2018 Festival Vendors

Come visit the booths of these fine organizations at our 2018 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

Today, 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.


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.


Since 2000 - The Chado Tea Room is the tea shop that has revolutionized tea drinking in the Los Angeles area. And now, through chadotea.com, tea drinkers across the globe have access to the over 300 different types of specialty teas that are available in our Chado Tea Rooms.

With one of the largest selection of Specialty Teas and exclusive tea accessories, Chado, whether in the shop or on line is a tea lovers' paradise.


Choose one of our exquisite blends, or blend your own. Brew and sip. Step into a moment or two of quietness. Add a delectable morsel of freshly prepared in-shop bakery treats. Add a friend. Find a gift pack of loose leaf tea for tea loving friends. Peruse our shelves for unusual tea pots and sets, tea accessories, supplies, table décor, aprons, and just plain fun things like crocheted finger puppets for children’s playtime.

A love of refined and exotic teas launched a dream. Just as a museum curator selects fine art, as an atelier displays fine goods, Chariteas set upon a pathway to personally source and supply unique teas from around the world and formulate blends for anyone sharing a love of tea.


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.

In a rapidly changing world, timelessness has become a rare virtue, and a seemingly impossible feat. In a world full of shortcuts and compromise, Denong Tea seeks out the timeless. In 1998, their parent company Denong Tea Company first started conducting tea-related trade in Yunnan Province, China. In 2005, they expanded and began manufacturing, storing, trading and auctioning Pu-erh tea. They were soon awarded numerous accolades after quickly earning the respect of both their customers and peers in the Pu-erh tea industry. After the company’s success in China, Denong Tea opened up additional branches in Hong Kong and Taiwan. All throughout the world, the name Denong has come to represent an assurance of quality and dignity. Denong Tea Inc. was established as its US branch in 2012, and was officially launched in March 2016. Since then, they’ve dedicated themselves to sharing the miracle of Pu-erh with an American audience.
They have opened the flagship store in Pasadena on 11/11/2017. 
Store address: 482 S. Arroyo Parkway #108, Pasadena, CA 91105.

Divine Specialty Teas is a merchant importer, custom formulator and private label manufacturer of specialty premium teas and we blend and pack teas for many national and international brands.


The Elmwood Inn Fine Teas story began in 1990 when Shelley Richardson opened a tea room in the Civil War village of Perryville, Kentucky - just as the American tea renaissance was about to awaken. For the next 14 years, Elmwood Inn developed an international reputation as one of America's favorite locations for a traditional afternoon tea. Bruce and Shelley Richardson chronicled their life in tea through three books and eventually launched a tea importing and wholesale packaging company - Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. After serving thousands of guests, the tea room closed on July 31, 2004 in order for the family to focus on their expanding tea and publishing businesses.

From their new Danville, Kentucky facility, Elmwood Inn Fine Teas imports, blends and packages teas for hotels, retailers, gourmet grocers, restaurants, tea bars, coffee shops and museums across North America, while Benjamin Press is now the largest publisher of tea books in America.

Being long-time educators, the Richardsons felt the need to share their tea talents with eager students. Since 2000, over 400 aspiring tea entrepreneurs from across the world have attended their annual TEA MasterClass. These seminars, combined with the 14 tea books they have now authored on the subject, continue to inspire tea professionals wordwide. Meet the Richardsons at these events.

The Chai We Brew Today Is Part Of An Ancient Herbal Remedy...

Chai originates from a medicinal tradition that began in India over 5,000 years ago. Throughout the beautiful lands of India, chair spices are plentiful and known for their ability to heal the body.

200 years ago, the healing spices found their way into hot cups of black tea. Tea was beginning to be grown in abundance in the lush mountains of India during British occupation. Black tea is known for its uplifting abilities and its high antioxidant content. It added a delightful twist to the herbal blend and has become a beloved drink around the world. 

We started out by perfecting a one-cup recipe with fragrant herbs, traditional black tea, and golden evaporated cane juice reminiscent of honey.

Today we brew our chair in small craft batches, bottle our product in recyclable containers, compost all of our spices, choose non-GM and fair trade ingredients, and contribute to organizations that protect Earth’s natural forests.


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!


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.

