Entries in Inside Stories
September 10, 2014
In celebration of the harvest supermoon, which is upon us zakti is offering a super discount. Receive 25% off on all orders over $75, applied at check out.
Stock up on all your favorite teas as hot tea weather is right around the corner. Discount is valid through September 21st.
March 30, 2014
zakti teas now being served at The Wild Detectives bookstore and coffee/tea bar in Oak Cliff, Dallas
314 W. 8th Street
An eclectic selection of books, wonderful bar food and zakti tea in a atmosphere that vibrates with good design - what more could you want? zakti selections at The Wild Detectives include tisanes, black, green and white teas.
March 24, 2014
zakti is in the house at Davis Street Espresso
We are very proud to announce that Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters is serving zakti tea along side their coffee at Davis Street Espresso. Stop by and enjoy a cup of tea!
819 W Davis Street Dallas TX 75208
January 13, 2014
Read about some of the benefits of green tea in our January 2014 Newsletter here.
June 20, 2013
zakti teas now at Crooked Tree Coffee House
2414 Routh St, Dallas, TX.
We are thrilled that zakti is now being served at Crooked Tree in the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas.
From their profile in D Magazine:
May 30, 2013
zakti teas now being served at The Hospitality Sweet
400 North Ervay | Suite 175, Dallas, TX
Located inside the historic Post Office, The Hospitality Sweet serves breakfast , lunch and divine pastries. The barista, Kevin, prepares zakti teas at the ideal temperature for, and understands the nuanced flavors of, each variety - information he is happy to share. With a sophisticated, warm atmosphere that feels like Paris / London / San Francisco this is definitely a spot to linger over a cup of tea.
April 29, 2013
One last poem, for this year, from The Way of Tea to celebrate National Poetry Month
Though I sweep and sweep
Everywhere my garden path,
On the slim pine needles still
Specks of dirt may be found.
Sen no Rikyû
Image:Spring, Japanese Garden, Seattle, courtesy Seattle Parks and Recreation
April 23, 2013
image: Hand Painted Mandala by Ingrid Dhyl:
April 19, 2013
Willow branches graze the grass,
As I sit in the shade drinking tea.
A note from a flute blows clearly,
Mingling with the sound of rain.
I could sit here alone forever,
And still I'd never feel lonely.
Anonymous poem inscribed on an
old Yi Hsing tea pot
April 07, 2013
"The way of tea:
trace it, and ever deeper it goes;
like the fields of Musashi
where the moon is lucent,
its depths draw us on."
(1654 - 1726)
Image: Janeil Engelstad, "Tree, Full Moon and Wind"
April 02, 2013
In celebration of National Poetry Month (USA) zakti will be posting classic writings and poetry on tea.
January 07, 2013
The first cup moistens my lips and throat.
The second shatters my loneliness.
The third causes the wrongs of life to fade gently from my recollection.
The fourth purifies my soul.
The fifth lifts me to the realms of the unwinking gods
Chinese Mystic, Tang Dynasty
Image: Norfolk Island Pine Grove, NouNou Mountain, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, 2013, J Engelstad
November 13, 2012
zakti teas are now available at the hip foodie emporium Bolsa Mercado in Dallas.
September 16, 2012
There are many environmental factors that we consider when sourcing tea, including: Do our suppliers share our core principles of sustainability and fair business practices? How are the growers treating their pickers and the other people that help to grow and harvest the tea? Are organic and/or sustainable growing practices being used, which leaves the soil nutrient and microbe rich? How can we best consolidate shipments to reduce our carbon footprint?