Bellocq founders, Heidi Johannsen Stewart, Michael Shannon, and
Scott Stewart, joined their creative forces—they all have a desire
to collaborate on a shared aesthetic vision that captures their
appreciation of traditional artisan work and love of fine tea. As a
result of their commitment to quality products and traditional craft,
they travel to far locations in search of traditional techniques and
local ingredients that they can integrate into Bellocq’s blends. Their
shop (and design studio) is the best place to find your perfect cup,
try new combinations, learn about tea, and experience their award-winning handcrafted teas in a whole new light.
How did you decide that tea would be your concentration?
Tea is similar to wine: it’s a broad world of subtle nuances
affected by grower, weather, and tea master. It can be similarly
elegant and enlightening. We’ve always been enthusiastic tea
drinkers, bringing back loads of tea for each other from our trips
around the world, visits to tea gardens, etc., and we wanted to
create a brand that reflected our style with the finest organic
teas and botanicals available.