You're invited to our First Flush!

Yep! We're inviting you to our First Flush event on Saturday, May 24!

What? Confused? Surprised by our uncouthness?

No, no, no... it's not what you're thinking. While it may incite a few snickers, "first flush" is actually a term referring to the first (and often most coveted) harvest of tea, particularly in Darjeeling, India. Here at Special-Teas, Etc., we saw this spring harvest as an opportunity to celebrate our own "firsts." 

   Handunugoda Tea Estate near Galle in the south of Sri Lanka

Handunugoda Tea Estate near Galle in the south of Sri Lanka

First (sheesh...how many times can we use this word?), we want to thank all of you for celebrating ours as the area's first and only "intimate" tea shop. Not to rebuff the area chain tea lounges or suppliers, but we like to think of our shop as a welcoming place where you can learn more about a drink you love--or may come to love.

Next, we want to share with you some new blends worth bragging about; we're debuting limited first flushes from some of the world's prestigious plantations, along with brand new high-end blends, including a tasty brandy Oolong. Oh, yes. We're even baking--yes, baking--with our tea. 

So, will you celebrate with us? We've planned a good time: we're finalizing our schedule of free mini-seminars, complete with tastings; we're featuring live music outdoors for your enjoyment; we want to give a few things away...

...all to invite the new and thank the faithful. So bring a friend on Saturday, May 24. Festivities start at noon.

Hope to see you there!