Our Story

Have you ever tasted a place?  In every cup of tea you taste the soil, the climate, even the history and traditions of a region. You smell the flowers in the garden, the antiquity, the culture, the rich earth. You taste the place.   -Bill Beyer, CTS

 

Owners of Savoy Tea Co.

  • Certified Tea Specialist, Certified Tea Blender, Bill Beyer originally from Orange County, California
  • Certified Tea Sommelier, Tina Beyer from Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Graphic & Web Design, Krista Hinson (our daughter) raised in Bentonville, Arkansas

       

      Quick Facts about Savoy

      • Savoy is a member of the Specialty Tea Institute of America 
      • After four years of training and travel, Bill graduated in 2014 with the highest level of certification from STI.
      • Tina trained with the world-renowned tea experts and authors, Jane Pettigrew and Victoria Bisogno to become an internationally certified tea sommelier. 
      • The name “Savoy” came from the hotel where Bill & Tina stayed on their  honeymoon in Florence, Italy.

               

              Where We Get Our Tea
              We source tea from tea gardens and family farms all over the world:           China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, South Africa, Argentina. 

               

              Quiet moments, intimate gatherings, grand celebrations, they all deserve the thoughtfulness of fine tea.                    -Tina Beyer