Well, here we are and I've been doing the tea stand for 3 months now! Can you believe that?! My tan is already in full force - though there are major "farmer's tan" style lines present! Ha!
I wish I was writing to tell you that I'd be opening the shop back up, but based on the rising new cases of Covid-19 and how they continue to tick up each day, I just don't feel safe letting people inside yet.
It's a bummer, I know, but I can assure you no one is more impacted than me by this decision. I shared with you all last month that I am taking this super seriously - my Grami, my mom, and my little sister are all considered high-risk due to their various things - diabetes, COPD, age, etc.
The tea stand has been working, and while it is getting warmer out there, I believe I can sustain the shop a little while longer outside. I am also giving some thought to doing a few farmer's markets across the state for those of you who have been ordering online from afar -- more on that in coming weeks!
I want to be clear - AS SOON AS I FEEL SAFE I will open these doors wide and welcome you all back here! I miss having the tables full. I miss tea parties in the back room. I miss having in person tea talks in the evenings. I miss working with my mom and sister every week. They miss it, too.
I am not going anywhere! I am not closing or giving up! We are going to make it through this crazy time. But, I do ask that you continue to support my shop.
Please continue shopping online and allowing me to bring your orders out to you curbside, or shipping it to you wherever you live!
Since everything has started opening up, I have had a pretty significant downward trend in online sales. Fortunately, the tea stand is still thriving and that helps, but those online sales help so much, too!
All that said, I have been so incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support, love and encouragement the past couple months. It really keeps me going & I am so thankful for all of you.