We have just passed our first anniversary and in the last month alone, have been featured in the New York Times and our curry chicken salad tarts were named one of the top 100 best new food finds of the year in TimeOut New York, November issue.

The news is that we've passed a major milestone and proven an experiment: Do people want afternoon tea, can they appreciate Indian tea (to most a totally foreign substance) and will they be willing to pay for the experience more than what it costs to produce it. We've discovered all of the above to be a resounding YES!

This has been an enlightening year. We've iterated menu items, had staff members come and go, had a few architectural mishaps and through all of it have maintained a clear and discernible vision. I say 'we' because this is a true partnership between me and anyone who has ever encouraged me to follow this dream. I thank you. All of you. Sometimes you don't know when a word or phrase will change someone else's life forever. I'm grateful and amazed that we stand here together today and so excited for the opportunities ahead.

We'd love to hear your stories too. If there's anything you'd like to share, we'd love to hear it-whether here on the blog or in person over tea. That's what this whole thing is all about. Thank you for reading, coming in for tea and for being the awesome humans you are to contribute to this unbelievable undertaking.

So much love!

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