This is an enjoyable stop for ages 5 and up. (children under five are not allowed on the tour.) Pay attention to the street names as you enter; they are tea names, such as Sleepytime drive. Also, the fields surrounding are filled with prairie dogs popping up, the kids just loved it!!!!
You begin in the tasting room where they give you a china cup to sample hot and iced teas, which they have about twenty urns out to help yourself. In addition, you can ask the servers to sample anything the company sells, including the Kombucha and some teas they only sell at the factory itself. This was a wonderful way to try out some flavors without committing to an entire box!
You then watch an interesting video of the history of the company, followed by a guided tour of the factory itself, where you learn all about tea, herbs, where they buy their supplies, how they clean, mix and test them, etc. My favorite bit is the Peppermint room where the fragrance is pungent and heady and wonderful!!!! The machinery mixing, packaging and palleting the teas is fascinating, as is the distribution information.
It does not bother me at all that it funnels you out through the gift shop. Their teas are all sold in there, along with interesting gifts and treats, I love the gift shop! I load up on teas, which they will ship for you upon request, and help myself to the big deep sale bin of boxes for a dollar! The staff are very friendly and helpful.
They have wheelchairs upon request, there is a cafe there, and this place is something you just cant do anywhere else. We go every time we visit Denver area!!!!
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