Storehouse Tea

vendor with Countryside Farmers' Market since 2009.

People: Paula Hershman - President, Certified Organic Tea Blender. Dan Hershman - Vice President, Sales. Besides Dan and myself all three of our children are involved in our tea business. Haley (Freshmen at OU, studying Plant Biology) mostly helps at farmers' markets, with tea blending and production. Son, Jordan, helps at farmers markets, sophomore at Kentson High school. Lisa Ligenfiel, assistant Tea Blender and helps at tea events. We also employ a few tea demo specialists our teas in healthy grocery stores.

Products: 50 different types of teas and tea blends ranging from White, Green, Oolong and Black teas, sourced from a variety of provinces in China and all over the India, to higher caffeine teas like Yerba Mate and Guayusa from South America to caffeine free teas from South of Africa called Rooibos tea. We also carry a selection of medicinal Botanical Blends sourced from all over the world and locally. Our beautiful collection of infuser tea pots and mugs are ideal for brewing the perfect pot of tea!

Certifications: All teas are 100% OEFFA Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified through Fair Trade USA.

History: Welcome to Storehouse Tea Company LLC, a sustainable Tea business based in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. We purchase FRESH, Certified Organic, Fair Trade Teas and ingredients from all over the world and handcraft our creative blends to keep you healthy and happy!

We believe that contained in every single tea leaf there is a huge storehouse of amazing health benefits! The health benefits multiply if the tea is fresh and kept whole, not ground up and smashed into a tea bag! At Storehouse Tea we blend and source all of our own certified organic loose leaf teas. Each recipe has been perfected, balancing both art and science. The secret ingredient is our passion to provide fresh, whole leaf organic, Fair Trade teas that look, smell and taste amazing. Our carefully sourced organic teas and ingredients gave been picked and processed within the current season. What does that mean to you? It means that you're buying some of the freshest and most flavorful tea that you'll ever find. Many national tea companies use poor quality tea an artificial flavorings, pack the into porous packaging and then let them sit in a warehouse for years. Tea should be enjoyed within two years of being picked to get the flavor and nutrient value you expect. Storehouse Tea is so fresh you will have plenty of time to take advantage of all the health benefits of whole leaf tea. We're excited for you to try our blends and have sample sizes for that very purpose! Let us know what you think!

Sourcing: Storehouse Tea works with US suppliers, who work directly with organic gardens in China, India, South Africa and South America, to get our amazing tea leaves. We work directly with a family owned tea garden in China where we source Oolongs and have visited their headquarters in Nantou, Taiwan last summer. We also work with US organic farms to get some of our blending ingredients and work locally with some organic farms to obtain berries for our summer teas and hard to find ingredients. 

Methods: We hand blend all of our teas in small batches, 5-10 lbs at a time, to maintain freshness. We dehydrate our own fruit, blueberries and strawberries from local organic farms.

Fun Facts: Visit our new website for new teas and new products. We now have 3 new sizes of tea offerings and we run specials on teas and tea ware from time to time. You can find a list of stores that carry our teas on the website and helpful tea information on our blog. We hope to launch our new tea cookies the summer of 2014, and a fresh new look on our packaging! Come visit us!