Over 20 years ago, pharmacist Georg Kroll founded the company FLORAPHARM® with the sale of eight teas.  Since then FLORAPHARM®, now based in Schesslitz, Germany, has grown to offer about 1,000 teas.

Tea lovers want to have flawless products. The combining of reliable high quality and product innovation has been a major factor of our success. As a measure of our quality, we have consistently received awards in all of the recent thirteen North American Tea Championships.  

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!

Friends of Fire is a wood-fired ceramic art collective with a mission to share and educate on our devotional practice of working with the elements. Our passion for working with clay and fire manifests as a community based, collaborative exercise that yields a variety of uniquely beautiful objects. These clay objects have been alchemically changed through the firing process, and are imbued with the energy of the fire as well as that of the firing crew. The wood-fire process is a prime example of what can be accomplished when a group of people come together to achieve a shared goal, and in doing so we all become a part of something that is larger than anyone of us. Through this we live in the heart of collaboration, and thus empower one another to achieve our collective goals as well as personal goals.

Happi-favors 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

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.


We are a bridge between tea lovers, tea businesses and tea educators.
A portal to the world of tea and a place to learn something new about tea every day of the year.

Drop by our booth an learn more.

ITO EN (North America) Inc. was founded in May 2001 with the mission of introducing ITO EN's line of green tea products and establishing a culture and interest in authentic green tea in the United States and beyond. In order to accomplish these goals, the company developed a three-tier strategy, simultaneously entering the beverage wholesale, retail, and restaurant industries.

The breadth of ITO EN (North America) Inc. is increasing through the development of new beverage and loose leaf tea products, the expansion of its distribution network to a national level, and the growth of its ecommerce operations. With the attention of industry, the media, and the public, ITO EN (North America) Inc. is well on its way to making green tea a true part of the new American culture.


Jade Chocolates is a specialized company that creates Artisan Chocolates blended with teas, spices & tropical fruits from Asia & the Pacific Islands

We are a small batch chocolatier established in 2008 and have received numerous awards for our products including a double-gold international win for our Genmai bar. 

Please visit our booth at the NW Tea Festival. If in San Francisco, CA - visit our store located at 4207 Geary Blvd or visit our website any time at the address below


Japanese Green Tea Company (1-800-380-7030) sells authentic, healthy Japanese Matcha & Green Tea harvested in sugarcane soil. Our tea is the Winner of Global Tea Championship, 2017 and Japanese National Tea Award in 1974, 1975, 1979 and 2010.
We believe that the best tea begins with high-quality dirt. Through the Chagusaba method, the farm carefully cultivates crops of thick grasses around their tea trees so that they provide added nutrients directly to the soil as a compostable blanket every winter. The farmers also collaborate with researchers from Shizuoka University to study soil and the impacts that its sweetness has on the taste of the tea it cultivates.
This labor-intensive process protects plant delicate roots while giving each tree the nutrition it needs to grow, ensuring that only the best leaves make it into their tea. This longer processing leads to a bolder flavor filled with the health-enhancing amino acid Theanine with smoother mouthfeel, and a subtle hint of sweetness and far less astringency.

The Japanese tea shop Jugetsudo was started in 1980 by Maruyama Nori, the nori (dried seaweed) merchant that was founded in 1854. More than 160 years of tradition and experience pursuing the highest quality ingredients along with the spirit of “Cha-Zen” promise an enjoyable fragrance of tea that will stimulate your senses while providing a sense of comfort.
Jugetsudo opened a tea shop in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter of Paris in 2008. Our authentic Japanese tea has been well received among the people in Paris, the connoisseurs of good food.
Jugetsudo has just started reaching out to the customers in the U.S. The Portland Japanese Garden is now serving our tea at their newly opened tea room, called Umami Cafe and their gift shop also carries our products.

Jugetsudo means “the place from where one looks at the moon.” When we look at the moon, we become humble and truly appreciate its eternal beauty. Jugetsudo would like to offer the bounty of nature through our high-quality tea in a humble and honest way.


JusTea is a farm-direct tea company partnering with small-scale Kenyan tea farmers. We offer a wide-range of delicious and all-natural Kenyan "teas with a story.
We will be featuring our unique Purple Tea line at the festival. We offer loose leaf or pyramid bag packaging and all our special tea tins come with a spacil hand-carved Kenayn tea-spoon.


