Smith Teamaker Launches Friday Lunches All Summer Long
Healthy, tea-centric meals crafted in collaboration with Chef Karl Holl now available for weekly for pick-up and in store
Smith Teamaker is thrilled to launch weekly meal offerings in partnership with chef Karl Holl all summer long. Celebrated for his ingredient-driven, “farm first” philosophy, Chef Holl has collaborated with Smith’s Head Teamaker Ravi Kroesen to craft healthy, tea-centric dishes that celebrate the intersection between tea and food.
Every Friday throughout the summer, Portlanders can order that week’s combination, which includes a main dish, sweet treat, and complimentary glass of iced tea of their choice from the new Smith iced tea collection—all for $15. Menu items include craveable dishes such as chilled Green Tea Noodles with shiitake mushrooms, pickled carrots, cucumber, tea-chi (tea leaf kimchi) and sesame-ginger dressing and Beet “poke” bowls with garden greens, edamame, avocado, cucumber, watermelon radish, puffed wild rice, herbs and a miso dressing.
Quantities are limited and can be purchased in advance using Smith’s pre-order site. Orders must be placed by Wednesday for Friday pick up at their SE Portland Tasting Room, which is carefully following social distancing protocol. Smith will also offer a limited number of the week’s meals for purchase at their Tasting Room Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
JULY 3 – Order by midnight July 1
Chilled green tea noodles with shiitake mushrooms, pickled carrots, cucumber, tea-chi (tea leaf kimchi) and sesame-ginger dressing with a miso peanut butter cookie.
JULY 10 – Order by midnight July 8
Stone fruits, garden greens, torn basil, White Petal tea hazelnut cheese, nectarine vinaigrette, savory granola and a Meadow tea thumbprint cookie with stone fruit jam.
JULY 17 – Order by midnight July 15
Beet “poke” bowl with garden greens, edamame, avocado, cucumber, watermelon radish, puffed wild rice, herbs, miso dressing and a spearmint tea brownie.
JULY 24 – Order by midnight July 22
Turmeric noodles with cucumber, pickled carrots, watermelon radish, mint, peanuts, sesame marinated cabbage, mizuna, cilantro-lime vinaigrette and a Golden Light tea caramel shortbread cookie.
JULY 31 – Order by midnight July 29
Seasonal grain bowl with local heirloom grains, summer squash, cherry tomatoes, pickled beans, garden greens, herb vinaigrette, marcona almonds and a Masala Chai chocolate chip cookie.
Every Friday this summer. Pick up from 11am-2pm.
*Orders must be reserved by Wednesday at midnight prior to Friday pick-up. A limited number of meals will also be available to purchase day-of at the Smith Tasting Room on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
110 SE Washington St.
Portland, OR 97214
Pre-order meal offerings by visiting https://www.smithtea.com/preorder. All pre-orders must be purchased by Wednesday at midnight prior to Friday pick-up. Pick-up times stagger from 11am-2pm to adhere to social distancing standards.
Photo of beet “poke” and green tea noodles attached.
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About Smith Teamaker
Smith Teamaker celebrates 10 years of sourcing the world’s finest teas and botanicals to offer a drinking experience like nothing else in the world. The brand is beloved for brewing up uncommonly curated teas and herbal infusions, which are blended and packed in small batches at its Portland headquarters and tasting room. Smith was founded by the late legendary teamaker, Steve Smith, who was the craftsman behind two of the nation’s biggest tea brands, Stash and Tazo. The brand’s mission is to elevate the tea experience by crafting products made with transparency, exceptional blending and constant innovation. Smith is available online at smithtea.com and in select hotels, restaurants, retail and natural grocery stores across the nation.