“In Chinese we say tea washes the spirit. It’s not something that just enters your stomach, it also enters your mind.” – Patrick Cui, Tea Master
Our founder, June, first caught a buzz from tea when she got a “teatender” gig at a loose leaf tea shop located in Denver, Colorado. She was given a substantial manual to study, and a small black notebook that the shop called a “tea bible”; as employees tasted all categories of tea, they jotted down the liqueur and profiles of each tea in their tea bibles in order to better help customers. The extensive training and tasting revealed to her she could always be happy as long as she was involved in the world of tea.
Though she left the tea shop some time ago, her tea-enthusiast drive did not diminish. She took the knowledge she gained all those years ago and made it her own, thus the creation and operation of June’s Agony. Whether it be furthering education, starting a discussion, sharing or seeking fun recipes, or obtaining your favorite culture-approved loose leaf tea, you’re always welcome at June’s Agony’s table. Enjoy!