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THE TEA HOUSE TIMES

AN INTERVIEW WITH

THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION:

DONALD TRUMP, CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT

AND CATHY GLOSSER, EVP OF GLOBAL LICENSING

 (NOTICE: Trump Tea is no longer available for purchase.)

GAIL GASTELU / THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  Mr. Trump and Ms. Glosser - Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to discuss Trump® Tea.  People admire your quality choices when it comes to partnering and promoting the finest of products. 

Next to water, tea is the top consumer beverage of choice.  Trump Tea is a great addition to this billion dollar industry.  I would like to ask you some questions that all tea drinkers will be curious about as well as your thoughts on the economy and any advice you might give to tea business owners and other entrepreneurs.

First - Whether you chose the four varieties of Trump Tea based on popular vote or personal preference - I am sure our readers would like to know - What is your favorite type of tea? (white tea - green tea - oolong tea - black tea - or herbal tisane)  

 

DONALD TRUMP:      All of our blends are great.

 

CATHY GLOSSER:      Our Westchester blend is delicious.  It’s an herbal blend infused with elderberry, blueberry and strawberry.  It’s also caffeine-free.

 

GAIL GASTELU / THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  I understand that Talbott Teas is manufacturing the four Trump Tea varieties.  What led to this partnership? 

 

DONALD TRUMP:      Talbott Teas approached me with the idea of a Trump Tea collection and I was excited about their vision.

 

CATHY GLOSSER:      The partnership made sense.  The Trump brand is synonymous with luxury and drinking tea is a great way to indulge.

 

GAIL GASTELU / THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  Tea blending is a sophisticated and skilled process that Talbott Teas has very successfully achieved in preparing the finest quality blends for Trump Tea.  Tell us a little about how this process went.

 

DONALD TRUMP:      After I shared my general taste preferences, Talbott Teas created several blends for me and my team to try.  We’ve created four blends that are unique, well-balanced and representative of the Trump brand.

 

GAIL GASTELU / THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  The four signature varieties of Trump Tea include Union Square - black tea, Mar-a-Lago - green tea, Park Avenue - white tea, and Westchester - an herbal blend -- each blend seems so very well suited to each locale.  How did you decide which of your properties to feature on your tea?

 

CATHY GLOSSER:      We chose names that we thought best captured the essence and personality of each tea.  New York is Mr. Trump’s home so it was important to call out where he lives and works.

 

GAIL GASTELU / THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  I see Trump Tea is organic and blended with organic ingredients.  This is an important factor and a trend across all food and beverage categories.  How important was this to you for your brand and why?

 

CATHY GLOSSER:      The consumer is mindful of the value of organic products and we decided it was a must for Trump Tea.

 

GAIL GASTELU / THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  I am sure tea is served at your properties where a beverage would be available and I am sure you will now be offering your own Trump Tea varieties.

 

CATHY GLOSSER:      When a guest visits a Trump property, they can expect all of the luxuries associated with the Trump brand, including Trump Tea.

 

GAIL GASTELU / THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  Do you have any plans for expanding the Trump Tea line beyond the four varieties?

 

CATHY GLOSSER:      The plan has always been to use these four signature blends as our foundation.  We have some great ideas for new possible blends down the road.

 

GAIL GASTELU / THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  It has been stated many times before that tea is a luxury we can all afford.  It certainly is when you think about the affordability of each cup whether enjoyed out or at home.  Trump Tea embodies the elegance and sophistication synonymous with the Trump name.  Trump Tea is one of those affordable luxuries, wouldn’t you agree?

 

DONALD TRUMP:      Absolutely.  The notion of affordable luxury has always been embraced but I think it resonates more today than ever before.

 

GAIL GASTELU / THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  I have been working with tea rooms and tea business owners since 2003 and I am sure they would want me to ask you your thoughts about the economy and any advice you might have for making it through the hurtles many are challenging right now.  Any advice you would like to share with tea business owners and other entrepreneurs?

 

DONALD TRUMP:      Being successful in business requires much more than hard work and good ideas.  You have to be persistent, tough, confident and, most importantly, you have to love what you do.

 

GAIL GASTELU / THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  Success is largely thanks to passion.  Mr. Trump, you have stated this in other interviews and I share your thoughts on this.  Passion and perseverance pay off and I am sure things will be looking up for everyone if they keep this in mind while enjoying a sophisticated, relaxing, and delicious cup of Trump Tea.

Thank you both for your time.
 

Please visit http://www.trumptea.com for more information about purchasing Trump Tea for yourself or your business.

(NOTICE: Trump Tea is no longer available for purchase.)

 

 

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