InterContinental Stephen F. Austin is in the “Know”. With the opening of the Club Lounge in Mid April 2010, the InterContinental Austin looked to explore ways of bringing authentic Texas products into the hotel. “Not only did we look for products from our state but we ensured that we picked health conscious items to go with the newly conceptualized Club Lounge” said Patrick Newman, Executive Chef of the InterContinental Austin. Furthermore, Chef Newman states “When we set out to look for product we found Zhi Premium Organic Tea which offers variety, flavor, and healthy selections.”
According to Jeffrey Lorien, CEO of Zhi Tea “One of our core values is true customer satisfaction. The kind that goes, “WOW! This is AWESOME.” When we hear that we know we have done our job.”
Zhi Tea is a homegrown Austin, Texas, company. The company’s active in the community and actually has a tea stand at the Austin Farmer’s Market. Zhi Tea has won a “Local Heroes Award” through the Edible Communities for 2009 and continues to enjoy supporting local non-profits like Urban Roots and the Sustainable Food Center in Austin.