourmet green teas. Green tea of this caliber adds to the daily experience of a quality lifestyle, much like a fine wine does. Of course, we also want to spread the message about the health benefits of green tea," said President Kyohei Sugimoto, who runs the Seattle offices of Sugimoto America.

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Sponsor BadgeToday, Smacha,Tea Master and C.C. Fine Tea imports, exports, manufactures, grows tea and manufactures tea-ware. We are able to control every aspect of the production process, from care of the gardens, to the firing and brewing of tea. Our organic green teas and organically controlled Oolong tea, White tea, and Black tea, allow us to offer a wide range of tea drinking satisfaction. Our oolong teas, from Fujian province, have won awards in China and in Japan, 2000 to 2002.
We have introduced the revolutionary TeaMaster Smart-Brew Cups. This innovative cup brings out the best in your tea. Enjoy the great fragrance and flavor that lingers on your palate.

Visit our tea retail store - SMACHA - 14603 -5A NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA
(425) 643-2117

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Media Sponsor BadgeTo quench the thirst of consumers who share a love of tea, Tea Time magazine shares inspirational tea-party menus, recipes, and table-setting ideas, tea-focused destinations and events, tea traditions, and much more. With colorful photographs and detailed articles, this magazine is edited for individuals with a taste for elegant entertaining and of course an appreciation for the culture and celebration that surrounds the art of tea.


Teabook counteracts the trend of low quality, ready to drink tea by providing a premium yet convenient experience with delicious, high quality loose leaf tea through a user-friendly e-commerce platform and Seattle tasting studio. Its personal connections with leading Chinese tea suppliers offer the ability to source some of the very best premium tea for a lower price to benefit consumers. Teabook products focus on translating high quality Chinese tea culture to a modern, Western experience, leading tea drinkers of all levels to a calmer, happier life. We pride ourselves in single origin tea grown with passion in traditional regions with no pesticides, additives, or fertilizers.

Visit www.teabook.co/ for more information!

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Wendy Ann Morgan Creations

A Northwest artist, Wendy Morgan carefully handcrafts tea cozies, pot holders and more. Using a wide range of fabric her creations range from traditional to whimsically decorative patterns. Wonderful to own and great as gifts. Come and see her wide selection.

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Patron Sponsor

World Tea Academy offers you the opportunity to achieve tea certification directly from your home or office. Certification can open career opportunities, improve trust with your clients, and increase your industry recognition. WTA is brought to you by World Tea Media with the leadership of well-respected tea educator Donna Fellman and the technical support of some of the industry’s most recognizable luminaries.