Meet Agnieszka Rapacz​ from TeaGschwendner

Tell us about your products.

We purchase are teas from tea gardens all over the world. Our teas are all natural, no sugar, pesticides metal or radiation

Tell us about your connection to Chicago. 

We have two stores in Chicago. One is in the Gold Coast and one is in Lincoln Park

What do you love about your business, your industry.

Being able to educate customers on our fine loose leaf teas.

Tell us about your design inspiration.

Our stores are very organized and our major colors are green, blue and grey. The stores smell delicious from the teas.

What advice do you have for other creative entrepreneurs?

Don't be afraid to take a leap of faith. Have a passion for your business.

Share a favorite quote, a mantra. bud'laska. 

Loving your job and creating enthusiasm is contangious.

What's the most common question you get about your business?

Which tea is your favorite

Name 3 local makers/brands that inspire you and why.

Vanille Patisserie because the company is women owned and has a great reputation.

What special qualifications does the owner of TeaGschwendner have?

Agnes has been European Certified Tea Sommelier. Do you hold special events in your store? Yes we offer private tea tastings, sip and greets and we host meetings.

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