Sunday, December 13, 2009
Transitioning in 2010!
We made the hard decision in September that our bricks and mortar store was not following the path of our business plan. The original plan was to have a primary focus on premium, loose leaf tea and provide education about the amazing health benefits of tea. The Chestnut Hill location we selected for our store was so charming that we soon found ourselves really veering off the path of loose leaf tea into the territory of restaurant management. We are closing our store on 12/23/2009 andlaunching a full-service, secure web store on 1/1/2010. Our web store will be chock full of over 100 premium tea varieties- and many new custom blends. You will even be able to book a "tea party to go" online. Customers who do not like online shopping will be able to find our "best sellers" at Lemons and Limes in Chestnut Hill (just a few steps from our current location). The good news is that our online prices will be lower than our present in-store pricing (even with shipping it is less!). I will be teaching a series on The History and Health Benefits of Tea in January at Montgomery County Community College and also at Philadelphia Community College- enrollment is open now for both classes!