Artful Brew Tea
Exhibiting at Studio M – Guest
Restorative, whole leaf teas and culinary adventures
1976 Fountain Lane
Waconia, MN 55387
A native of Iowa, Kris James spent over 20 years as a cooking instructor, writer and caterer before moving to Waconia in 2005.
An experienced traveler, Kris has “taken tea” all over the world and enjoys sharing her experiences and passion for tea with others. Inspiration for her tea blends include research in Ayurveda, Chakras, culinary herbalism and folklore.
Kris is the “Saturday Mornings in the Kitchen” chef for the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum teaching hands-on classes, and is the primary instructor for their custom corporate cooking class program. She also teaches at Lakewinds Natural Foods in Minnetonka, and offers customized, private cooking parties for Minnesota residents in their homes.
Kris is certified in aromatherapy and co-author of the book Grow, Harvest Eat… Essential Herbs from Garden to Table. She is currently working on a second book on tea.
Artful Brew Tea creates unique whole leaf tea blends that are rich in fragrance, texture and botanical composition. Each complex mélange refreshes the palate, restores and helps heals the body, and guides you to rediscover the simple art of relaxing with a cup of tea. Nourish, the latest evolution of Artful Brew, brings an enlightened approach to food as the quintessential life force — so miraculous and yet so simple. Nourish draws inspiration from the beauty of fresh, seasonal ingredients, as well as ancient culinary wisdom and healing. This synergy encourages you to approach each meal with a new mindfulness and intuition that not only strengthens the body, but also nourishes the spirit.