2018 Festival Vendors

Come visit the booths of these fine organizations at our 2017 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


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.

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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.


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.


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!

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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.


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!


Happi-favros 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

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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.

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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.

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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.
 


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.

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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.

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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!


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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!

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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 SÁ family of Japanese gourmet green tea products was launched in 2008 to introduce consumers in the United States to authentic, exceptional-quality Japanese green tea. SÁ green tea is distributed and marketed by Sugimoto America.

"Our mission is to introduce an American audience to the fine taste distinctions among gourmet green teas. Green tea of this caliber adds to the daily experience of a quality lifestyle, much like a fine wine does. Of course, we also want to spread the message about the health benefits of green tea," said President Kyohei Sugimoto, who runs the Seattle offices of Sugimoto America.

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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!

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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.


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.


Wendy Ann Morgan 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.

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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.