Sometimes all it takes is a bit of inspiration, just a germ of an idea, and, as quick as the kettle sings, something special is brewing. And that’s just what happened to us. Over five years ago, an article featured in Tea Time magazine highlighted a mother and daughter team hosting monthly teas in a converted section of their garage in a remote area of rural Illinois. The mother served tea and home-baked treats, while the daughter played classical music on the harp. Over time they outgrew their quarters and renovated the entire garage to further their tea vision.
The day we read that article our tea dream began. We had no tea room, we didn’t even have a garage to convert into one! Quick inventory of what we did have turned up a 40 foot Air Stream travel trailer affectionately dubbed, “Silver Bullet.” Could we use that to host teas? Yes, we could and we did, one small party at a time. The Three Sisters’ Tearoom opened for business! Next we also began to travel, taking teas to libraries, nursing homes, senior centers, churches, schools, and more. It was wonderful but we still longed for a real tearoom right on our property when, without warning, out of the ashes of a barn fire came a beautiful new barn with guest quarters which, when not hosting out-of-town guests, became our tearoom!
June 2017 marked our 2nd anniversary serving tea in our own tearoom. Thank you for turning our dream into a reality!
"Drink tea and make friends." Chinese Proverb