Steven Smith, at a cheese and tea pairing
in August, 2013
"The man breathed in deeply - of rosebuds and mint, of sunny meadows and salty cliffs, of streams in no hurry and the sound of bagpipes."~Ethel Pochocki, Wildflower Tea, 1993
This quote reminds me of Steven Smith, who got his business start with "tea" by selling herbal blends along the West Coast. He was a major player in the birth of both Stash and Tazo, and most recently Steven Smith, Teamaker. Smith died this week and obituaries have been run far and wide, including this one in the New York Times and another from Oregon Live.
I am grateful for the small, connected and caring tea community around the world.