North Fork 53 offers “Farm-to-Teacup” tours
North Fork 53 Communitea Wellness is a four-acre sanctuary of trees, herbs, flowers and tea plants, nestled between the North Fork of the Nehalem River and Hwy 53 (thus their name). Proprietors and tea farmers, Ginger and Brigham Edwards, are now offering Farm-to-Teacup garden tours and tea tasting experiences at their riverside tea and wellness center in Nehalem. Situated about nine miles from Manzanita Beach and Highway 101, the vibe is all about slowing down and relaxing in an organic way.
“So many more people have gotten into tea since the pandemic started,” observes Ginger Edwards, owner and tea maker. “Since there are lots of new tea lovers out there, I thought it would be a fun experience for them to see how we grow our plants, and let them taste the tea right in our gardens.”
The 90 minute tour experience is offered every Saturday at 10am and requires a $20 per person ticket be purchased in advance on their website northfork53.com. North Fork 53 also offers drop-in tea tasting experiences for visitors every Thursday from 10am-2pm and every Saturday following tours from noon-2pm.
“Wellness and tea go perfectly together,” notes co-owner and massage therapist Brigham Edwards. “People who come here for a massage or sauna love being able to relax in the gardens afterward. Now with the tea tours and tasting room we have a new way to let people check out what we do.”
The North Fork 53 tea tasting room also features a gallery of original work by Manzanita painter Debbie Harmon, who also designs their tea tins.
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