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 much guidance and mentorship from friends and family, Kasia embarked on her entrepreneurial venture and Open Door Tea was born, September 2016.

With passion behind the wheel, countless hours of dedication, 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 all to enter and relax away from the noise of everyday life. A community of mothers and sons, old friends and new, a place to share stories and laugh and sip tea.

Our Team

Kasia Lindeberg (Owner)

Kasia was born and raised under communist rule in Eastern Poland until she was 27 years old. She then emigrated to the United States where she met her husband Steve and got a university degree in nutrition. She brings with her true authenticity of "European Style" cafes and a strong passion and history of tea and its benefits.

Ali Lindeberg (Head Baker)

Jeannie Elizabeth (Account Representative)

A certified mindfulness educator, Jeannie blends her psychology background with tea to promote wellness and aid overall wellbeing. She has worked closely with Kasia for 3 years in leading a variety of workshops, bringing with her a unique mix of passions for tea and mental health.

Dylan Lindeberg (Ecommerce and Marketing)

Sarah Ambrose (Operations Manager)

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 a variety of fresh baked pastries and delicacies .

We also have a wide variety of lunch options available, from our famous quiche to chicken salads, vegan wraps, and fresh soups. New food specials everyday!

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.

Where do you get your tea?

We source tea and herbs from a variety of places. Some of our teas are pure from the source while others are custom blends that we create in-house. Our strength lies in the herbal wellness blends we create that our customers love and can only be bought from Open Door Tea directly (online or in-store).

Do you sell tea in bulk?

Yes! Any of our teas are available for bulk purchase in 8 ounce bags. If you would like to order tea in larger quantities please reach out to us. Wholesale partnerships are available to businesses, please email wholesale@opendoortea.com to get started.

What about food?

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

Is everything organic?

We have an excellent selection of organic teas on our website. Due to the nature of many teas being sourced from small farms and the 

Many of our products and ingredients are organic or locally sourced, and have no preservatives or artificial ingredients. We hold the highest standard of quality to all of our product offerings and don't sacrifice on quality. Our founder is a nutritionist after-all!

Where are you located?

Paradise Green
3552 Main St.
Stratford, CT 06614

Where can I park?

There are a few parking spaces in the front of the store, and additional parking in the rear. The rear parking lot can be accessed from Wilcoxson Avenue, or from two driveways on main street. The first is in next to Star Academy, and the second is next to Micalizzi Ice Cream.

Is the cafe handicap accessible?

Yes! We have two handicap accessible bathrooms.

What kind of events do you host?

We host seminars, workshops, educational classes, tea tastings, and more. Our Facebook Page has all of our upcoming events and updates. Facebook.com/OpenDoorTea

Can I reserve space for events?

Sure! Please contact us and we can arrange it. You can also email events@opendoortea.com.