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Alison Roper’s Tea


It’s always a surprise to enter the Laboratory at Smith Teamaker- you never know who you’ll find mixing it up with Steve. This time, it was Oregon Ballet Theatre’s own principal dancer, Alison Roper. She met with Steve a few weeks ago to take a spin around the Teaworks, taste a variety of teas and botanicals, and choreograph a special blend she could share with her friends and fans of the ballet. Since Tiffany was on hand with her camera that day, we have photos to share with you. Enter the Teaworks and follow along with Alison’s journey of creating her own special tea blend.


  1. Elisa says:

    What a fun story! Alison Roper’s Tea sound very delicious–she’s just amazing! Love that Smith Tea!
    Cheers! Elisa

    • kdement says:

      Glad you liked it Elisa. We hope you get to brew up a cup of this very special blend. Beware the urge to pirouette afterward. Your friends at Smith.