Oregon

Oregon Tea Company Launches Social Enterprise on Indiegogo

Young Mountain Tea, based in Springfield, Oregon, is launching the Global Tea Exchange to end the isolation of the communities that grow tea, the world’s most popular drink after water. The company is turning to Indiegogo, the popular online crowdfunding platform, to raise the funds to launch this program. The 43-day, $35,000 fundraising campaign...

Red Robe Tea House Offers Gong Fu Tea Service

The Red Robe Tea House & Café brings authentic Southern Chinese culture to Portland, Oregon, while still appealing to Western preferences. “I combined the traditional Chinese and Western tastes,” said co-owner Pearl Zhang. “I also came up with this using both creativity and delicacy.” Customers who dine there get an all-encompassing Cantonese cultural experience....

Yogi Building Major New Factory in Eugene

By Sam Molineaux Organic herbal tea manufacturer Yogi broke ground in late June on its proposed 180,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Eugene, Ore. just a few miles to the west of its Springfield, Ore. base. The $15–19 million factory will be the largest new industrial building in Eugene in almost a decade, far eclipsing the...

Taiwan’s Treasure in Eugene at J-Tea

By Geoffrey F. Norman J-TEA International is located in the college town of Eugene, Ore., but this tea shop was conceived in 2004 in faraway Taiwan where owner Josh Chamberlain was attending Cheng Kung University. At the time, appreciation for Taiwanese teas in the United States was still in its infancy. On his return...