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April 29, 2022

High Grown Honduras Coffee from Farmer Pablo Paz

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A University of Michigan student project pays delicious dividends a decade down the road It’s about ten years ago now that U of M alum Andrew Boyd approached me. He wanted to tell me about a new project he and some other recent graduates were getting into. Their idea was […]

April 28, 2022


  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The true story of your morning “cap” revealed! It’s getting close to a decade ago now that I started to study beliefs. What began as a small bit of intrigue and intellectual interest evolved, over the course of five or six years, into a 600-plus-page book, The Power of Beliefs in […]

February 28, 2022

Peru Corral de Piedra Coffee

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Beautiful beans from women farmers on Peru’s west coast Back in 2004, a year after we began roasting our own coffee here at Zingerman’s, about 3700 miles almost due south of Ann Arbor, Isabel Uriarte Latorre co-founded Café Femenino, an organization dedicated to empowering women in the coffee world. From […]

August 21, 2021

Meet the Deli Detail: Deli Tea Specialist

Meet the Deli Detail: We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured Deli crew members is our Tea Specialist Meet the Deli’s Tea Specialist According to our tea specialist, being the Deli’s Tea Specialist requires him to, “Mostly drink tea and wax philosophic about the state of the world.” Don’t let him […]

July 2, 2021

Types of Tea

If you’re on a hunt for tea, make Zingerman’s Delicatessen your first stop! The Deli stocks a wide spectrum of teas: White, Green, Yellow, Oolong, Black (called Red in China), Pu-Erh/Dark Tea (called Black in China), Purple, and Herbal Teas (otherwise known as Tisanes — if you’re fancy).  Our tea specialist makes sure the Deli’s […]

June 24, 2021

Ask a Tea Specialist: How to Make Better Tea At Home!

Add expertly-made tea to your at-home beverage rotation with tips from the Deli’s tea guru, Jackson Konwinski. According to Jackson, the most frequently asked question he gets from guests about tea is, “How do I make better tea at home?”  He’s here to set the record straight, and to equip Deli guests with all of […]

June 18, 2021

Reserve Dragon Well 2021 Selection #1

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A hard to get micro-lot of terrific tea from China The availability of this special tea is super limited, and its flavor is fantastic. If you’re into tea like I am, you might want to drive by to get a bag of it while it lasts (or have some delivered […]

April 11, 2021

Milk Oolong Tea

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Terrific New Tea Arrival from Taiwan It’s nearly 20 years ago now that we started to roast our own coffee. Up until that point I drank coffee only rarely, mostly if (as is still often the case, in Italy) there was no other choice. Tea was my thing. Every morning, […]

December 27, 2020

An Expanded Selection of Tea at the Deli

A vision is realized with an increased selection of tea by Jackson Konwinski, Zingerman’s Delicatessen Tea Buyer/Specialty Foods Supervisor Our new selection of tea goes out to all you leaf lovers out there–the regulars who have been with us for decades, the first-timers looking for something special, and everyone else who will walk through our […]

December 27, 2020

Ben Shan Oolong Tea from Fujian

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A new Oolong Tea at the Deli brews a delicious cup Thanks to the hard work and passionate pursuit of excellence of longtime Deli staffer Jackson Konwinski, we have this lovely new oolong tea that’s only recently arrived from China. The Ben Shan is a delicate and delicious Tieguanyin (aka, […]