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English Tealeaves is a Tea Cafe & Retail Store
that seats 50 offering lunch all day with a choice of over 125 teas, hot or iced and smoothies. The décor is modern and has very comfortable chairs and glass tables. The menu has soups, sandwiches (using French baguette bread baked in the Cafe that customers rave about) salads, English style pies, quiches and decadent desserts including scones with English Devonshire cream & jam. There is an extensive gluten free menu. We also serve Godfather Italian roast coffee.
Tealeaves sells all of its teas to be brewed at home in bag sizes of around 4 oz and also trial bags. Complete range of black, green, oolong, white teas, herbal, and tisanes. Tea accessories cover all types, with many infusers, over 20 types of teapots, travel mugs, English china mugs and a large assortment of tea gifts.

Tea Parties (High Teas) can be booked to your schedule, for two to 24, with 3 types - Royal, Delux and Childrens. See Parties page.

In 2002 Rob & Lynne Ridge opened English Tealeaves to offer a modern "Tea House" to be enjoyed by all ages and not just for females.The Ridge's were born in Coventry, England. and moved to the USA with their sons when Rob had a job transfer.

The local Castle Pines Connection magazine wrote an article on English Tealeaves in December 2016
Castle Pines Connection
This is a short one min video of the Cafe with an interview with Rob, one of the owners, and customer comments:
Cafe Video


Tealeaves Consultant Services offers a complete plan for setting up a tea café from inception to full operation with training assistance and consulting at different levels. We can also helping existing Cafes grow faster and improve profitability.Our plan is based on the English Tealeaves successful operation that was started in 2002 and now offers a café serving lunch, a range of over 125 loose leaf teas (drink in café, take out or brew at home), tea parties, tea accessories and gifts.

Your new business will benefit from the real world experiences of Tealeaves’ owners and management with over 12 years in the field. Their successes and more importantly their failures would help new start-ups save tens of thousands of dollars, frustration and expedite success.

Many tea café startups fail because of weak concept viability, poor tea knowledge, insufficient retail business knowledge and loss of passion due to the longer start up ramp consuming so much energy and resources. Our plans and assistance allow a new company to enjoy the benefit of a proven model without the restrictions of a franchise operation, at a lower cost and with no royalty payments. It also gives the owners the flexibility to add their own ideas and yet have guidance from experienced advisers. We offer three packages or can tailor to your specific requirements.

A questionnaire for evaluating potential start ups is available to help determine if this enterprise is really for you and that you have the necessary skills and capital to go forward. We look forward to sharing our knowledge to ensure you realize the vision for your Tea Café.