Owner Taylor Ehrhart announced to the Cedar City Council last Wednesday that her dream since third grade was to open a tea store. Ehrhart’s boyfriend got a job in Cedar City and she moved with him and decided to open up a shop.
The shop has over 100 teas with 75 being caffeine free, she said. Also among the teas are a variety of detox and slimming drinks.
Besides providing an alternative for non-coffee drinkers, Ehrhart said that one of her morals is to support the local community.
Among the many food and drink items in the shop is pastries delivered daily from Red Acre Farms in Cedar City and soups and salads from Sweet Pea Farm in Parowan, she said.
Cedar City residents Nico Berriochoa and Chelsey Hunt enjoy frequenting the shop.
“I love the variety of options,” Berriochoa said. “(Ehrhart) has good recommendations, good teas, good positive customer service and it feels like the kind of place you go to hang out not just for liking to the product but the customer service as well.”
Both Berriochoa and Hunt said they didn’t know a lot of teas before coming in and have had fun with Ehrhart personalizing and recommending drinks.
“It’s a different environment than a coffee shop,” Hunt said. “(Ehrhart) is super friendly and when I come in I feel like she’s my friend. She always does surprises and helps me decide when I tell her what I’m in the mood for what I might like.”
Hunt was in for the second time in one day and said she loves the atmosphere.
Ehrhart said that she loves personalizing drinks and recommends that customers not just look at the menu and decide, but she loves to answer questions and help customers find the right drink and personalize it to them.