Featured Steepings

Introducing Oregon Red Reserve Series Black Tea

Hand Harvested in Salem, Oregon We created our Reserve Series to highlight the sensational rare teas that our Head Teamaker, Ravi Kroesen, discovers during his visits with master tea-growers around...

Harvest Report

The spring of 2020 brought waves of complications to the growing side of the tea industry. While the popularity and importance of drinking tea at home has never been higher due to the...

Introducing Spring Jade Snail Reserve Series Green Tea

Since our humble beginnings in a former blacksmith’s shop in Northwest Portland, our goal here at Smith Teamaker has been to bring uncommon teas of the highest quality to our...

The Time I Drank Grandpa Style Tea with a Monk

The morning traffic inched through Hangzhou along the elevated freeway. Looking out from the backseat at the endless river of cars on the road in front of us, I exclaimed,...

Introducing the Reserve Series

We are thrilled to unveil the first release in our Reserve Series line, a premium collection of rare tea offerings that head teamaker Ravi Kroesen has identified during his travels...