Steve Smith of Steven Smith Teamaker and Christopher Stowell, artistic director of Oregon Ballet Theater, have collaborated on a one-of-a-kind tea blend that will be served and sold exclusively at OBT performances this month.
The blend, named “Christopher’s OBTea” after Stowell, is a mixture of Yunnan and Assam full-leaf black teas that is “soothing, golden, and slightly creamy with a natural, honey-like sweetness.” Smith describes it as a mix of Indian and Chinese teas, touched with hyssop, linden flowers, and mint.
The tea will be available by the cup at performances, and can be purchased by the box ($15) in the foyer of the Keller Auditorium or at the OBT Box Office. Performances of OBT’s The Nutcracker and A Holiday Revue run from now to December 24.
All proceeds from “Christopher’s OBTea” will go to OBT’s company, education and outreach programs, and the School of OBT. For more information about Steven Smith Teamaker, visit www.smithtea.com or call the Teaworks at 503.719.8752. Details on performances can be found at www.obt.org.