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The Maker's Series from Steven Smith Teamaker features a guest maker (chef, mixologist or one of our many talented friends and cohorts) in a creative mashup with our head tea master, Tony Tellin. The result is a limited run blend of tea or herbal infusion that represents the interests and tastes of our guest through a unique and fun intersection of our combined experiences.


{Scroll down for more information about each of our maker's series}



PHUKET FIRE

FULL LEAF HERBAL INFUSION

December 2, 2015

Lit up by chef Gregory Gourdet of Departure Restaurant in Portland, this is a complex fusion of Chinese hibiscus, pineapple infused with lime, Kaffir lime leaves and toasted coconut with the heat of Thai chilies. Sweet, spicy and amazing served hot, or cold. Caffeine Free. No chopsticks needed.

To see the full story behind the making of Phuket Fire, click here.


GEORGIAN CARAVAN

FULL LEAF BLACK TEA

October 1, 2015

Together with Vitaly Paley, dean of Portland chefs, we raise this unique salute to the classic Russian caravan teas. We begin with Ceylon Dimbulla black tea which we house-smoke with hickory wood, then blend with Indian Assam and Darjeeling, smoky Keemun and hibiscus from China, ending up with a full-bodied tea that balances smoke, leather, spice and a malty finish. Great all by itself, it tastes even more wonderful when mixed with our house-made huckleberry jam, in the Georgian custom, around a caravan campfire. Na Zdorovie!

To see the full story behind the making of Georgian Caravan, click here.


OOLONG ICE CREAM

FULL LEAF OOLONG TEA

July 1, 2015

This unique culinary creation, crafted in cahoots with Tyler Malek of Salt & Straw, is a rare treat of rich, buttery-tasting cream oolong tea from Taiwan with flakes of house-made candied sugar, Madagascar vanilla, Marcona almonds, white jasmine blossoms from China, and just the right touch of sea salt. Spoon it up.

To see the full story behind the making of Oolong Ice Cream, click here.