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Harvest Moon Discount

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.

 


 

zakti teas now being served at The Wild Detectives

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.


 

zakti at Davis Street Espresso

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 2014

Read about some of the benefits of green tea in our January 2014 Newsletter here.

 


 

zakti is now at Crooked Tree

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:

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zakti tea now being served at The Hospitality Sweet

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.

 


 

One last poem

One last poem, for this year, from The Way of Tea to celebrate National Poetry Month
 

PURITY (SEI)
 

Though I sweep and sweep
Everywhere my garden path,
Through invisible
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
 


 

HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM ALL OF US AT zakti

image: Hand Painted Mandala by Ingrid Dhyl:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/97431503/every-day-is-earth-day-hand-painted
 


 

Tea Poem

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
 


 

The Way of Tea by Rikkansai

"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."

 

Rikkansai
(1654 - 1726)

 

Image: Janeil Engelstad, "Tree, Full Moon and Wind"

 


 

Celebrating April, National Poetry Month

In celebration of National Poetry Month (USA) zakti will be posting classic writings and poetry on tea.
 

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Words of a Mystic

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

 


 

zakti at Bolsa Mercado

zakti teas are now available at the hip foodie emporium Bolsa Mercado in Dallas. 

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zakti and Sustainability

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?

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