We're close, so close! We have our location, we've purchased some stock, we've met with suppliers...
So now we can say:
Opens Summer of 2019
A new Charleston
Charleston, West Virginia is a small town for a capital city, but we're growing. In the last few years, we've seen a boom of coffee shops around the area as well as an influx of better dining restaurants. Which is great, but we've yet to get our own tea shop or tea room.
Appalachian Tea is made to address this. As someone who is born and bred in the state, I want us to have things people come for! I want locals to have as many options of places to go and things to do that the big cities have. Maybe this is just one small step, but it's what I can do and what I love.
What's the plan
The concept of a tea room changes a lot between different people. Is it a doilies and lace affair? Velvet cushions and paneled walls? Asian influenced?
For me, the tea room is comfort, and that's what I intend to make Appalachian Tea. Comfortable seating, good food, and excellent tea. I want to build a place where people can go and feel almost at home but better because you don't have to do any of the work.
Who am I?
My name is Sasha, and I'm a lifelong native of West Virginia and Charleston itself. I loved the Ferguson Tea Room in Hurricane and I've been mourning it since it closed.
After years of moping and thinking about how I could do it, maybe even better, I've decided to take the leap.