Zhi Tea HIll Country Newsletter - Spring 2010 (no graphics version!)


Spring Is Here - Upcoming Local Events and News!

Let's get right to it!

Firstly, thank you all who stopped by, sampled, chatted, or bought tea last weekend at the Olives Olé Texas International Olive Oil Festival outside of San Antonio at Sandy Oaks Orchard. It was a perfect day, extremely well attended, with great food, amazing olive oils and olives and tons of fun. A gorgeous venue, perfectly run event. Thank you!

Coming up!

This Sunday in Austin - The East Austin Urban Farm Tour. This will be a memorable event with many of the areas outstanding chefs and food artisans serving up tasty treats at all four of the local urban farms here on the Eastside. Zhi tea will be on tap at all four farms (Boggy Creek, Springdale, Hausbar, and Rain Lily farms) which are coincidentally all within walking distance of the Zhi Tea Gallery! This event benefits the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance. Click here for ticket and other info. Tour is SUNDAY April 11, 1-5p, ZTG open from noon-5p on this Sunday. Normal hours of operation are M-F 9-6 and Sat 10-2.

Also, to coincide with this lovely spring event, Zhi Tea Gallery will now be providing table service at the Gallery!! We will be serving baked goods from five of Austin's most amazing chefs along with locally produced condiments and pots of freshly steeped Zhi Tea. We are very excited about this opportunity to partner with our favorite bakers! Stop by and check out the new goodies.

25th Anniversary Hill Country Wine and Food Festival - April 18th - Once again we will be holding court at the HCWFF. Come see us in the Whole Foods tent! We'll be sampling new teas as well as our award-winning faves. More info here.

Art City Austin - April 24th and 25th - We are proud to be a part of this year's ACA event. Last year's was a bit of a challenge weather-wise but was a blast nonetheless. Meander down Caesar Chavez and check out some of Austin's and the country's most interesting artists and sculptors' work. This year we are going to be supplying some of our award-winning iced teas to help you stay hydrated and healthy for the weekend. More info here.

MAY - Farm-To-Plate benefit and Fair Trade Film Festival...Stay tuned.

IN THE NEWS - Zhi Tea can now be found at the Gateway Whole Foods store in Austin! So now you have two WF options in town. Folks in San Antonio, keep filling out those request forms at the store in SA and we'll get in their sooner! Same goes for the Central Market folks. The best way for us to get in is for our those inclined to keep filling out the request forms for Zhi Tea.

Did you know that Zhi Tea captured the Local Hero Award in 2009 for best beverage artisan by readers of Edible Austin magazine? Thank you readers!

Also Zhi Tea was nicely featured in a tea spread in the Austin Monthly magazine a couple of months back. Nice to be recognized there too.

Last but not least - We always accept the Go Local card for 10% off all your purchases in the Zhi Tea Gallery. Go Local cards can be found around Austin (and at Zhi Tea Gallery) for $10 and are good for one year and valid at over 250 local Austin businesses. A great way to support local business and keep your money in Austin. Here for more info.

That's it for now. Happy spring! Hope to see you soon!

Jeffrey - Dr. Oolong

Thanks Again for Shopping at Zhi Tea.

Zhi Tea

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