The Road to Eugene Is Paved in Tea – Teashop Adventure Week
June was a shitty month.
Between two deaths in the family, a work-related back injury, and a two-week bout of influenza to cap things off, I think it’s safe to say it was the shittiest month I’ve had in nearly a decade. There were small bouts of cheer, however. And one of them came in the form of a text message.
Josh Chamberlain of J-TEA International sent me the following, “When can you come down to Eugene to try all of our iced teas?”
Eugene was about two hours away from Portland, but . . . Fuck it, I thought. I needed a distraction. What better diversion than a day trip. For tea. There were worse reasons. I made it there in record time, got to the store in roughly an hour and a half. Unheard of.
The storefront was just as I remembered it.