teahouse

The Teahouse Infuses Tea Culture into New Mexico’s Capital

Santa Fe is known for its art galleries, turquoise jewelry and New Mexican cuisine. But tea? Not so much. The Teahouse, nestled in a charming century-old adobe building about one mile southeast of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, aims to change that. The 1,400 square-foot tea retailer and full-service restaurant is nestled among more...

Keeping It Simple: Your Tearoom’s Basic Online Presence

As today’s consumers increasingly rely on internet technology to research and select their dining choices, a tearoom’s online presence needs to be poised to capture their attention. Though customers seek afternoon tea as an occasion steeped in history, tradition and a relaxing pause from busyness, ironically, most will seek the instant gratification of online...

Camellia Sinensis Opens Montreal’s First Chai Bar

MONTREAL, Quebec Everything is faster and more automated in today’s world. Taking time to appreciate a good cup of tea requires unhooking from the machine to experience the present moment fully. Somewhere between a quick coffee and traditional teas, chai satisfies a need for strong flavors, complexity and … caffeine, of course. Bristol Chai...

5 Inspiring Women in Tea Retail

Here are five women who are contributing to the tea industry’s fabric by following their dreams and opening teahouses. They saw needs in the retail market and took it upon themselves to help fill those needs in their locales and benefit customers while growing their businesses. Each business owner brings her own unique personality,...

Business Lessons From One of Seattle’s ‘Best’ Teahouses

Pippa’s Real Tea combines some aspects of an authentic English teahouse with Pippa Mills’ own vision of a relaxed inclusive environment for customers and staff. Located in charming historic Port Townsend, Washington, at the northwest corner of Puget Sound, it has become an icon for locals and tourists and was recently voted the “Best...

Canadian Sommelier Opened The Tea Lounge

LONDON, Canada What does it take to be a tea shop owner in Canada? It helps to know something about both the leaf and the retail business. Successful owners are typically enthusiastic and dauntless. Michelle Pierce Hamilton is that and more. A Canadian certified tea sommelier and a registered nutritionist who founded beTeas, she...