Farm-to-cup tea North Fork 53
When Brigham and Ginger met in 2012, Ginger was a full-time CSA vegetable farmer and Brigham involved with herbalism and plant medicine, together, they combined their interests experimenting with tea recipes and today own North Fork 53.
"We source our teas, herb and spices organically and I have grown using organic and biodynamic methods, for over 15 years on the farm," Ginger said. "One of the appeals of growing tea and herbs is that we can deepen our sustainable farming practices by basing our crop plan in perennials like mint, roses, elderberry and lemon verbena. I am a deep believer that the job of a farmer is to improve the health of soil and water by farming and not harm it."
North Fork's most popular teas are Oregon Coast Chai which uses their farm-grown fennel, blackberry leaf and anise hyssop. People also love NeahKahNie Fog, an Earl Grey-style blend of black tea blended with real lavender, rose petals and bergamot and vanilla extracts. Tulsi Green is popular too and they grow a 100' hoop house of tulsi every year for the tea company. It's an adaptogenic herb that has wonderful stress relieving properties and helps to regulate hormones and aid in good sleep and digestion.
"2020 is definitely the year when tulsi is needed more than ever. We add it to lots of our blends," she said. "Covid-19 had us add more health forward teas to our line. Treasure Chest is our respiratory support blend and North Coast Immunitea is our immune booster blend that I drink daily to keep up resistance to any viruses that may be floating around."
Come to Beaverton Farmers Market to find North Fork 53 Tea.
Beaverton Farmers Market
Southwest Hall Boulevard, between Third and Fifth Streets, Beaverton