Saying Goodbye to the Old and Hello to New Opportunity – Discover Teas Williamsburg is Moving!
In March of 2011, we opened the doors to Discover Teas for the first time in Williamsburg, Virginia. The seed of a fanciful dream in my heart became manifest that day. Blossoming much more than a tea company, it became a purpose driven mission—spreading love through tea. The magic in our business and in our teas is simply Love. Tea just happens to be a beautiful, universal vehicle to carry it out into the world—changing lives, affecting the world one cup at a time.
We set out to create a comfortable place for all to explore the vast and exciting world of fine loose teas. Customers leave knowing a bit more about using tea and herbs to empower a healthier lifestyle. We became a one-of-a-kind destination for numerous Williamsburg visitors and locals. We established a sanctuary to allow those who came in to simply relax, take a breath, and enjoy the world at the speed of tea, if only for a moment.
We were filled with so much enthusiasm that Discover Teas spilled over into two shops in 2012! Our Newport News tea community continues to grow with each new enthusiast that discovers us, including those who have become some of our most treasured employees.
Come the end of January 2017, we will be opening our doors to our Williamsburg shop for the last time. Due to the current circumstances at the shopping center where we are located, it is necessary to move on so that we can thrive elsewhere. The business decision is fairly straightforward; however, the weight on my heart is a tough one. Seeing us leave the birthplace of Discover Teas won’t be easy.
But don’t worry, we aren’t going away! We are going to consolidate into our Newport News location in February. And of course, we are still able to fulfill your tea needs online or by phone. We are excited to see what opportunities this year brings and how we can really make an impact having all of our energies in one place. We are exploring many potentials for this year, including even more fun workshops and tea events, so stay tuned by connecting on Facebook or signing up for our newsletter for future news of where to find us locally!
To honor the coming changes, I invite you to join us on Saturday, January 28th for our Grand Moving Celebration and Silent Auction. If you’ve appreciated the space there, have fond memories of connection, or even simply want to enjoy it one last time, please come out to see us. We will be having live acoustic guitar from our dear friends The LCV Project at noon, sharing teas all day, having a silent auction for some of our furniture and fixtures (bids are being accepted all month long!), and ending the day with a simple closing ceremony at 4pm. We’d be thrilled to have you there.
Thank you; we appreciate all your support through the years and look forward to continuing to serve our tea family!