Tea-Licious Gormet Sweet Pickles & Relish Homemade in Burnet, Texas



The Tea-Licious Gourmet Sweet Pickle Story:

Humble Beginnings: In the winter of 1963, Sam and his college buddy George went goose hunting in the rice fields near Beaumont, Texas. George packed a lunch that included homemade sweet pickles that he shared and of course Sam fell in love with them. The two friends lost touch with each other after Sam left Mobil Oil to start his own medical company in Houston. However, Sam never forgot those sweet pickles because on that cold December day, George not only shared the pickles, but also his grandmother’s recipe.

Perfection at Last: For the next thirty-three years one of Sam’s hobbies was making these sweet pickles for friends and family. He continued to tweak the recipe (trying to remove the wrinkles) until he finally arrived at the product know today as "Tea-Licious Gourmet Sweet Pickles.” Number One on Google (google gourmet sweet pickles) for 18 years running….

The Hill Country Arrival: After Sam and his wife Vicki moved to the Texas Hill Country in 1994, Vicki developed “cabin fever” and decided to open a Tea Room on the square in Burnet. Their daughter named it Tea-Licious, “the little tea room on Burnet’s Historic Square” and on February 14, 1996 it was an instant success and over the next 17 years became a Hill Country icon. Recognizing the opportunity to sell his pickles in Vicki’s new business, Sam obtained a food manufacturer license and began selling his pickles exclusively through Tea-Licious for the next seventeen years. The “Tea-Licious Gourmet Sweet Pickles” have become famous in the Texas Hill Country and proudly display the “Go Texan” stamp of approval. The pickles were of course served with each meal and to this day are still served even after the tea room was sold in June of 2013. The new owners renamed the business “Texas Tea-Licious,” renamed it again in November of 2015 to Trailblazers Grill, and continue to serve and sell the pickles to this day.

Focus on the Pickle Business: Selling the tea room has allowed Sam and Vicki more time to serve their nationwide customer base and promote their Pickles & Relish as “the perfect sweet gift” for friends, family and businesses. Due to customer demand, in 2015 we developed a new product known as Tea-Licious Gourmet Sweet Relish. We simply dice our Gourmet Pickles (100% chopped pickles) and call it a relish. See our Pickle Relish ad for popular uses. If you are looking for a unique affordable gift for your employees, please call Sam at 512-756-4405 for more information.

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512-756-4405 or E-Mail: pickles@tea-licious.com
Revised: February 26, 2016