2016-2017 Tea Tasting Classes

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Tea Tasting Classes: An Exciting & Fun Way to Experience Delicious, Fine Loose Leaf Teas…

Shrouded in the mists before history, humans discovered wild tea trees growing in the

rugged mountainous jungles on the southern edge of China’s Yunnan Province…

~ Thus begins the story of tea ~

Global Tea Mart’s Certified Tea Professional invites you to learn tea’s origins & history as you

see, smell & taste the differences between fine white, green, oolong & black teas.

Save the dates & join us on this entertaining & exhilarating tea-tasting journey in Sun Lakes, AZ…

November 15, 2016……………………………………….Chinese Green Teas

December 20, 2016…………………………………..Tea & English Literature

January 17, 2017………………………………………….What is “High Tea?”

February 21, 2017………………………………………….British Legacy Teas

March 21, 2017……………………………….Ooh!..Those Marvelous Oolongs

April 18, 2017…………………………………….…American Tea Companies

All classes 10AM to Noon

Sun Lakes Country Club Navajo Room.

$5 per class. Reservations are necessary.

 Call or email: customerservice@GlobalTeaMart.com for reservations.

480-219-6211

~ Students please bring a teacup and saucer ~

The Total Tea Experience

The Total Tea Experience

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How often have you heard the words, “Come for tea”? It’s an irresistible invitation that implies friendships finest—pleasant, heart-felt conversation, delicious tea, and possibly something delectable to eat—all served with care and flair.

With hundreds of specialty teas and tea accessories, Chandler’s favorite tea store, Global Tea Mart, will help you make your afternoon tea a splendid affair. Whether you need a favorite tea or a teapot in which to steep it, the selection at Global Tea Mart is sure to help you create the perfect teatime.

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The store’s vast tea selection runs the gamut from hearty black English Breakfast Blend to the very delicate Chinese white teas. Between those two poles, one can find smoky Lapsang Souchong and Keemun, flavorful peach, cherry, mint and apricot, as well as classic green teas such as fine Japanese Sencha and Matcha, South African Rooibos, and exotic Taiwanese oolong teas.

The store’s shelves are filled with teapots, tea mugs, infusers, strainers, cups and saucers, and filters…quite literally, everything needed to steep great tea. It’s a sensory delight to smell the aroma of premium teas from around the world and to see and hold the endlessly different tea leaves.

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Want to know more about your tea? Just ask the store’s on-staff Certified Tea Professional. She’ll happily explain the nuances of your favorite teas and how to best coax the fullest flavor from those charming little leaves. Along the way you’ll learn a thing or two about the history behind the tea. And of course, the first sip will transport you to tea paradise.

This special tea dreamland is located in the Fulton Promenade at 4991 S Alma School Rd., #5, Chandler, AZ. The store is open from 10AM to 5PM Monday through Saturday. Give us a call at 480-219-6211 if you have any inquiries or browse our tea selection at www.GlobalTeaMart.com

New Tea Store in Chandler, AZ

Cha-Typing-Right-350New Tea Store Coming in October 2015

We are very pleased to be opening a physical tea store in The Promenade at Fulton Ranch, Chandler, Arizona and are aiming to be open in October 2015.
The new Store is located at 4991 S Alma School Rd., #5, Chandler, Arizona, 85248.  It will be stocked with the same fine tea and gift products you find in our web-store.  Additionally, our tea consultants will be available to help you learn about tea and chose the teas that please you the most.
Need a gift for a tea lover?  Stop in and chose just the right one.  Want to attend a tea tasting class?  We have several planned.  We’re looking forward to seeing you there.
Please check back for progress reports on the new Store opening.

Or send us an email at www.customerservice@GlobalTeaMart.com for a personal update.012
4991 S Alma School Rd., #5, Chandler, Arizona, 85248

August 2015–we signed the lease and the build-out has started!

World Tea Expo 2015

We’ve just returned for The World Tea Expo 2015 held in Long Beach, California where we met delightful tea people from all over the globe.  It was such a treat to sample an seemingly-endless variety of teas for three days.  Thought you would enjoy this great recap of the state-of-tea in the world by Dan Bolton.

 

Cha-Typing-Right-350Expo Reveals Breadth and Depth of Tea Industry

By: Dan Bolton | May 11, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif.

North America is now the fourth largest importer and the most vibrant tea market in the world, a fact evident in the breadth and depth of this year’s World Tea Expo.

The Expo, which ended Friday, is North America’s largest and oldest gathering of tea professionals. The conference, focused tastings and educational program draw the brightest and most capable instructors who find attendees to be serious tea professionals engaged in every aspect of the business.

“World Tea Expo proved to be a success for the industry once again as many tea professionals left Long Beach inspired for another great year in tea,” said Show Manager Sam Hammer with show owners F+W Media. “We are thrilled to offer such an elite education platform and bustling Expo floor each and every year; 2015 event in Long Beach was no different. Our event continues to follow the path of the industry’s growth with exciting new event elements being added each year. We are very excited to head back to our roots in Las Vegas, Nevada for 2016 and hope for continued success in the coming years,” said Hammer.

During the show F+W Media announced World Tea on the Road, an in-depth tea education program with stops in Boston and Chicago this fall. The program consists of two entrepreneurial education tracks taught by tea’s foremost experts. The Boston show is Oct. 10-11 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. The Chicago even is Nov. 7-8 at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront. The next World Tea Expo is scheduled for June 15-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

In addition to wholesale vendors and tea shop owners from around the country, the show attracted many natural food, holistic pharmacy and healthy beverage retailers to the Long Beach Convention Center for the three-day event. Organizers emphasized the importance of tea’s health benefits in a “Tea Up for Health” series of presentations by physicians and health experts.

Evidence of the tea industry’s growth beyond the $10 billion mark during the past decade can be seen in corporate investment in new brewing equipment such as the CrafTea maker, innovations like the Tea-Ceré grinder, next generation kettles from Zojirushi and Bonavita; food service brewers from BUNN and FETCO and advanced commercial brewing devices from BKON and Alpha Dominche that sell for several thousand dollars.

Tea sales for consumption off-premises are projected to grow by 7% per year for the next five years according to Euromonitor International which predicts a 2% increase in volume to reach 37,333 metric tons, in its most recent report on “ Tea in the U.S.”ees traveled from 47 countries to attend.

About Dan Bolton

Dan Bolton edits STiR Tea & Coffee Industry International. He was formerly editor and publisher of World Tea News and former editor and publisher of Tea Magazine and former editor-in-chief of Specialty Coffee Retailer. He is a beverage retail consultant and frequent speaker at industry seminars and conferences. His work has appeared in many beverage publications. He was a newspaper reporter and editor for 20 years prior to his career in magazines. Dan is the founding editor of Natural Food magazine and has led six publishing ventures since 1995. He lives in Winnipeg, Canada.