just a girl who loves tea
Hi, I’m Lynn. So what’s my story? It’s pretty simple actually! Girl moves to the Oregon Coast, Girl falls in love with the Pacific Northwest. Girl predictably begins working at a coffeehouse, as a barista, then as a baker, and finally as a manager.
It was during my time here that I began sharpening my skills in both the beverage and business worlds. However, tea is what had always been my passion and was never far from my mind. I had worked at a teahouse prior to relocating to Oregon and had long been enamored with tea, as a plant, as a beverage, as a culture. I had dreamed of one day opening my own shop - to be able to spend as much time as I could in the tea world and share that passion with others. It was in Cannon Beach that I saw the need and desire for a teahouse on the coast and set about creating that!
a passion for people + tea
Kettle/Black was a business born out of passion, a love for the beverage, the culture, the tradition, and health benefits but most importantly, the sense of community tea provides.
I wholeheartedly believe that people are what matters in life. Which is why I promise to care every step of the way - from buying direct whenever possible, to acknowledging the importance of caring for the hands that pick the tea, to the attention and detail with which we prepare and package the finished product.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND
Soon you’ll be able to find us in a retail space, located in our favorite ocean-side town of Cannon Beach, Oregon! But until then, you can find us around town at some of our favorite local establishments!
Dough Dough Bakery serves Kettle/Black tea made-to-order, hot or cold. Pick up a bag of it on their retail shelves as well! In addition to tea, they provide fresh scones, muffins, cheese biscuits, and many other fine pastries. Most evenings they transition into a small plate/wine bar.
8 N Holladay, Seaside, Oregon
Insomnia Coffee Co has their retail shelf stocked with both 2oz bags and 1oz tins of tea to purchase. In addition, you can find KBT cups, mugs, spoons, t-shirts and matcha here. Make sure to chat with the incredibly friendly and knowledgable baristas and pick up a perfectly crafted latte while you’re there.
139 W 2nd Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Lucy’s Books is located in the heart of downtown Astoria, Oregon in the historic Liberty Theater Building, Lucy's Books has been helping in the quest for that next great read since 1998. In addition to a wonderful selection of books, Lucy’s carries gifts including tea ware and a plethora of 1oz tins of retail Kettle/Black teas.
348 12th St, Astoria, Oregon
The Queens Head Salon + Apothecary
239 N Hemlock Street #5, Cannon Beach, Oregon