Tea that will really help you de-stress. 

Botanicals, including teas, have been going into spirits for ages to make gin, aquavit, rum, and more. The folks at Townshend’s Tea Company have come up with a different approach to utilizing herbs to create new flavors. They take their teas and use them in the mash (materials mashed up to release juices and sugars to be distilled in liquor or spirits) with cane sugar. This creates a liquor that retains the tea flavor while adding more botanicals makes it a truly unique taste experience.

Good food done well.

In this edition of Food Porn, we feature Von’s 1000Spirits. The original Von’s had been a Seattle institution open for 25 years on Pine in downtown, has moved to a new location near Harbor Steps on 1st Ave. Von’s is a family-run business with original owner Tim Firnstahl, his daughter Merrisa Firnstahl-Claridge and his son-in-law Jason Amador. A shrine to spirits and sourdough, Von’s new