Tazo Tea Moving to Kent, WA

Starbucks Corporation, the company that also owns local tea giant Tazo, has decided to move Tazo's manufacturing location to Kent, WA in order to consolidate and upgrade the manufacturing facilities.

According to the Associated Press, the current Southeast location of Tazo wasn't originally designed to be a large manufacturing plant, so the plant will start moving things over in April of next year.

As far as the 37 Portland employees at the plant, they will either be given relocation expenses and jobs at the Kent plant, or they will be given severence.

Tazo was aqcuired by Starbucks in 1997, three years after it came into existence.