by Borderstan.com June 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm 1,824 1 Comment

Capital Teas, Connecticut Avenue NW, Ashley Lusk

North of Dupont Circle: Capital Teas at 1627 Connecticut Avenue NW. (Ashley Lusk)

Today we have a guest post from Ashley Lusk. Ashley is an active member of DC’s food community and writes for her own blog Metropoetrylis. You can find her on Twitter at @arlusk. – Alejandra Owens

In D.C. you’ll often meet people with a passion for politics or coffee — or both. They seem to go together: long hours spent working on the Hill or for an advocacy group fueled by coffee.

But have you met one with a passion for tea? Peter Martino, who, along with his wife Manelle, owns the mini-chain of Capital Teas shops, is such a person.

At their new location in Dupont Circle, Martino is in the business of making tea converts. After all, it’s another caffeine alternative for the city’s workaholics.

“We want to make tea brewing fun, easy — an experience for folks,” he says. The company’s website says they are “fifth generation fine tea merchants.”

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