A passion for tea.

It all started with a dream - a dream of running an herbal tea shop that empowers the community with a healing cup of warm tea.

One day, at Nature's Way Health Foods, Kasia ran into a woman named Margi. Little did she know that this was the person who would be the catalyst to turn that vision into a reality. 

During their conversation about herbs and their health benefits, Margi saw Kasia's passion and shared her fervor for expanding peoples' knowledge of tea. With Margi's guidance and mentorship, Kasia was transformed into a budding female entrepreneur and Open Door Tea was born.

With passion behind the wheel and the collaboration and expertise of hundreds of people, Kasia's vision has become more than just an idea - it has been transformed into a very real community where all can come and live, learn, and love.

The name for our tea shop

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
— Revelation 3:20

The name for our tea shop came as an inspiration from this bible verse. We are an open door for you to strengthen relationships, build new friendships, and have a place to share God's love.

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect when visiting Open Door Tea?

At Open Door, you can find a wide array of organic drinks and snacks. While our focus is teas, we also serve coffee, juices, and smoothies and various small gifts.

What type of tea do you serve?

At Open Door, we don't focus on one specific tea ceremony or style. Inspired by many different cultures and traditions, our goal is to expose the world of tea to all people.

Do you sell tea in bulk?

Yes! Any of our teas are available for purchase. We have pre-packaged teas in 100 gram bags (also available online). In our store you can purchase any amount your heart desires. 

What about food?

We serve pastries, sandwiches, salads, and other small delicacies. We have gluten free and vegetarians options as well. Check out our menu!

Is everything organic?

The vast majority of our products and ingredients are organic. We hold the highest standard of quality to all of our product offerings, which are often locally sourced and completely natural.

Where are you located?

Paradise green, 3552 Main St. Stratford, CT. Find directions here.

Where can I park?

There are a few parking spaces in the front of the store, and additional parking in the rear.

Is the cafe handicap accessible?

Yes!

What kind of events do you host?

We host seminars, workshops, and support groups. Our events page (coming soon) will have an easy to use tool to view and book tickets to events.

Can I reserve space for events?

Sure! Fill out the contact form, and someone should get back to you within 48 hours.

 

 
 
tea-growing partner  farms in Shizuoka, Japan
 
Yerma Maté seedlings in Brazil