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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 “Best Tea...

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...