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aes·thete /ˈesˌTHēt/ noun
a person who has or affects to have a special appreciation of art, nature and beauty.

In Japanese culture: The practice of tea ceremony is referred to as chadō (茶道): the Way of Tea, telling us that tea is not just a drink: it's an aesthetic, a spiritual practice, a mindset, a way of living. Tea offers a place of sanctuary from worldly concerns. The host and guest spend time over a bowl of matcha, with the host displaying deep consideration towards the guest, who responds in gratitude. 

Aesthete Tea is an artisan tea brand and tearoom specializing in farm direct, organic teas. Unique to Aesthete, the brand’s proprietary tea blends are created by Aesthete’s Master Blender, Maggie Cassidy, who also happens to be Founder Briana Thornton’s mother.  The Aesthete [tiny] Tea Room is locate in Multnomah Village, Southwest Portland: 3530 SW Multnomah Blvd Portland, Oregon. Aesthete maintains a firm presence at various farmer’s markets and events around the Pacific North West, where customers can purchase Aesthete teas directly from the company.  

Our mission is to bring the ancient respect and knowledge of tea to the current world, through a minimalist brand that represents the modern tea drinker.

All of our tea and products are sourced ethically and blended locally. To find out more click the link below.