The Elmwood Inn Fine Teas story began in 1990 on the eve of the American tea renaissance, when Shelley Richardson opened a tea room in the Civil War village of Perryville, Kentucky.
Long-time educators, Bruce, Shelly and Ben Richardson felt the need to share their tea talents with eager students. Since 2000, over 400 aspiring tea entrepreneurs from across the world have attended their annual TEA Masterclass. These seminars, combined with the 14 tea books they have since authored, continue to inspire tea professionals worldwide.
"Our goals are to explore the globe in search of extraordinary teas, to honor and respect the people who work to produce those teas, and to offer exceptional teas to a world thirsting for peace and equality. We are committed to sharing the ideal that tea is a lifestyle; not a commodity."
Gift at the Gardner collaborated with the Richardsons to develop a line of custom tea blends inspired by the Museum’s collection that connect the history of tea at the Gardner to today's visitors.
$16.00Throughout the early 1900s, teapots in London and Boston were filled with black teas grown across the British Empire. These rich and malty blends were created with the British taste for tea with milk and sugar in mind.
$16.00Discover a heavenly tea-drinking experience with this healthy, low-caffeine blend of green tea combined with enchanting herbs. Featuring lemongrass, saffron, and holy basil, Angelico Tea lifts the spirits with each sip, while the aromas of rosebuds enchant the mind, and cinnamon sweetens the tongue.
$16.00For centuries, Chinese tea merchants have carefully created blends for tea drinkers in both London and Boston.
$16.00Gardens and horticulture flourish at the Gardner Museum, reflecting Isabella Stewart Gardner’s passions. The Museum’s interior Courtyard is an astonishing work of art itself, combining horticultural, sculptural, and architectural elements. This serene blend of naturally caffeine-free flowers and herbs pays homage to that colorful tradition.
$16.00The dragon is a popular motif found in art, literature, and tea!
$16.00As a tribute to Rubens, we've added a note of Flemish lavender blossoms to our unique blend named after one of the world's most-loved blended teas. You'll notice a hint of Italian oil of bergamot highlighting the base of this black tea, grown in the highlands of Ceylon.
$16.00Jasmine Pearl Tea is from our line of loose teas inspired by the art in Isabella Stewart Gardner's Collection and blended by Elmwood Inn Fine Teas.
$16.00Monks Garden Turmeric Tea is from our line of loose teas inspired by the art in Isabella Stewart Gardner's Collection and blended by Elmwood Inn Fine Teas.
All organic ingredients: Ginger, cardamom, turmeric, hibiscus, clove, rose petals, marigold petals, and leaf stevia.
NET WT. 3.5 oz (100G)
$16.00Isabella Stewart Gardner started the tradition of placing colorful displays of Nasturtium vines that cascaded from the courtyard balconies at Fenway. The vines continue to come alive during the week before Easter as the Gardner Museum celebrates the arrival of spring. This refreshing black tea combines Nasturtium blossoms with citrus notes of dried lemon and lime and a bit of pineapple.
$16.00Italians has no knowledge of the Chinese shrub we know as turmeric until 1559; turmeric wouldn't be imported until a century later. The Italian diet was filled with tangy fruits and aromatic herbs from across the Mediterranean region.
$16.00Inspired by John Singer Sergeants masterwork El Jaleo, this energetic blend of Ceylon and Chinese black teas is enhanced with dried Seville oranges and lemons and enhanced with the heady aroma of oil of Bergamot from the Mediterranean coast of Italy. The addition of bright blue cornflowers, lime leaves, and rose petals makes for a colorful pallet of tea that is as beautiful as it is delicious.
$16.00This classic English blend of handpicked black teas has been enhanced by aging in American whiskey barrels. Even teetotalers will recognize the intoxicating aromas as soon as the boiling water hits the leaves and releases delicious notes of caramel and vanilla.