Tea Trekker is Re-locating

After 22 years in our King street location, we are re-locating to greener pastures in downtown Northampton. Anyone who has moved from a house to an apartment understands the daunting task of downsizing, which is much worse than moving what remains.

Over the past two months we have cleared out a lot of  ‘ stuff ‘ to the local library,  food pantry, hospice shop, the free pile in the parking lot, and our best new friend, the dumpster. We can say for sure that the more space one has to fill, the more filled it becomes.

Our new store is smaller, bright and modern – not slick, but sharp. We will be lean and mean and as shiny as a new dime.

Our new neighborhood is busier, with more foot-traffic and less car/truck traffic. A lovely patio in front of our new store has trees and benches for ‘settin and the NOHO bike path scoots by right by the front door. An oasis in the heart of a thriving small city. Parking is easy in the city parking lot across the way.

And, we are only a straight-down-the road 3-minute walk from our former location.

We have many exciting new 2012 teas which are not yet available in the store or on our website. And new posts to write. As soon as we are settled and up and running you will be hearing a lot from us.

Come visit us in our new location as of June 5th. Classes will begin again later in the summer – check http://www.teatrekker.com for announcements and dates. And if you are just finding our about our move here and now, you had better sign up for our monthly newsletter, too!

As of June 5th:

Tea Trekker
2 Gleason Plaza ( Railroad Avenue )
Northampton, MA 01060

413-584-5116 (same phone number)

We’re just a quick walk from the Main /King / Pleasant Streets intersection in the heart of downtown Northampton. Remember to walk or drive south on Pleasant St instead of north on King St at the intersection.Tea Trekker is now conveniently located on the south-side of the large brick building that houses Don Gleason’s Campers‘ Supply, Deals & Steals and the District Attorney’s Office. We face Yes Computers across the parking lot.

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The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook is Published !

Today is the day….our book is officially released for sale in bookstore and on online book vendors. We are so appreciative of the care and tendering that our publisher, Ten Speed Press, lavishes on our books. They really ‘get’ the importance of tea and are fully behind our efforts to spread tea knowledge with readers and tea enthusiasts. Autographed copies are available directly from us, either from our website or in the store. Enjoy !

Look for Our New Tea Book in 2010

We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of our new tea book: The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook: A Guide to the World’s Best Teas.  Our new book is a companion book to our tea ‘bible’ The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide, and it is also being published by Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA.

The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook is small in size but mighty in content. It covers topics that we left untouched in our previous book ( such as steeping, storage and aging tea ) and each compliments the other quite nicely information-wise.

Look for The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook to arrive in bookstores towards the end of March. Many bookstores are stocking fewer titles than they did in the past – if you wish to support your local bookstore, please be sure to let them know that you are interested in purchasing a copy.  At a modest price of $16.95, we hope that our book will be on every bookstore’s  ‘must have’  list for spring.

We hope that all of our tea customers, fans and readers had a wonderful Christmas filled with delicious new tea and stunning teawares.  We have many unique and special teas to introduce in the New Year, and look forward to presenting them to you.

Best wishes for a safe and Happy New Year !