New menu items, seasonal tea tasting flights, and daily afternoon discounts await
Portland, Ore. (September 21, 2021) — As the season shifts to fall with tomorrow’s autumn equinox, Smith Teamaker’s plant-based café on N.W. 23rd Ave. and Glisan extends its hours to open at 8am and close at 6pm daily, with a new Tea Time happy hour Monday through Friday from 3-6pm. During Tea Time happy hour, discounts on tea and food entice diners in for an afternoon refresher or early dinner on weekdays, including: $1 off tea lattes or iced tea, $2 off pots of tea, $10 tea flights (regularly $12-15), and all of Smith’s popular plant-based meal bowls are $10 (regularly $13.50). Culinary Director Karl Holl has introduced a warm noodle bowl, a morning bowl with fruit and tea-soaked oats, and a happy hour tea-infused cheese plate to the menu for the fall season.
Smith Teamaker’s Tea Lab just introduced a new limited-edition tea this month, inspired by a collaboration with Salt & Straw, Ice Cream Royale, and serves up two new tasting flights, along with a featured Enfleurage Flight (tea paired with tea-infused Woodblock Chocolates), on Sept. 24th, 25th and 26th. Full details and descriptions are below.
Forager’s Noodle Bowl at Smith Teamaker, photo by Alan Weiner
New Fall Menu Items
Portland Overnight Oats Bowl – Portland Breakfast overnight oats blended with oat milk yogurt, peanut butter and banana, topped with fresh fruit, tea plumped raisins, Lord Bergamot jam and Woodblock Chocolate hazelnut granola
Forager’s Noodle Bowl – Buckwheat noodles, miso and Zheng Shan smoked tea broth, shiitake mushrooms, winter squash, bok choi, herbs, lime, scallion, chili oil
White Petal Tea Cheese Plate (available during Tea Time happy hour) – White Petal cheese, tea jams, honeycomb, seeded spelt bread, apple, tea plumped figs, Masala Chai spiced walnuts
Seasonal Tea Release
Ice Cream Royale is a rich, buttery-tasting oolong tea from Taiwan swirled with French sugar pearls, chamomile petals, amaretto, and double fold vanilla. It’s served by the cup or tea pot, as well as in a delectable latte that evokes flavors of an ice cream sundae.
Featured Seasonal Tea Flights
Wellness Tea Flight – Golden Light, Lullaby, and Soothe Sayer organic herbal teas
Pacific Northwest Flight – Peppermint (herbal), Rose City Genmaicha (green tea) and Portland Breakfast (black tea)
Enfluerage Flight (available Sept. 24-26) – Smith Teamaker collaborated with Woodblock Chocolate to flavor bean-to-bar chocolates with Masala Chai, Big Hibiscus and Peppermint teas, using an enfleurage process that rests the chocolate in the teas to infuse them. A flight of three teas will be served beside the enfleurage chocolate to create a delightful tasting experience, available only during this weekend in September!
Enfleurage tea tasting flight with Woodblock Chocolate
About Smith Teamaker
In 2021 Smith Teamaker celebrates 11 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 by uncompromising tea drinkers for uncommonly delicious teas and herbal infusions, blended and packed in small batches at its Portland headquarters. Smith was founded by the late legendary teamaker Steve Smith, who was the visionary behind two of the nation’s biggest tea brands, Stash and Tazo. Smith Teamaker’s mission is to elevate the tea experience by crafting products made with transparency, sutexceptional blending, and of the highest quality. Head Teamaker Ravi Kroesen and his tea lab team oversee the consistency of their core line, develop new blends released seasonally throughout the year, and source exceptional single-origin teas for their reserve collection. Smith Teamaker is available online at smithtea.com and in select hotels, restaurants, specialty shops and grocery stores across the nation. Smith’s tasting room, located at the company’s Southeast Portland headquarters, and new tea café with a first-of-its-kind plant based menu located in Northwest Portland, are both open daily. Find Smith Tea on Instagram @smithteamaker.