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Open Your Own Tea Room
How to Open a Tea House and
Start a Tea Shop Business
Do you love tea? Imagine owning a rewarding retail business that allows you to profit from your passion for this healthy and delicious drink. You can when you open your own tea room.
According to the Tea Association of America, the U.S. tea industry is expected to grow to over $10 billion by 2010, an increase of over 60% from 2005.

As tea becomes increasingly popular among consumers, tea rooms are enjoying unprecedented growth in North America, similar to the early days of the boom in coffee houses.

"This is a perfect time to open a tea room, before you can see our horizon glowing with tea houses."
  — Mark "Dr.Tea" Ukra, Owner
      Dr. Tea's Tea Garden
      and Herbal Emporium
      West Hollywood, California
With so many people feeling harried and stressed these days, the growing appeal of tea rooms as a welcome respite is only natural. Although many coffee shops offer tea, a tea room (also known as a tea house) offers a whole different culture and a tranquil atmosphere. 

Plus tea rooms offer people a greater variety of teas, which makes finding and trying new teas an exciting and pleasurable adventure. 

There are many benefits to opening your own tea house. When you open a tea room, you will have insider information about the latest trends and most sought after teas. You will have access to some of the world's finest tea and you will have the luxury of selling the type of tea you want to sell. 
    "One of the great rewards reaped from owning a tea room is the opportunity to meet some of the nicest people in the world. Tea drinkers are well-traveled and well-educated. They are very appreciative of beautifully-prepared foods and well-brewed teas."
       — Bruce Richardson, Owner
           Elmwood Fine Teas and Benjamin Press
As a tea room owner, you will have the freedom to make your own decisions and express your own creative spirit throughout your business. You will also create the atmosphere where your customers can enjoy a memorable dining experience. 

For example, when you start a tea room business, you might choose to open:

  • an elegant Victorian or traditional tea room
  • an Asian-inspired or themed tea room
  • a children’s tea room
  • a sophisticated tea bar or tea lounge
  • a café that sells a variety of fine specialty teas and tea-based drinks
  • a bubble tea shop that sells freshly blended tea smoothies
If opening a tea room sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Tea Room Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the tea house business. 

The how to start a tea room guide offers insider tips and expert advice from successful tea room owners and other tea industry experts. The experts who share advice in this guide include:

  • Jane Pettigrew, world-renowned tea expert and author of more than a dozen books including The Tea Lover's Companion, who has served as managing director of St. James's Teas, and trainer to the U.K. Tea Council
  • Mark “Dr. Tea” Ukra, whose family has over 200 years’ experience in the tea business, owner of Dr. Tea’s Tea Garden and Herbal Emporium, a tea room in Hollywood that is popular with celebrities 
  • Cynthia Gold, Tea Sommelier at The Boston Park Plaza and Towers
  • Maria Uspenski, Founder and President of the popular tea room The TeaSpot in Boulder, Colorado
  • Lalith Guy Paranavitana, former manager of the Nuwara Eliya Tea Estate in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and current owner of a successful tea room and tea wholesale company, Empire Tea Services
The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to open a tea room in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening a tea room in any country. It includes:
How to Start a Tea Room Business
  • How to create a business plan for your tea room (includes a sample tea room business plan)
  • Deciding what kind of tea room to open
  • An overview of options for your tea room business:
    • Buying an existing tea room (including how to find tea rooms for sale)
    • Buying a tea shop franchise (including an overview of leading tea shop franchises)
    • Opening a new tea room;
  • Advice on choosing a name and signage for your tea room
  • Where to get start-up financing for your tea room business (includes sample start-up budgets)
  • Information about the different legal structures for businesses and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • How much space (square footage) you need to open your tea house
  • What to consider when choosing a location for your tea room, including information about permits and leases
  • Creating the interior design of your tea room with tips on how to display items to increase sales 
  • Information on the types of licenses and insurance you will need to start your tea room business
  • Equipment and supplies you need to start a tea room business and where to get them
  • How to get inventory for your tea room including information on:
    • Where to find the finest, consistently high-quality teas (as well as gourmet foods to accompany them)
    • The best tea industry trade shows
    • Where to find wholesalers of tea and buyers' guides
    • Tips on negotiating the best terms with suppliers

Managing Your Tea Room
  • How to develop effective systems for operating your tea room on a daily basis (including opening and closing duties, and sales procedures)
  • Increasing your income by offering retail products for sale:
    • Tea for home brewing
    • Tea accessories (tea pots, mugs, etc.)
    • Food products
    • Gifts
  • How to set your prices (includes a sample tea room menu with prices)
  • Accepting payments from customers
  • How to organize inventory in your tea room
  • Computer software that can help you manage your inventory of tea products
  • Ways to attract customers to your tea room through advertising and low cost publicity
  • How to plan your tea house grand opening
  • Creating a website to promote your tea room and sell tea locally and internationally
  • Increasing sales with effective customer relations, including how to get repeat business for your tea room
  • How to handle difficult customers
  • How to find and hire great tea room employees
Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • Links to the best free resources for starting your tea room business
  • How to increase your income by offering tea tastings or workshops
  • How to develop your knowledge of tea
  • Valuable samples and checklists for starting your tea room, including:
    • Sample business plan for a tea room
    • Sample tea room floor plan
    • Sample lease agreement
    • Sample budgets for a tea room
    • Sample daily sales report
    • Sample tea room menu with prices
    • Sample press release
    • Sample tea workshop syllabus
    • Checklist to evaluate competing tea rooms
    • Checklist for finding the perfect location for your tea house
    • Tea room supplies checklist
    • Tea room operations checklist
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about how to open a tea room. The FabJob Guide to Become a Tea Room Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more. 

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to open your own tea room.

This guide has been selling for up to $39.95 U.S. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97. You can earn back the price of the guide your very first day in business. Plus this guide can help you open a tea room much more quickly and profitably.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to open a tea room.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become a Tea Room Owner takes you step-by-step through what you need to know to open and operate your tea house. The guide offers insider advice from successful tea room owners and other experts currently working in the tea business to help you achieve your own success as a tea room owner."
Brenna Pearce, Editor

"More and more Americans, especially baby boomers, seem to recognize the need to eat and drink better. Tea fits into their direct health needs as well as the indirect healthy desire to have some wind-down time and take some quality time for themselves. Even in difficult financial times, everyone still needs small indulgences!"
— Cynthia Gold
Tea Sommelier
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

"The most rewarding part of operating a tea shop for us is the amazing people we meet. We wanted to create a place where people could come and  leave the outside outside, and even if it was just for a few moments, they could deeply relax and be accepted for who they truly are… People meet  people here, people develop great friendships, people do business here,  people just chill. It is a wonderful thing to see and be part of each day. It’s  like having a tea party with your friends every day!"
Thia McKann, Owner
The Path of Tea
Houston, TX

Cynthia and Thia are two of the tea experts who gave advice in this FabJob guide.

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