A British Isles Bakery

Lá Liath, pronounced la lee-ah, is Irish for "grey day." The name was chosen to reflect the usual Seattle weather, as well as to create a place where people could come to escape those grey days with a pastry and a cup of tea.

Bakery owner Marenka, pronounced Ma-zhen-ka, has a love for all things tea and pastry, as well as her partner, cat, and cookbooks. She hopes that everyone can find something they like to eat at her bakery!

The focus is on baked goods from the British Isles, such as scones, tarts, shortbread tea cakes. Many of the items come in a variety of flavors and are easy to handle while walk around or with a cup of tea in hand.


Our Vision
Labrang Tea Traders is committed to satisfying our customers with high quality products and artisanal blends. We strive to promote health and prosperity through drinking tea. Fueled by a passion for social and environmental justice, we seek to provide customers as well as tea producers with a better life.

"Tea For A Better Today"
We believe in tea as a way of life. They should enhance your day, and provide whatever is needed. From a swift caffeine jolt to rustle you out of bed, to a calming herbal tea to wrap your hands around in the evening. Whatever your need, we want to be able to provide you with the best quality tea available.

Drink To Your Health
The health benefits of tea are numerous; the taste, amazing. And you know that with every sip you're supporting good wages for farmers, sustainable agriculture, and a small family-based business. That's something to drink to.

Quality of Loose Leaf
Grown in the world's finest tea gardens, our loose leaf teas are made from high-grade tea leaves that unfurl when brewed. The result is a superior tea drinking experience: layered, rich and smooth.

Farming appropriately in accordance with the environment and surrounding organisms is essential for continuing the productivity of our land. We seek farms with sustainable agricultural practices to ensure the future of the world's tea.

Organically Grown Ingredients
Farmers who grow organically take steps to nurture the soil and conserve water. They rely on natural farming techniques and avoid chemicals additives to encourage health and safe farms.

Fair Trade
Every cup of tea matters more than you think. Your everyday purchases, like your daily cup of tea, can help farmers get better prices to help support their families, and keep kids in school.

Eating allergen free is a lifestyle we began over 15 years ago as a young family with the birth of our older daughter, who has multiple food allergies including the top 8 – wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, peanuts, fish and shellfish, as well as corn, rice, yeast and potatoes, among others. Our other three children also have allergies to nuts, eggs and seafood.

Recipes were born of necessity when we discovered that all the usual ingredients for gluten free goodies were also allergens to us. With a desire for inclusion and a taste for sweets, I looked to my Asian roots, experimenting with ingredients atypical to the Western palate to invent our cakes and cookies. I continue to experiment with new ingredients and play with old recipes to expand our offerings. We find our baked goods tempting and tasty and hope you do too!


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.


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.


After extensive travel and study in tea production and culture, Taka and Kimberly Ino founded Mauna Kea Tea on the Big Island of Hawaii to devote their lives and raise family, following the way of nature. Nature teaches us to cultivate pure and humble minds, intently observing and listening and to see the world without judgement. She forgives our mistakes and guides us back to the way of nature. Truly natural tea embodies these qualities and we hope you find them in your cup.

Our commitment to the environment is demonstrated through our farming practices. By joining the USDA National Organic Program, we have testified that we adhere to a set of legally binding regulations set forth by the USDA. Crops produced by natural farming methods have very little potential for contributing to pollution, and the soil fertility can be maintained indefinitely.

Our goal is to grow and process teas of exceptional purity and cleanliness and educate people about these qualities.

Please visit our booth while at the festival to sample our teas and learn more about their creation. You can also visit our website to order tea and tea related products as well as learn more about us and the teas we produce.


Our dream with Miro Tea began with the simple idea that people could enjoy fresh, artisan-quality teas in a vibrant, community-oriented tea shop. Founded in 2007, Miro Tea was welcomed into the Ballard neighborhood as a centerpiece for connecting our community with the worlds finest grades of tea. Through our quality of service, knowledge and product we strive to evoke a the sense of warmth and renewal that is the most primary characteristic of a good tea. We welcome your visit and look forward to connecting with you over your next cup of tea.


