For the love of tea...
Teafrog was founded in 2006 by our son Michael and his wife Melanie. Upon returning from a trip from Japan their daughter, Hillary, brought back a sample of some Japanese teas. They all fell in love with the unique taste of the Genmaicha blends. Like many other people the whole family had consumed the basic teas available in tea bags here, but the flavor and ceremony of brewing loose tea was a whole different world.
Over the next year they sampled various types of loose teas from around the world, and developed a taste for a diverse variety of teas and tea ware. Not being able to travel around the world they sought out tea rooms and researched various tea types and tea ceremonies on line, as well as the process of blending and flavoring their own teas.
Finally in 2008 they decided that it was time to introduce their friends and family to the different teas they had developed a taste for. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive. They were amazed to find that not only did their friends and family enjoy the tea also, but they wanted to know where they could buy more for themselves! This struck a chord and they decided that they needed to share the diversity of tea with more people. Thus teafrog was born.
In 2012 the business was sold to us... Larry and Rosemary. We have continued along the same path with the same commitment to quality and customer service. We have added more items and blends in order to keep the line fresh. We carry a mixture of hand blended and hand crafted teas as well as single estate tea from China, India, Siri Lanka and Japan. We strive to make sure the quality is up to the standards expected by our customers.
We invite you to discover our love of teas with the selection that we are offering for sale on this website and through our retail endeavors at shows and Farmer’s Markets. We have chosen only the finest teas and ingredients and are confident that you will enjoy the teas offered, whether you are new to loose leaf teas or an experienced connoisseur of tea.
To learn more about tea, its history, uses, recipes and ceremonies, visit our tea culture section of the website.
Larry and Rosemary