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Tazo Tea Company
is a company, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, selling tea bags and bottled tea.

The Tazo company [taking its name from a word in the Romany (commonly termed "Gypsy") language meaning river of life, but also meaning fresh in several dialects of Hindi was founded in 1994 by Steve Smith, who had spent over 30 years in the specialty tea business.

In 1999 the company was purchased by Starbucks Corporation and is now a subsidiary of Starbucks, providing all the tea served by Starbucks and its subsidiary, Seattle's Best Coffee.


The company's website is at

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