Infuse Tea Bar Opens in West Sayville, NY, Bringing a Unique Global Tea Experience to Long Island

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Kristine Henderson, the owner of The Pleasures of Tea announces the opening of her first brick and mortar location on Long Island.

On September 4, Certified Tea Specialist Kristine Henderson announced the grand opening of Infuse Tea Bar, a loose leaf tea store and tea tasting room. The location is just west of Sayville, NY, and stocks over 200 loose leaf teas and herbal tisanes, tea ware, tea accessories, and artisanal honeys from around the world. The shop will be serving hot and iced teas, matcha, tea lattes and other tea-based beverages, French pastries, and Japanese confections.

Store owner Kristine Henderson is the owner of The Pleasures of Tea, a small company that has been selling loose leaf teas to local customers for 6 years. This store is the end goal of those years of work, after having made a name for herself as an authoritative source about teas while growing a clientele of loyal customers and becoming a recognizable face at various street fairs and local libraries over the years.

Henderson says, "This shop is what I've been working towards since I began selling loose leaf teas at street fairs six years ago. My customers are amazing and without their support, I wouldn't have thought that this was a possibility. Infuse carries teas from around the world and we're going to demonstrate the various preparation methods of teas from China, Japan, India, Turkey, and other places. There are so many different tea customs around the world that most Westerners aren't even aware of. I want to share these traditions with my customers and bring a true world view of tea to Long Island."

In addition to the shop featuring tea tastings and selling globally sourced tea ware, Henderson will be offering tea workshops in the store after hours. "Drinking tea is enjoyable in its own right, and people drink tea for many reasons. The health benefits, relaxation, and as part of their native cultures. I want to educate people about what they're drinking. Like other niche products, people want to learn more about teas and become aficionados. The more that you learn about a product, the more you can enjoy it."

Infuse Tea Bar is located at 106 Main Street, West Sayville, NY 11796. The phone number is 631-567-4TEA (4832). Please visit the website or e-mail info(at)infuseteabarny(dot)com for more information.

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