Maplewood will soon have another shop for a spot of tea.
Traveling Tea is moving from the Benton Park neighborhood of St. Louis to 2707 Sutton Boulevard.
Owner Kateri Meyer said she jumped on it when she heard S. Carmody Photography was moving out of the space.
“I want the opportunity to have some street frontage, especially close to Manchester there, with all the events and promotions that Maplewood is always putting on," she said. "It’s a good neighborhood to be in.”
Meyer said she moved out of her Benton Park location on Thursday. It was mostly storage.
She has been working on plumbing and painting at her new location, and is shooting for a May opening. She needs to hire people for the new shop.
Meyer has been selling her teas at the winter Schlafly Farmers Market for five years. Maplewood businesses Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios, Pie Oh My and Home Wine Kitchen serve Traveling Tea, and Kakao Chocolate offers her packaged tea.
“I started with 12 teas back in 2009 and now I have close to 80 different flavors and varieties, and 90 percent of those are organic, all loose leaf tea,” Meyer said.
Meyer said she will have her door open for tea sampling at the Maplewood Coffee Crawl, on April 6.
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