Discover Your Favorite Holiday Tea

Crafted from the world's finest teas and botanicals.

Discover Your Favorite Holiday Tea

Crafted from the world's finest teas and botanicals.

No. 12

SILENT NIGHT

A caffeine-free candy cane in a cup, notes of Cinnamon & mint

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No. 25

MORNING LIGHT

bLACK teaS WITH nOTES OF Rosemary, cinnamon & black currant

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No. 31

HO-HO-HOJI-CHAI

TOASTY HOJICHA WITH A HAPPY HINT OF CHOCOLATE

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HOLIDAY GIFT BOX SET

1 Gift Box with 15 Servings of Silent Night Herbal Infusion

1 Gift Box with 15 Servings of Morning Light Black Tea

1 Gift Box with 15 Servings of Ho-Ho-Hoji-Chai Roasted Green Tea

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HOLIDAY GIFT BOX SET WITH TEAPOT

1 Gift Box with 15 Servings of Silent Night Herbal Infusion

1 Gift Box with 15 Servings of Morning Light Black Tea

1 Gift Box with 15 Servings of Ho-Ho-Hoji-Chai Roasted Green Tea

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Smith Teamaker Exclusive Teapot

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Our Most Uncommon Approach

ORIGIN

We begin by sourcing the finest teas and botanicals from friends in India, China, Sri Lanka and Africa. We make buying trips around the world, and have samples arriving daily from tea gardens, traders and brokers. Some purchased directly, others from auctions held in the tea trading centers of Calcutta, Colombo, Mombasa and Jakarta.

CRAFT & CREATIVITY

We never buy pre-blended anything. Each tea and infusion we make is crafted with care and discipline.

Tasting and testing again and again — sometimes as many as 10 iterations. To protect every delicate leaf and blossom, we make each small batch by hand, under our own roof.


“What Starbucks did for coffee, craft brewers did for beer and artisanal vintners did for wine, Mr. Smith did for tea.”

“His passion for crafting perfectly balanced teas lives on in the aromatic, heady offerings his team creates to this day.”

"He was the finest creator of tea blends I've known."


About These Teas

SILENT NIGHT

CAFFEINE-FREE HERBAL INFUSION

A caffeine-free candy cane in a cup. Northwest-grown peppermint leaves waltzing in a winter wonderland of cinnamon, ginger, and sweet licorice. Tastes especially delightful when the weather outside is frightful.

Tasting Notes: Cinnamon, mint, licorice

Ingredients: Cassia, peppermint leaves, licorice root, sweet blackberry leaves, Indian sarsaparilla, ginger root, stevia leaves and natural spice oils.

Numerology: No. 12: December, the final month of the year and a time for warm wishes and a hot cup of tea.


MORNING LIGHT

FESTIVE BLACK TEA BLEND

Awake to a festive gathering of delicious and highly sought-after teas, combining flavorful Ceylons, rich and caramelized North Indian Assams and high-grown Darjeeling teas with rosemary, black currant and a pinch of cassia. Whoa, tannenbaum.

Tasting Notes: Rosemary, cinnamon, black currant

Ingredients: A blend of full leaf teas from India and Sri Lanka, rosemary, cassia, black currant natural flavor.

Numerology: No. 25, The number of dance steps it takes to perform the Steven Smith Snow-tusi.


HO-HO-HOJI-CHAI

SEASONAL ROASTED GREEN TEA BLEND

For a moment of true delight, we bring you this toasty blend of hojicha and traditional chai spices with a happy hint of chocolate. Very lightly caffeinated, it’s brimming with good cheer.

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, clove, stroopwafel

Ingredients: Hojicha roasted green tea from Japan, cacao nibs, cardamom, ginger root, cassia, black peppercorns, natural chocolate flavor, cloves, and cardamom oil.

Numerology: No. 31: Sip at 11:59:59PM for a happy New Year..

