This week, Kyrie and Cori join Heather, owner of the Flagstaff Tea Company, in her adorable, cosy shop in downtown Flagstaff to discuss what it’s like to own a tea shop, the history of tea, and do a chai tea flight, where we are the very fortunate ones tasting three of Heather’s homemade chais!
What are we drinking?
Heather has provided us with three different chais:
German Chocolate Cake Chai (dessert in a cup)
Tra Que Chai (cinnamon)
Organic Kashmiri (cardamom)
We get a behind the scenes opportunity to watch Heather prepare the teas, which leads to some great tea brewing tips. We then share our r
eactions to the very tasty and different chais.
Heather walks us through what got her inspired to start her own company, as well as what made her decide to have a tea company. We were fortunate enough to ask her a bunch of questions about brewing, health benefits of certain teas, what her favourites are, her baked goods (all made by Heather who used to be a pastry chef), and we even talk about some books!Follow Flagstaff Tea Company on Instagram. Don’t get mad at us if it makes you want to visit there every time she posts something delicious.
With that said, listeners who use the code BOOKSANDTEA can get 10% off your first in shop purchase!
Don’t live in Flagstaff? Well, you will miss out on Heather making you a fresh cup of tea, but you can still order her amazing hand blended teas by visiting her website. Our suggestion: Try the monthly tea subscription!
Coming Up Next Week
Kyrie and Cori continue their summer series by joining Christine, owner of Lia Leaf Tea House in Flagstaff where she shares with us her journey of owning a tea shop, as well as being gracious enough to do a four tea tasting of single origin green teas! Note: Because we will be recording in her tea shop, the sound might be different, but this is what live recordings is all about people! So enjoy it!
Books discussed during this episode: