Stop and smell the teas
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 2, 2011
CAPITAL TEAS, fifth generation fine tea merchants, announces the opening of its fourth specialty tea boutique in Georgetown. This newest Capital Teas store is located at 1614-A Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007; phone: 202-337-TEAS (8327).
Capital Teas offers customers the opportunity to see, smell, taste, and purchase from a selection of over 120 luxury teas from around the world. Its loose tea varietals include many Black, Green, White, and Oolong teas, both traditional and flavored, as well as a flavorful spectrum of South African Rooibos, Fruit, Nut, and Herbal Tisanes, and Yerba Mate.
Capital Teas’ fourth store is reminiscent of its original store in Annapolis, a charming and elegant traditional store in old London style, this one tucked into the upper slopes of Georgetown along Wisconsin Avenue (just above Q Street).
Customers of Capital Teas are educated on the types of tea, the best water temperatures for brewing, and the ideal time to steep loose tea for a rich flavor. The company itself is steeped in a rich family tradition in the tea trade that began in the 1890's. Store owner Manelle Martino’s great-great-grandfather, Francis Van Reyk, planted and oversaw one of the first tea estates to be planted on Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Capital Teas carries tea from that very tea estate which they dub Great-Grandfather's Tea.
Peter Martino, CEO of Capital Teas, stated: "We maintain our century-plus family tradition of excellence in tea by carrying only the highest quality loose teas and infusions. To make brewing tea easy and fun for our patrons, we also offer a very large selection of both traditional and modern tea brewing accessories and complements. With these offerings and our well-trained staff of tea experts, our company has seen great acceptance by our patrons and continues to grow at a fast pace. In fact, this is the third new store that we have opened in the last nine months and we plan to continue to open additional retail stores every calendar quarter."
Capital Teas' Georgetown store complements the previous Capital Teas success stories in Annapolis, Bethesda, and at National Harbor, Maryland. Residents and visitors of Washington, D.C. are encouraged to “Stop and smell the teas” on Saturday, April 2nd, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm at Capital Teas Georgetown Grand Opening Party! Sip the teas, sample the honey, and indulge in tea-infused chocolate and French butter cookies. For more information, see http://www.CapitalTeas.com or http://www.facebook.com/CapitalTeas.