A Long Time Coming…

Its been a long time coming, but I am finally starting my own tea company. Things are in the late stages, teas have been sourced, packaging is finalized. I’m just working on the web site at this time, so if there is anything that annoys you about tea shop sites, please let me know asap! I’m a web developer by trade, so I’m developing the site myself. It should be up soon. Thats all I can say, soon. This idea started in 2006 with a trip to China. My partner, Erin Murphy and I are excited to get things up and running! The website is: http://www.chicagoteagarden.com you can sign up there to receive an email when the shop opens. We hope to open a brick and mortar shop in Chicago within 5 years. Chicago needs good tea. Tea shops here are few and far between. World of Tea will remain in its current format — nothing will change here, this will not become a marketing engine — I will still review any teas and any tea-ware and I will still write about tea culture here. I’ve met too many great people through this site to ever shut it down. I am thinking about shutting down The Tea Roundtable though [http://www.tearoundtable.com] it has been overtaken by spam and I just don’t have the time to maintain it. If anyone would like to take over ownership of it, please let me know. I want to thank everyone for supporting my dream. Erin and I are very excited to start this up! Here are some sneak-peek photos:

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