This past weekend I had gone out to the stash tea store in Tigard.
Beings that Fall arrived quickly and working a new job where I work at night, having a variety of tea, but caffeinated and decaffeinated / uncaffeinated was critical. I picked up two more boxes of English Breakfast Tea as well as a variety of other teas, including Acai Berry herbal tea, cranberry pomegranate herbal tea, raspberry and white decaf tea, Christmas Eve herbal tea and Christmas Morning black and green tea blend.
Besides the fact that the Stash English Breakfast Tea is my favorite English Breakfast Tea, Stash is also a local company. It is based in Tigard, Oregon which is one of the suburbs of Portland.
I am all for supporting local companies. I like keeping my money in where I live. By buying local I am supporting my community and those who live and work here.
While at the Stash store, I also purchased a hydro flask travel mug, for my tea. While I have several travel mugs, none of them are really insulated. So they would burn my hand while allowing my tea to cool off really fast. I have found in the few days I have had my hydro flask, that I can make myself tea at 10:45 at night (before I go to work) and it is still hot at 6:00 am the next morning. I like having hot tea throughout my shift.