Please note: As a small independent business, we value every customer so we do our best to make your TeaHaus experience enjoyable! We fulfill all online orders as quickly as possible, but please be aware that our shipping and arrival times are estimated in real time by the USPS. We have no control over actual shipping time and therefore cannot guarantee delivery dates—especially during the continuing pandemic.
JUNE 2021 UPDATE: TeaHaus Café Will Be Reopening Soon
Well, our tea store never closed. We've always had tea, some treats, and even a monthly Full English Tea available to go, but we know this isn't the same and y'all want more.
We have some AMAZING things in the works for TeaHaus and although the pandemic seems to be winding down, the effects are long-lasting. We had begun some renovations earlier this year that are now on hold due to product availability and the soaring costs of materials. We have also had a lot of time to rethink exactly how we want to reopen. So, here it is . . . for now. . . .
Our reopening will be in three phases:
Phase one: As of Monday, June 7, we will be closed every Monday to start getting ready to reopen our café space. We will also be closed July 1–5 (Thursday through Monday) so that we can get everything in place to reopen. Online orders will still be shipped out but pickup will NOT be available on Mondays or July 1–5.
What will phase one look like? We will have more outdoor seating, some indoor tables, and some new café menu items. We will NOT, however, be offering our full pre-pandemic menu. We will open phase one on Tuesday, July 6!
Phase two: This part is more in the background. We will be finishing some of the renovations (assuming we receive all our materials and our contractors can work) and replacing equipment (we had an oven, a freezer, and a fridge all breakdown in the last 6 months UGH!).
Also, as part of phase two, we will be fixing up the front of our Eat More Tea space. We hope to be able to start hosting events there by early August. It's going to be so pretty and we are really excited!
Phase three: Shhh!!! This part is a little bit a secret. We hope to fully and very grandly open our third and final phase in January 2022. This seems so far off, but with the speed of material, product delivery, and some contract work availability, we don't want to promise anything too early.
We are VERY EXCITED about our BIG, GRAND Re-OPENING! Bear with us, it will be worth the wait! In the meantime, we will continue our free meal program and be here for all your tea needs!
MAY 2021 UPDATE
Hear Lisa's plans for the coming months in her video.
Lisa is one of the local female business owners featured in The Portrait Project by eCommerce, which highlights their contributions to the community during the pandemic; read more here.
Lisa's December 20 video
Read more about the ongoing free meal program that Lisa began this past spring.
Lisa's November 15 video update
Lisa's June 26 video update
As most of you know, the Michigan stay-at-home order has been lifted and as of next week, restaurants, cafes, and retail stores can slowly reopen. We have already had several calls and emails from people who want to make reservations or book private events, or who simply want to come in with friends. This is GREAT and I so very much miss you all and having the Haus filled with happy people enjoying good company and conversation over a cup of tea and a light meal or snack.
However, because the new mandate allows only 50% capacity with safe social distancing, we could accommodate only 2 to 8 people at a time (two tables). This is neither financially doable nor ideal from a food safety standpoint.
Therefore, we'll be expanding our curbside pickup hours for both tea/merchandise and "Curbside Cafe" items ordered online. You have the option to choose pickup or we can ship your order to you.
When we are at TeaHaus, our door is open and you are welcome to place an order at our doorway counter as well. Starting this weekend, this will include a limited number of hot and iced teas. I have attached a little video explaining our current plan and how we are moving forward.
If you have any questions, you can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org); if you would like to order some of our scones, macarons, or other treats for a fun get-together at home, you can write email@example.com.
In the meantime, stay safe, stay calm, and above all, stay kind!
Wow, what a few weeks, months, wait . . . how long has it been?
I hope you are all holding up well. It has been rough and strange and sad and weird and overall just new. I have been trying to figure it all out—as a mom, a small business owner, a daughter, a wife, . . . and I have come to the conclusion that none of us have to have it all figured out. We can sit with a cup of tea and just "be" sometimes.
Many of you have asked what our plans are.
For now, our online store remains open 24/7 and we are filling orders as quickly as possible with limited staff, following all recommended precautions and safety measures. We offer shipping as usual, as well as curbside pickup for our local customers.
As many of you know, TeaHaus has been providing over 600 free school lunches a week plus dinners for the Food Gatherers Community Kitchen at the Delonis Center at least once a week. We will keep going as long as we can and the need is there. THANK YOU for those who have donated and offered to help. For safety reasons, we have had to keep the number of volunteers to a minimum but appreciate all of you who have offered to help. I am amazed at the compassion and kindness within our community. Doing these lunches and dinners have honestly been what has kept me going and your support has kept it possible!
Don't forget that you can purchase hand/surface sanitizer from Mammoth Distilling through us. They are an amazing company from "up-North" that has been donating gallons and gallons of their sanitizer to COVID first responders, shelters and more. You can also ADD a 2-oz bottle to any online order (shipped or curbside pickup) for a $5 donation to our lunch program. I infused it with bergamot for you.
At TeaHaus we are still dedicated to providing the highest quality and service. We are, and always have, practiced strict food safety in our café and with our tea. We are doing everything we can to keep you and our TeaHaus family safe!
Thank you and remember: Stay safe, stay calm, and, most importantly, stay kind!