Spirit of the Lotus Tea Company
John & Siming Macpherson, Proprietors.
John is a life-long resident of Hagerstown, MD.
Siming is a recent immigrant from Guangzhou, China.
We both LOVE good Tea, and have been drinking Tea all our lives. When I first visited Siming in China in 2001, I was amazed at the variety and quality of the Teas available in every Tea House and restaurant there. Since arriving here, Siming has missed the Teas she used to drink in China.
We have been disappointed in the offerings from most local retail stores and restaurants. It seems that coffee is king and tea is considered a distant relative. Some restaurants offer GREAT food, Gourmet Coffee, and then, when it comes to Tea — they offer some ho-hum, bagged tea product. A few shops & restaurants DO offer excellent Tea, but they are few and far between and usually have a limited selection.
As a result of our experiences, we have decided to bring "The Joy of Tea" to the Tri-State region.
And so, the "Spirit of the Lotus Tea Company" was born. We opened our website in June, 2005 after spending the previous 18 months forging alliances with some of the best Tea Producers in Asia, as well as some of the finest Tea Importers here in the USA.
We are proud to offer a wide range of Loose, Whole-Leaf Teas; Artisan Teas; Chai and Herbal Tisanes, as well as Teapots, Teacups, Brewing Equipment, and brewing and storage accessories. We're constantly looking for new Teas and Tea Accessories to add to our product line.
We have grown from being an Internet-based retail & wholesale company, offering our Teas and accessories to the general public as well as to local Restaurants, Inns, Spas and Offices through our website, to having our own warehouse, packing facility and wholesale / retail showroom. Our shop is located at 223 N. Prospect St., Suite 106, Hagerstown, MD. 21740 Our current business hours are: Tues - Sat: 11am - 5pm, Closed Sun & Mon. If you're in the area, feel free to drop in!