years ago, Judy Kale saw the opportunity to provide exceptionally
good tea packaged in convenient bags. At the time, teas that were
available in bags were simply not very good. If they were flavored,
the flavoring was too heavy or chemical tasting. To solve this,
Judy left her job at a management consulting firm, founded Nantucket
Tea Traders, subsequently renamed Bountiful Pantry, and developed
a tea whose taste profile includes a vibrant tea flavor. Several
of her Nantucket teas use natural fruit flavorings and spices
that complement and enhance the tea’s inherent flavor.
company, Bountiful Pantry, located on Nantucket, is committed
to fresh, satisfying products in unique packaging that represents
important aspects of American history and culture. One of her specialty products sold at Massachusetts Bay Trading co is Cranberry
Harvest Tea, which blends the finest oriental black teas with cranberry and fruit essences.
life on the Massachusetts island, Judy says, “Nantucket
is magic. We're in the middle of the ocean surrounded by history.”
Judy and her husband Paul are located in a house dating back to
1860 in the old historic district of town. As a Nantucket resident,
Judy especially enjoys providing visitors with a high quality,
local product that showcases the rich Nantucket history, including
tea trading and whaling.
the years, the Bountiful Pantry product line has expanded from
tea, coffee, and cocoa to cookies, biscuits, twists, and soups.
The cold, foggy, windy winters of Nantucket motivated the development
of a soup line. Judy worked with the food historian of Plimouth
Plantation to insure the recipe would harken back to colonial
Paul is involved in the administrative and tasting part of the
operation. According to Judy, “It’s a tough duty,
but someone has to do it!”