Few things are more relaxing than enjoying a cup of tea. Missouri has a variety of tea shops ready to help you make a perfect cup. Savor the moment and the flavor of freshly brewed tea.
As they say at Anna Marie’s Teas in Liberty, “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy tea…and that’s kind of the same thing.” The shop specializes in helping people find their favorite flavor. Sample brews with hints of chocolate, winter apple and herbs, mint, and almond coconut.
In Southwest Missouri, stop in at Chabom Teas & Spices, a cozy shop on historic C Street in Springfield. They carry the largest selection of loose leaf and packaged teas, herbs and spices in town, as well as locally made baked goods, jewelry and pottery. Enjoy a cup in their cozy seating area or take it to go and explore the colorful C-Street community.
Tradition is important at Shang Tea Company in Kansas City. They create blended and infused teas using time-honored Chinese techniques that preserve the integrity and goodness of the tea leaf. All their teas are grown in the Fujian Mountains, renowned for having the perfect climate, soil, and water and then handpicked so they can select the very best tea leaves at the pinnacle of freshness.
Traveling Tea in Maplewood specializes in organic, fair-trade teas with no synthetic or artificial flavors. They sell in small quantities, making prized teas affordable for because – in their words – everyone deserves to enjoy good tea.
Traditionally, drinking a cup of tea is an opportunity for contemplation, meditation, and an elevation of mind and spirit. Sounds like a perfect moment of Zen – right here in the Show-Me State.
Written by Barb Brueggeman