Locally owned Lewes Gourmet, located on the canal at Front Street, has produced a range of nine high-quality teas that promote and champion iconic Lewes landmarks and beloved Lewes nonprofits.
Reflecting the maritime history, flora and fauna of the town, teas come in a range of flavors (black, green, hemp, herbal blends and oolong) with their cans featuring pictures and commentary in support of the Lightship Overfalls Foundation, Lewes In Bloom, Lewes Historical Society, Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Ryves Holt House, Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse, Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation, Fort Miles, Friends of Fort Miles, and the Cannonball House.
A portion of all sales goes to support these local nonprofits.
Photography to make this endeavor possible has been donated by Michele Buckler, Sand N Stones; David Koster, Portraits in the Sand; and Tim Southerst, Puzzles.
Teas can be paired and gift packaged with the limited-edition, Lewes-crested British porcelain mug which celebrates Lewes, Delaware's connection to Lewes, England, and the Lewes historical district, flag, tulip and ladybug all symbolizing Lewes, Delaware.
Andrea Spuck, Lewes Gourmet owner, said, “We were inspired to both support our community and offer our customers a quality product and images of the town that unites all of us – Lewes – which can be shared and enjoyed with family and friends. It is very humbling to speak with visitors to the store about their Lewes connections and what they hold dear in our community – many sharing the importance of these nonprofits and iconic landmarks."