It is with very mixed emotions that we announce that The Secret Garden Tea House closed its doors for good on September 30th, 2018.
As many of your know, we have had a very trying and difficult couple of years as a family, and such times have given us the opportunity to take step back and evaluate what is most important to us and appreciate just how short life is. Since opening our doors in 2016 we had an amazing experience serving you. We could not have asked for a better group of clientele and followers, but running a tea house is so much more than just the hours that we are open for tea. This is a business that takes every bit of heart and soul you have to keep it working. It is early mornings baking and late nights of grocery shopping, cleaning, correspondence, and general maintenance to keeping a small business running. Work-Life balance is not a luxury for most small-business owners, and so many events in our personal lives have given us reason to better appreciate that it is a luxury we feel we deserve and that we want. We have been so fortunate to have had such a positive response to our little tea house. We are so proud of what we built this business in to and have enjoyed so many aspects of what it has to offer. This was not an easy decision to make, but we do feel that we have made the right decision for ourselves going forward and are excited about what the future has to offer. (We look forward to going for tea again!!) Our last tea was served on September 30th. Thank you all for making our dreams of running a successful tea house a reality. We really could not have done any of this without you.