Brad Butler (Puiyallup)
The Owners are by far some of the most knowledgeable tea enthusiast in the area. I wish I could remember the lady that is co-owner's name as she is rapidly becoming the area's leading tea MASTER!..While the shop is jaded to carrying mostly Rubios teas, the tea they do carry is all top shelf. The staff that manages the store while the owners are doing their presentations at Farmers Markets and such are not just polite, but have taken ownership of learning the intricacies of tea and are able to give you solid advice and information. Not only that -- they are genuinely nice people to. While i have two importers I get most of my teas through wholesale, The Tea Madame is at the very top of my shortest list for when I want to learn, or just go for an interesting cup of tea. You owe it to yourself to stop by the Windmill Gardens Nursery and Greenhouse lot and see the Tea Madame, Have some delightful conversation and pickup some guaranteed high quality Puerh, Rubios, or Oolong teas...As well as several other blends that are just simple Scrumptious!!! Remember -- 茶是生命 = 'Tea Is Life' Cheers!