Long story short, I need a break so I’m taking one.
Hey y’all, Kahs here – owner of 210 Teas. There’s no great way to say this but beginning in this month 210 Teas “the weekend tea shop” is going to be closed for an unknown amount of time.
I came to this decision for personal reasons – some of which I’ll share here, others I’ll keep close to heart.
If you know me personally, you likely know I work a totally different full time job Monday through Friday followed by the tea shop on the weekends – that has meant working 7 days a week for the majority of the past year and a half. It’s as exhausting as it sounds but I’m not mad – I chose that level of commitment and walked into it boldly knowing what it meant for me. I can know this and still be tired.
It’s also getting very noticeable (for both me and all of you, lol) that I am 8 months pregnant. I’m expecting a baby in August while still running the business primarily alone (but I can’t leave out the fact that in the shop I have the much appreciated help of my one amazing employee that has been with me since the beginning). Hiring more staff sounds great in theory but is a struggle realistically.
I cannot emphasize enough that this choice is solely my own. I was not failed by my community, it’s not a matter of finances, it wasn’t due to lack of support … I simply deserve rest at this time in my life and I’m claiming it.
The tea shop was never meant to be a shell of a place that’s transactional and profit driven. It’s important to me that I’m there and that people feel as good as I want them to while they visit. It’s more than tea for me. It’s a space worth sharing – worth coming to. And I don’t have the capacity to offer that during this time.
As much as I want to be everywhere and do all of the things – I know I need to put more energy into my home, my family, my children – into generally making my life enjoyable and not just productive. And that requires me to take a break.
The 210 Teas brand will stay alive in the interim. I’ll still be fulfilling online and retail/wholesale orders, I’ll make appearances at pop-ups locally, and I’ll also still be renting the tea shop space out to those that want to host events there. So please don’t hesitate to reach out about any of those areas!
I have intentions of reopening later in the year, just no exact date.
The last-ish day in the tea shop will be this weekend July 8th and 9th, 2023 from 12-6pm.
In addition to following us on social media, I hope you’ll all stay connected with us by signing up for our mailing list: http://eepurl.com/iu4nCc .
I know this news is sad – I’m emotional about it too, believe me. But it’s not forever, just for now.
I still can’t wait to have tea with you, maybe just from a little farther away. <3.
With love, Kahs