My Tea Journey
Hi. I'm Simon Parish, the founder of Northeast Tea House and River & Stone Tea. I've never been much of a conformist and after finishing college knew I had to carve out a career that would speak to me personally. Also, I feel a strong desire to contribute to my community and do my part to spread joy and well-being to others. Nurturing my own well-being during my college years in NYC involved daily meditation and working at a Brooklyn tea house, where I supplemented my formal studies of history and world religions with a deep dive into the styles, traditions, chemistry and health benefits of tea and matcha. Those experiences have led me to Northeast Tea House and more recently, to River & Stone Tea.
My dream is to establish Northeast Tea House as a get-away from the distractions and anxieties of our modern world. Designed as a calming, meditative space, NTH revolves around this remarkable ability of tea, when prepared and consumed in manners that are centuries old, to inhibit anxiety and reinforce a powerful sense of calm and mindfulness. In addition, our themes include friendship, conversation, thoughtfulness and a deep appreciation for tea's flavors and East Asian culture.
River & Stone is really an extension of NTH, with the hope that we can bring the wonder of the highest quality, freshest matcha to people throughout North America.
Hopefully you'll give our matcha a try and become as fascinated with freshly milled matcha as I am!
Founder, Head Tea Guy, Head Matcha Miller