Mrs. Kelly’s Tea
At the Mill City farmers market you will meet Mindy Kelly, her husband Brian or their youngest daughter Brenna, all experts on tea and thrilled to be able to help you discover the many varieties of tea and help you to choose several that would be best for you.
Over the years Mr. and Mrs. Kelly have had an opportunity to visit most of the tea “farms” that there leaves come from and feel assured that no pesticides are used on the teas that they purchase and the working conditions are humane and tolerable for the workers who hand pick their tea leaves.
One of the biggest barriers between Mrs. Kelly’s Tea and the consumer was the consumer being overwhelmed by other “experts” advice on choosing and brewing teas. For that reason Mindy has always been an advocate of the real simplicity and economics of brewing loose tea leaves.
Mrs. Kelly’s Tea has won reader chosen 2008 Local Hero Award in the category of “Beverage Artisan” from Edible Twin Cities publication. “Best Tea of Show” at Calhoun Coffee Fest and “Best Natural Product of Show” at the TC Food and Wine show. Mindy Kelly, founder of MKT, is a member of the Minnesota Growers Association, Women Who Really Cook, and the Specialty Tea Institute (STI). In 2005 Mindy Kelly was part of the American Tea Delegation to India by STI, representing American tea importers.