MEM TEA TRAINING CENTER & TASTING ROOM
In September 2016, MEM TEA Training Center & Tasting Room opened its doors in the Davis Square neighborhood. Many locals may already be familiar with MEM TEA as Boston’s premier tea provider for many of their favorite cafes and restaurants. The shop has created a place for our current wholesale customers to get more training and step outside of their environment for a more focused, immersive experience. As we thought more about it, we also wanted their customers to have the opportunity to get to better know MEM TEA. Our training center concept came into view with the goal of demystifying the world of tea and making it available and accessible to all.
At this time, the retail side of the shop provides over 100 loose leaf teas, all available by the ounce. We will carry all teas that are available on the website plus offer some exclusive items. The Watertown warehouse is still open to the public if you wish to buy in bulk and reap the great savings of higher quantity purchases. We are always brewing something and we encourage everyone to stop by, taste, and learn something new. There are also a multitude of easy brewing methods and accessories available in order to make brewing great loose leaf tea at home or work as effortless as possible. We will not be serving tea by the cup - we want to encourage people who visit us to seek out the many local businesses that proudly brew MEM TEA and see their commitment to quality first-hand.
1. Who are you, what do you do? Michaela Thompson, Tasting Room Manager - Terrible joke teller extraordinaire.
1. Who are you, what do you do? Suanne. I'm the director of Training and Education and I develop the curriculum for public tastings and events. I came to Boston to study art and found myself managing a coffee shop. Wierd, right? Our cafe started selling whole leaf tea and I had to study up because tea was still pretty obscure around here. I've been studying up ever since.
1. Who are you, what do you do? I'm Molly, semi-professional floater. My main base is in the retail store, but you can also find me helping at events, working QC at the warehouse, and generally being there when things come up. My spirit animal is a hat rack.
1. Who are you, what do you do? I'm Avonell, genderqueer tea dork of the retail store. I get paid good money to make the same twelve tea jokes while hoping the regulars don't notice. I also love helping out with the classes on Thursdays and Saturdays and taking "promotional" photos that somehow end up in my personal Snapchat story instead of on our Instagram.