Steven Smith

In Tribute to Steven Smith

There are people who can see possibilities and potential in the places many of us miss. Their vision opens our eyes, and in this case, awakens our palates, to something that we now can’t imagine doing without. Steven Smith, a tea entrepreneur and visionary who was once described as “Merlin meets Marco Polo” by...

Respected Tea Entrepreneuer, Steven Smith, Dies at 65

Steven Smith is responsible for some of the best known brands in American tea, having founded both Stash and Tazo Tea. Most recently he has owned and operated Steven Smith Teamaker with his wife Kim DeMent. A consummate professional, he has traveled the world seeking the finest teas. He developed more than 60 proprietary...

Retail Profile: Steven Smith Teamaker

By Geoffrey Norman Portland is no stranger to tearooms. The city was home to at least five mainstays prior to 2009, but in October of that year, a new outfit opened up run by an old hand at the tea game. Steven Smith, of Stash and Tazo fame, returned to Portland with a vision...