Brand Spotlight: The Reading Room Shop

Books and tea go together like...bread and butter? Pillows and sheets? Bert and Ernie! Morgan, of the The Reading Room Shop, tells us how she merged her love of tea and books to create a literature-themed tea business. Reading Room's Nikki Teavonni tea was featured in the Tea Box Express April box.

Can you tell us a little about The Reading Room Shop? How did it get started and why have you chosen to combine tea and literature?

The Reading Room Shop is the brainchild of my husband , sister and I. We were raised in homes where books filled most of the rooms and knew that there were tea consumers out there who were just like us. We found ourselves reading and drinking not so savory tea from the bigger retailers and thought, "Hey, we  can sell this, and sell this with better quality and flavor". We try to make the names of our blends as fun as possible, naming our blends after favorite works and authors. We hope to inspire readers and tea drinkers to come together while promoting literacy.

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Source: readingroomshop on Instagram

How do you go about creating your blends and choosing names for them?

Our blends are created by our master blender. Most of what we carry are flavors and blends that our customers request. Our primary market at this time is our local Farmer's' Market, where we have a great relationship with our customers who help us choose many of the blends we carry. As far as the names go, we choose authors that we have read before or would like to read.

And you sew too?! Tell us more about the accessories your shop offers.

Yes! Sewing is my passion hobby. My grandfather upholstered furniture when I was a child. He passed away shortly before our son was born so I keep the needle pushing to keep his memory alive. I currently sew small home goods, such as tea towels, coasters, and table linens.

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Source: readingroomshop on Instagram

Which Reading Room tea is your favorite?

My Favorite Reading Room Tea  is our Brewman Capote. I have a true mint obsession! I love that the blend of mint and green tea can be enjoyed hot or chilled.

Thanks Morgan! To learn more visit thereadingroomshop.com.

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