Exceptional Teaware & Accessories

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Meet Steven Smith, Teamaker

STEVEN SMITH WASN'T BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN HIS MOUTH. BUT HE USED ONE EVERY DAY TO CHANGE THE WAY AMERICANS DRINK TEA FOREVER.

Quietly humorous and charismatic, with a slight smile and twinkle in his eye, Steve got his first taste of the world's second-most-consumed beverage as a kid at his grandmother's house in Portland, Oregon. After high school and Vietnam, he got into natural foods and co-founded Stash, the world's first specialty tea company. From Stash, he became the wizard of Tazo — "the reincarnation of tea" — and made more waves with a mind-blowing mix of Merlin the Magician meets Marco Polo. After selling the company to Starbucks, Steve found himself in the mood for retirement. So he moved his young family to France.

BEFORE TOO LONG, HE HAD ANOTHER A-HA MOMENT

Enchanted by the friendships he enjoyed with his neighborhood chocolatier, baker and perfumier in Avignon, he emailed his old creative team:

"I have an idea for another tea company. But this time, we’re going to do it small, buy only the best tea on the market and blend it with total transparency in our hometown of Portland, Oregon.” And so, after "a year of scarves and 2-hour lunches," he moved home and once again picked up his favorite tasting spoon — a big-bellied, sterling silver antique found in a stall in Tinsukia, Assam. Steve's vision was haute tea couture. Extra-small-is-beautiful. And with characteristic humility, he rejected the title of tea master, and chose to be simply “teamaker”.

Which is how, in 2009, the signature blends of Steven Smith Teamaker were born in a Northwest Portland blacksmith's shop.

Discerninglady

Smith turned me into a tea drinker.

“Flavorful, thoughtful tea. The tea bag is even designed in a way to optimize steeping. My favorite tea on the market, far superior to Tazo, Teavana, etc. delicious, simple tea, with a focus on flavor.”

Rhonda Davis

BEST TEA in the WHOLE WORLD!

“Pure heavenly flavor, aroma, and easy on the palate. As I said, this is my favorite. I will be buying more, and more, and probably more.”

Jonna

These teas are the best I have ever found.

“These teas are the best I have ever found. I discovered I must have English genes because these teas made me quit coffee altogether!”

Discerninglady

Smith turned me into a tea drinker.

“Flavorful, thoughtful tea. The tea bag is even designed in a way to optimize steeping. My favorite tea on the market, far superior to Tazo, Teavana, etc. delicious, simple tea, with a focus on flavor.”

Rhonda Davis

BEST TEA in the WHOLE WORLD!

“Pure heavenly flavor, aroma, and easy on the palate. As I said, this is my favorite. I will be buying more, and more, and probably more.”

Jonna

These teas are the best I have ever found.

“These teas are the best I have ever found. I discovered I must have English genes because these teas made me quit coffee altogether!”

BEST SELLERS 3-PACK BLACK

1 Gift Box with 15 Servings of Silent Night Herbal Infusion

1 Gift Box with 15 Servings of Morning Light Black Tea

1 Gift Box with 15 Servings of Ho-Ho-Hoji-Chai Roasted Green Tea

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Best Selling Black Teas, Green Teas, and Herbal Infusions

  • 1 Carton with 15 Sachets of Portland Breakfast Black Tea
  • 1 Carton with 15 Sachets of Rose City Genmaicha Green Tea
  • 1 Carton with 15 Sachets of Peppermting Leaves Herbal
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  • 1 Carton with 15 Sachets of Meadow Chamomile Herbal Infusion
  • 1 Carton with 15 Sachets of Peppermint Leave Herbal Infusion
  • 1 Carton with 15 Sachets of Red Nectar Herbal Infusion
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  • 1 Carton with 15 Sachets of Fez Mint Green Tea
  • 1 Carton with 15 Sachets Jasmine Silver Tip Green Tea
  • 1 Carton with 15 Sachets of Rose City Genmaicha Green Tea
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