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. Selling 100+ teas and a full line of tea accessories through our online store.
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!

For more than 10 years, My Zen Tea’s parent company has worked directly with local caretakers and farmers in China.  Now we are bringing those top quality Pu-erh teas and White teas to the USA, along with our passion for tea and oriental tea culture. Our goal is to share the authentic tea experience, resulting in tea lovers having a unique tea time.


Based out of West Seattle since 2002, Necessitea has been supplying Seattle tea drinkers with quality teas that have everyone saying “Wow”.    With quality intact in the fullness of the tea leaves that have been diligently processed to provide black, oolong, and green teas.

Necessitea is dedicated to educating Americans about the wonder of tea.  From the benefits of it’s exclusive amino acid L-Theanine to the delicious flavor it holds in an intact tea leaf.   The magic of tea should be honored every day.  Cultivating a relationship with your tea should be a daily ritual.  You need tea.


Nepal Tea LLC is a social business venture of the Baskota family led by Nishchal Banskota, the youngest member in the family. It strives to market and promote Nepal's First Certified Organic Orthodox Tea from Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Center (KTE-RC). Nepal Tea LLC believes in providing the best quality tea to tea drinkers around the world and it infallibly does so with the "Do Good to Others" motto and farmer's first approach, which is what distinguishes us from the numerous commercial tea wholesellers and retailers. 

We are also one of the very few companies which imports single origin tea directly from its Tea Estate in Nepal (KTE-RC), guaranteeing the quality and freshness of the tea while cutting the unwarranted middle-men benefiting the farmers.

Our organic teas are made from only the finest tips plucked from the Kanchanjangha Tea Estate. Some are blended with various herbs, spices fruits and flowers - a tea for every taste!


Our story is one of experimentation and surprise. It begins with a love for tea, a hot summer day, and a challenge to create an all-new kind of tea treat.

With 11 years of tea blending experience under its belt, The Jasmine Pearl Tea Company was blossoming. Its tea-loving employees were being made into tea experts – committed to excellence, but also to fun and laughter.

As afternoon sun beamed through our windows, a co-worker and I were speculating about the most refreshing summer treat we could make in the shop. We had plenty of tea at our fingertips – but also ice-cream: “What if we could make a TEA FLOAT?!” One tea blend, Dancing Dragon, had a decidedly root beer character. But without the bubbles, it fell short of expectations. Heather, co-owner of The Jasmine Pearl, pulled a soda stream out of the break room. Suddenly, Dancing Dragon floats became a delicious reality.

That was our first creation, but it didn’t stop there. The whole staff started experimenting wildly with tea sodas. Some of our favorites were total surprises – Lime Twist was so bright and flavorful! Some were weirder than we hoped – sorry, Ginger Peach! Every trial was exciting and soon we were sharing our creations with customers.

In March, 2016, we founded Pearl Soda Company. It was born of delight in the creative opportunities tea offers. Our four original flavors represent our tea experts' favorite experiments. Our hope is that you use these tea syrups to invent your own concoctions. Whether you are whipping up sparkling teas, cocktails, lattes, desserts, or something completely unimagined, we hope they bring you the same simple delight that we get from making them.

We source tea from about 20 different origins all over the world and also offer 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 are located in a large flexible space in the heart of downtown Burien, 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 by and have a cup of tea with us!


Our goal with Plum Deluxe is to create a place on the Internet you can always look forward to visiting, whether that’s exploring our blog and articles, joining our tea of the month club community, or trying out some of our other special products, like coloring books and meditations.

The core of Plum Deluxe is our weekly email newsletter, The Blend. I’ve been writing that newsletter, filled with positive messages and creative ways for living a good life, every Sunday morning for over 8 years now.

We’re a little different than your typical lifestyle blog, and we’re very different than your typical online tea company - We’re a community.


Richard Brandt Studio & Paul Hoagland - Ceramic Artists

Richard Brandt:
Richard Brandt has been making art all his life. His study of the Japanese and Chinese tea ceremonies has been tremendously influential. Richard studied tea pot making with the master Ah Leon. And in 2001 he began his life long study of Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony. These studies have allowed him to develop the forms and functions of his various tea related as well as their Wabi spirit.

