Happy International Tea Day from Chesser Roe!
Originating in 2005, International Tea Day is observed annually on December 15th to celebrate tea producing countries like Sri Lanka, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and India. The celebration is a way...Read More
What’s in an acronym? The esoteric side of tea grading.
CTC, SFTGFOP, OP, BOP…I have, thankfully rarely, customers who are incensed to find out that Orange Pekoe tea, does not have a citrus note. Most of our customers just ignore...Read More
A Note About Sourcing
As a part of responsible and sustainable sourcing, we strive to find organically certified teas and herbs that sustain the health of soil, ecosystems and the people who farm the...Read More
The Grand Opening of The World's Smallest Tea Shoppe
The first public outing for our newly formed tea company, Chesser Roe was held at "First Friday" at the Valise Gallery on Vashon Island, WA. The event provided us an...Read More
For All the Tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World's Favourite Drink
Robert Fortune was a Scottish gardener, botanist, plant hunter - and industrial spy. In 1848, the East India Company engaged him to make a clandestine trip into the interior of...Read More