Dancing with a Tea Jay

Just as DJs (disc jockeys) get you moving to the beat, this tea jay gets your tastebuds dancing with flavors. Their goal is to give tea drinkers alternatives to the humdrum tea choices currently available in the UK.

Wanting to attract younger people to tea, the company names its teas after songs and pieces of music, such as Club Bizarre by German-based DJ Brooklyn Bounce and Wind of Change by New York-based singer/songwriter Lew Doty. Their web site launched near the beginning of this year, and various sites were deluged with their press releases. They also made their presence known on Twitter and Facebook. Their line of teas and herbals consists of 10 carefully selected and flavored mixes, ranging from their own version of two classics: masala chai and Earl Grey.

Intrigued, I accepted an offer to try some of their flavors. The samples have arrived, and our adventures with them will be posted over the next few weeks.

Mostyn also runs a cleaning services company. The various press releases tout her as award-winning, but the award had nothing to do with tea. It was related to this cleaning company. Another reason why awards are hardly a reason to buy from a particular tea vendor.

© 2012 A.C. Cargill photos and text

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