He currently teaches ceramics at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon

Paul Hoagland:
I grew up with British roots where a cup of tea was a daily ritual. I’ve been studying ceramics for over 4 decades, but only in the past few years have I studied the tea ware of Chado, the Japanese Tea ceremony, and Chinese Kung Fu Cha. In the past 10 years I’ve had the fortune to have a teacher experienced in wood fired ceramics and tea. I also had an opportunity to use my architectural design and construction skills to finish and furnish a Japanese style tea house. In designing it I was able to utilize my knowledge of the tea ceremony. I currently teach ceramics part time at PCC in Portland. 


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.

The Sugimoto Tea Company (formerly Sugimoto America aka SA Japanese Green Tea) was founded by Kyohei Sugimoto in 2008 after he moved to the US to bring the exceptional Japanese green teas that his family produces in Shizuoka, Japan, to tea lovers in the west.

Today we still act as a bridge between Japan and America, sharing not only delicious tea, but also our knowledge about Japanese tea and culture. It is our hope to introduce you to the taste and aroma of fine Japanese teas, and discover why this tradition has thrived for hundreds of years, supporting good health and peace of mind for millions of people.


SAKU is known for its innovative collection of wellness latte blends, featuring nourishing organic, superfood & adaptogenic ingredients.

SAKU blends are fragrant, invigorating, relaxing, energizing, healthy and calming. They are comforting and nourishing any time of year and any time of day.

SAKU was born out of our love for wellness, joy and deliciousness. A SAKU latte is a chance to enjoy uninterrupted time with each other, enter into your personal inner world or to engage in creative work.

By honoring ancient traditional wisdom while embracing the modern world, we bring you a truly whole and unique beverage. We offer you a product which is ethical, organic, phenomenally healthy and absolutely delicious.

Visit our SAKU TEA BAR ...

833 North State Street
Bellingham, WA

Tuesday - Friday 11-6
​Saturday 11-5


SEI MEE TEA believes quality green tea is one of the simplest things people can incorporate in their everyday life to enhance their wellness.

When people find joy and excitement in using quality green tea, people eat healthier and feel happier.

To bring joy, excitement, and health with green tea, we do 3 things every day: 1. Offer quality products, 2. Inform what genuine green teas are, and 3. Create new ideas to enjoy green tea “outside of the box”.

For us, green tea represents Japan: our extended family. It is important for us to offer the best and safest green tea to America, home of our family.


Shen Zen Tea -
Come visit our storefront inside the Capital Mall, Olympia!
We’ve got your favorite tins, drinks to-go, syrups, and bulk tea available for you at the space! Stop by if you’re in the area.
And of course, you can find us at your local Farmer’s Markets here in Seattle!

Drop by our booth and learn more.

Visit our website for more information!


Our mission is to spread the Honeybee as far and wide as we can, specifically to hardcore urban environments, rooftops downtown where hotels and restaurants can bring their own brand of honey, farmed onsite directly to their menus, spas and gift packages’. Most Restaurateurs’ anymore simply farm their own herbs and in some cases vegetables onsite, adding beehives is a two-fold benefit: pollination of said herb farm and the honey that it eventually yields. What’s unique is this farm might be on a terrace, 20 stories off the ground, or a rooftop 45 stories high. No matter what or where it may be, Shipwreck Honey is here to help; we have a professional, concise understanding of the special needs/nuances of Hotels and Restaurants and the prized guests who occupy them. We feel very strongly that there are very few challenges that cannot be overcome when placing Hives in these sorts of environments, we are confident in the added value not just fiscally but ecologically amongst your peers and guests alike; the physical footprint of each Hive is small, the ecological footprint however is vast. Give us a call, email or shout-out on facebook, let us help you build your brand of Honey so together we can help the Honeybee.

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.

Dedicated to fostering one of the oldest traditions in the world — the ancient art of tea — Tillerman Tea strives to introduce North America to authentic, producer direct, Taiwanese oolong tea and to inspire modern appreciation for this traditional beverage.

Every Tillerman tea tells a story; a story of passion for the soil, of dedication to the art and craft of growing and making tea. The stories our teas tell are unique, and each resonates with qualities brought to it by the dedicated growers and producers who create them.

