In the event that you have not already heard about our fearless leader, we wanted to share the news of the passing of Steven Smith from complications of cancer. He would like you to know that his company, Smith Teamaker, lives on.
Smith Teamaker has built a growing global reputation for excellence as a leader in the premium tea category. The enduring presence of Kim Smith, Steve’s wife and company co-founder, assures continuity in leadership.
As Steve’s personally trained right hand man for 17 years, Tony Tellin, the company’s master tea blender, will continue to oversee product development and quality. Tony has been innovating numerous special blends and will continue his tea making artistry to sustain the Smith Teamaker name for outstanding creativity and taste.
Overall, the Smith Teamaker team of more than 30 loyal souls — handpicked by Steve and Kim — remains committed to Steve and Kim’s vision of excellence from tasting room to shipping. Smith Teamaker will continue, stronger than ever.
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Please join us in remembering this amazing man and the tea business that he and Kim have created.
The family has asked that any donations go to the Mercy Corps program Steve and Kim created to benefit the tea workers in the Assam region. You can make a donation and learn more here.
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