About Us

Tea Trekker’s blog is the educational outreach of teatrekker.com, an online premium tea source and a brick-and-mortar tea shop in Northampton MA.

Tea Trekker teas are hand-selected by co-owners Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss for their distinctive flavors and rich aromas.

Our passion for tea takes us east to source our teas directly from the tea gardens and tea factories where unique teas are made.We proudly support artisan tea makers and teas that represent the best in traditional tea making skills from the top tea producing regions in China, Japan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan.

Together and individually, we present professional and vocational seminars and classes on tea culture and history, and lead group tea tasting workshops. In store we conduct Master Classes in Tea.

In 2008 the New York Times tagged us ‘the Professors of Tea.’ We blush at this and like to think of ourselves instead as enthusiastic tea educators. Understanding the various aspects of tea – its growth, manufacture, and methods of preparation – and sharing what we have observed through words and pictures with our readers and in one on one conversation with customers gives us great joy.

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