These growers and producers are committed to sustainable, environmentally friendly agricultural practices that respect the Earth and the communities in which they live and work. They see themselves as stewards of the land and the tea bushes that grow on it. These people are special.

TOCHA Teas — A Delicious Difference You can Taste & Feel 

Only Certified Organic Ingredients - Our use of only certified organic ingredients helps ensure our teas and blends are pure and safe. It is not possible to wash tea before brewing, so it is important to make sure the ingredients are free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals before they reach the cup.

Honest, Pure Ingredients - No flavorings — neither artificial nor “natural.” Many brands add flavoring to their teas. TOCHA does not agree with this practice. We believe in honest ingredients. What you see is what you get — to taste, savor and feel! The fragrant botanicals we use add just the right amount of delectable aroma and flavor to every cup, showcasing what our wonderful nature can offer.

East Meets West - A Delicious, Holistic Way to Support Your Healthy Lifestyle - Our recipes draw ingredients from both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Some of our ingredients are highly treasured and very popular in Asia, but less so in North America and other Western communities. For example, chrysanthemum flower blends are uncommon in the U.S. but quite popular in the East. We precision-blend these popular botanicals from diverse cultures to achieve inspiring flavors, fragrances and real-brewed-tea quality, providing you a daily holistic option for your healthy lifestyle.

Your Wellness In Mind - TOCHA has created a family of blends made from teas and botanicals valued for centuries for their diverse wellness-promoting benefits. Some of our blends are good for helping your fit-and-trim goals; some help to soothe and relax you after a rough day. Creating blends that taste great while supporting your daily wellness regimen is our focus and commitment.

Trudy Ann’s Chai & Spices began in 2009. Owner, Trudy Ann Tellis is originally from Bombay (Mumbai) India and spent a lot of time in kitchens with family when back home in India where recipes have all been passed to her via oral traditions. She has a line of Organic teas, dry- roasted cooking spices and a cook book, Trudy Ann’s Masala Kitchen.

She is involved in the entire process, from the creating unique tea blends, dry roasted cooking spice blends as well as the recipes that she posts on her recipe blog.

Everything is made with organic ingredients, hand blended and made in small batches keeping everything fresh. Her packaging is bio degradable and earth friendly. Ingredients for the fruit teas & maple Nuggets are purchased directly from the growers/ makers at Vancouver Farmers Markets.

Her unique tea blends and dry roasted cooking spice blends can be found in local grocery stores, Farmer’s Markets, Tea Festivals and Craft Fairs in the Vancouver BC area.
Her products are also available via her website and she ships around the world.

Drop by her booth at the NW Tea Festival to learn more about her company and sample her delicious masala chai, it will take you to the streets of India.

We, TSURUNOMARU, have traveled all the way from Japan to present our KAGAYAKI brand at the Northwest Tea Festival. KAGAYAKI is a premium Japanese tea and confectionery brand.

TSURUNOMARU creates each and every piece of our products with utmost care to show our gratitude for the bounty of Mother Nature: Japan’s rich natural resources.

Through the KAGAYAKI-brand products, we convey the grace and beauty of Mother Earth and Japan’s traditional tea and confectionery cultures, which is the solid foundation of our brand.

To experience the splendor of Japan’s traditional cultures please visit our website.


Every cup of Waterfall Teas shows how pure a thing is Joy. The nectar of the tender tea leaf spreads goodness from the mouth throughout the whole body and our bodies rejoice. We have a range of fragrances, flavors and pleasures selected from many tea regions and lands. Our various fine teas are sure to satisfy every thirst as only a Waterfall can.

For more information contact Waterfall Tea Company at our website at the link shown below, or by calling 1-877-832-5263

Wendy Ann 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.


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.

The philosophy underlying our company is a simple one: the best teas grow out of the best practices. We feel that at its best, this incredible drink should not only benefit the drinker, but also the people who grow it and our planet Earth.

As such, we are a tea company and yet we see our work as part of something much larger. Every cup of tea we drink supports one system or another, ecologically and socially. In our search to find teas for you, we are working to support ways of tea that benefit everyone, and aligning our work with pioneers within the tea world.