Josh Chamberlain, making a refreshing and like-no-other iced tea
On a fine, fine spring day last weekend I shared several cups of tea with Josh Chamberlain, proprietor of J-Tea. Josh runs an online store as well as his tea bar in Eugene, OR. I wish I were a little closer! Josh's story is fascinating, and he's clearly in love with high-quality tea, particularly from Taiwan.
Josh began his tea journey in earnest while working toward his MBA in Taiwan. (Read more about that story here.) Synchronicity played a role and provided local mentors and tea guides to inform and shape his tea education.
I enjoyed hearing Josh talk about the evolution of his business and his plans for the future. In particular, I enjoyed a new release - a special iced tea. It's made from a green oolong base then mixed with honey and lemon, served up super cold. I'll leave the trade secrets to Josh, but add that I think he has a winner.
I found myself getting lost in the well-chosen tea wares and how the sunlight played against them.
I had a big case of the wanties for one of these lovely jars.
The Eight Treasures - a new line of teas selling in local markets. These teas offer a great range of flavor profiles, perfect for someone wanting to broaden his/her tea tasting experience.