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TeaHaus: Our Beginning

After a "short backpacking trip" through Europe that turned into a 14-year residency in Germany and Sweden, Lisa McDonald returned to the U.S. with her husband, Marc Hewko (an Ann Arborite she met in Germany), to start a family.

After a few months, though, she began to miss the high-quality loose tea available in any European village she visited, so she decided to open a tea store of her own. After much research and tea sommelier training, Lisa chose to work with German tea companies, known to have the strictest quality control in the world.

When her children, Tim and Andrew, were 2 years old and 5 days (yes, days!) old, TeaHaus opened for business.

And Today

After several years, TeaHaus expanded, opening the ever-popular Tea Room/Café. And then in 2017, sister business Eat More Tea debuted, offering tea-infused gelato, tea-based spice blends, and much more.

In December 2017, TeaHaus celebrated its 10th anniversary!

Listen to Lisa's January 2018 interview with Food Bloggers Association and her interview for EMU's Hidden in Plain Sight series and learn what it means to be a tea sommelier and find out more about TeaHaus and Eat More Tea.

Our Mission

Our mission at TeaHaus is to provide experience and education along with the highest-quality tea available on the market.

For more information/questions about TeaHaus, or if you are an establishment interested in wholesale, please contact us at: Lisa@teahaus.com 

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