That is the question. You see, even though I no longer have my tea room, I still get requests for tea. Every so often, someone calls my cell phone asking to book a private party or make a reservation for afternoon tea. I hate to hear the disappointment in their voices when I tell them my tea room closed six years ago.
Other times, I am contacted by someone wanting to try one of the teas offered at my former establishment. Just last week, one of my lovely Etsy shop patrons from New Hampshire was curious about my former tea room, so I suggested she peruse the Once Upon a Tea Room category on this blog to see the posts I wrote while the shop was still open.
A week later, I heard back from her. She said, “Thanks for the link to your blog. It's easy to get lost in there! I've enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading the stories of your tea room, and regret that I did not get to experience it in person. Do you sell your loose tea blends? Your Susan's Blend is one I would like to try.”
I called my tea purveyor to see if they could create a fresh batch of my namesake tea, a delicious Rooibos mixed with ginseng, blackberry leaves, orange peel, rosehips, chicory, ginger root and a hint of cinnamon. Luckily, they kept the Susan's Blend recipe on file all these years and kindly made some for me to send off to my customer in New Hampshire.
Since then, I've been pondering whether I should offer some of these loose leaf teas for purchase in my Etsy shop.
Hmmm, to tea or not to tea? Not sure what I'll do . . . But in the meantime, I would be happy to take order requests for the varieties shown in the list above. Feel free to contact me via my website's email form to discuss your tea needs.