TeaGschwendner, a global leader in specialty teas, has opened a second retail and Tea2Go location at 557 W. Diversey in Lincoln Park. The store brings 300 varieties of the world’s finest organic loose leaf teas to Chicago, including Black, Green, Oolong, White, Rooibush, Herbal and Fruit.
TeaGschwendner’s close personal relationships with small, self-employed growers ensure a level of quality and rarity that cannot be found elsewhere in the market. Varities range from blends that cost a few cents per cup to their Edmon’s Collection of rare teas grown by the world’s finest estates. Forty of their teas are North American Tea Championship award winners.
The bright and quiet space has indoor and outdoor seating, making it a nice alternative to enjoy a calming cup of tea without the hustle and bustle of loud cafes.
TeaGschwendner’s trained tea consultants are dedicated to exploring the world of tea with new and experienced tea drinkers. The knowledgeable staff can recommend specific teas based on a flavor preference. Customers can also sample different varities to ensure they receive tea that perfectly suits their tastes.
The new location also offers an extensive range of tea-related products including teapots, fine tableware, teapot warmers, tea candles and filter systems.
Store hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tea tastings will be held every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.