We were in tea heaven last Monday at the grand opening of TeaGschwendner's new Lakeview location at 557 W. Diversey. The store is home to over 250 varieties of organic, loose leaf teas from around the world.
To celebrate, TeaGschwendner held a private tasting event of their best-selling spring teas for twenty tea lovers. The bright and inviting space was perfect to unwind for afternoon tea.
Trays of sweet confections by Sugar Hills Bakery complimented the sweet drinks with flavors like Cream Caramel and Fruit Paradise. Cranberry Mango iced tea was another crowd favorite, although we'll wait until it warms up again to brew that one!
President Agnes Rapacz played tea trivia with the crowd and educated everyone on the art of brewing tea. Guests couldn't get enough of the delicious flavors and left with shopping bags filled to the brim.
One of our favorite things about the new location is their Tea2Go service. Pop in anytime throughout the day and they'll brew your favorite tea for you, or curl up with your favorite book and stay a while in the seating area in the front of the store.
Store hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tea tastings will be held every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.