Friday, March 30, 2007

The TeaZone

The TeaZone: A great place for tea in the Pearl District

This is our favorite place to relax during an afternoon walk in the Pearl. Our favorite is a bubble tea called the Heat Wave with tapioca pearls. Bubble teas are tea, flavor and ice blended together and poured over tapioca pearls or coconut beads. The Heat Wave is mango black tea with coconut and passion fruit flavor. Jhanne and Grant and all the staff are extremely friendly and helpful.

From the website:
The TeaZone opened in 1999 as Portland's premiere teahouse specializing in over 100 hand selected loose leaf teas, teapots and accessories.

Jhanne and Grant
We are a husband and wife owned American style tea salon in the heart of the Pearl District, Portland, Oregon. Jhanne Jasmine and Grant Cull started The TeaZone in 1999 after they became more interested in tea while living in Boston.
Grant is a Kiwi (New Zealander) who grew up drinking tea. After graduating with an agriculture degree, he did as many kiwis do, and traveled the world over. On these travels he experienced many cultures, people, cuisine, and TEA and eventually met Jhanne.
Jhanne a native Portland, Oregonian completed school back East, graduating with a degree in education. She eventually move back to New England after traveling overseas and drew Grant over to join her. As an accomplished musician and artist, Jhanne is the expressive, creative force behind this down-to-earth, magical couple.
"We were drawn back to the West Coast and Oregon with ties to family and getting us a little closer to New Zealand and decided a tea shop in the heart of coffee country was a grand idea. To us tea offers a way of experiencing a range of countries around the world through different taste experiences. Tea is a pleasant way to wind down, relax, and take the time to enjoy the quieter moments to life while enjoying a beverage that tastes good and has many wonderful health benefits."

The TeaZone offers over 60 quality loose leaf teas, the largest teapot and tea accessories selection in Portland, and a range of fine desserts, and savory food items. We serve lunch, a range of creative tea beverages, and offer a pleasant setting to enjoy sipping your tea in. The TeaZone does educational tea tastings, afternoon teas, and has free wireless internet service.

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