Van Wezel Anniversa-Tea

This week we launched a signature rooibos tea for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Our Van Wezel Anniversa-Tea celebrates 40 years of fabulous performances at the Sarasota landmark by the bay.

On Wednesday evening the line up of performers for this season was announced along with a signature dessert by Michael’s On East and our stunning Rooibos blend with black and red currants. Tony Bennett is the big star headlining the 40th Anniversary party on January 5th.

Local Tea Company will sample and sell Van Wezel Anniversa-Tea at performances this season, as well as serve the caffeine free tea at selected events for sponsors and patrons. Van Wezel Anniversa-Tea will also be available at our shops in Siesta Key Village and at Selby Gardens, on Saturday mornings at the Downtown Farmer’s Market, and online at

The Van Wezel Anniversa-Tea is the second in our “Celebrating Sarasota” series of teas, the other being our best selling Selby Select in honor of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

The initial response to the iced version was very positive, though it is hard to compete with a cold pinot grigio on a gorgeous summer evening at the bayfront. Special thanks to Julia Mays for spreading the word all evening long and to the entire team at the Van Wezel for putting all the details together so quickly.



Category: Tea Journey

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