Started in Portland in 2009 by Steven Smith, a co-founder of Stash and tea shaman of Tazo renowned for his deep understanding of tea, Steven Smith Teamaker has always produced interesting flavors you’re not going to find anywhere else. Case in point: their limited edition teas that include a variant aged in brandy barrels and one in a whiskey barrel. Varietal No. 302 is Yaupon Brandy, a yaupon tea aged in a Stone Barn Brandyworks apple brandy barrel. Varietal No. 628 is Wuyi Whiskey, a black tea aged in a Westward Whiskey barrel to impart oak, caramelized sugar and whiskey notes. Head teamaker Tony Tellin describes it as “a tea for Ron Burgundy. Pairs well with mahogany furniture, leather bound books, etc.” This is a tea we can all drink to.
If you don’t have a cigar cutter on hand when you want to light up a cigar you need to get all MacGyver with it. And since a cigar cutter isn’t part of the average everyday carry collection, this can happen often. Instead of adding another item to your already packed pockets consider having your knife pull double duty. The Cigar Cutter Pocket Knife packs a cigar cutter right in the handle. Pair that with the long-lasting AUS-8 stainless blade and you have a tool that will assist in small chores and in enjoying a cigar when you’re done with them.