Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stash Tea

Name of Product:  Stash Tea

Price: $3.99 18 count box

Where to purchase:  Grocery stores and mass retailers including Wal Mart

Description of Product and Company:

"The Stash Tea Company is a privately-held company headquartered in Tigard, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. Founded in 1972, Stash Tea originally operated out of an old Portland Victorian style house, supplying loose herbal teas and bulk herbs to natural food stores. Starting in 1975, the company broadened its focus to include bagged teas and then began to sell a full line of traditional, specialty blend and herbal teas directly to fine restaurants and through a mail order catalog to consumers.
Today, Stash Tea is one of the largest specialty tea companies in the United States, with products available through foodservice, grocery stores, tea and coffee shops, club stores, mass merchandisers, natural foods stores, mail order and the Internet. Stash Tea is also available in Canada and in several other countries.
The company derives its name from an entertaining aspect of tea folklore. In earlier centuries, tea was a valuable commodity traditionally transported by clipper ship. The ship’s captain often was presented with some of the finest teas for his personal use. This supply was his “stash,” stowed carefully as his “private reserve.” Today, the term is still used to denote anything put away carefully because of its preciousness."

Review of Product:  I received an 18 count sample box of a variety of Stash Tea flavors. When I first opened the box I really liked the look of the tea bags. As you can see in the picture above Stash Tea uses simple, uncluttered packaging with vibrant colors and it really makes a difference.

 I found all of the flavors to be pleasant and light in taste. It was hard to choose a favorite but I personally like the Licorice Spice Stash Tea the best, possibly because I love black licorice! All varieties of Stash Tea are aromatic and some of them including Apple Spice and Acai Berry turn a pretty pink-red color after you steep them. Another thing I found enjoyable about the Stash Tea I sampled was that they were all caffeine free so I was able to enjoy them at night while reading and didn't have to worry about sleeplessness from caffeine intake. I recently purchased Chai Spice Stash Tea at my local Wal Mart and have been enjoying it as much as the Licorice Spice.

I would recommend Stash Tea, it is very reasonably priced and of high quality in my experience. Stash Tea has a really cool website where you can not only order products including tea and gifts but you can learn all about tea!

Disclosure: I received a sample box of Stash Tea for testing and review purposes through the Influenster program (a community of trendsetters who test products and use their influence to share them with others). To learn more about Influenster or join go to their website at:


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