Monday, April 22, 2013

TranquiliTea's Harney & Son's Tea Affair

 Recently I received an E-mail from a friend telling me about a tea event at 

It was the 2nd Annual Harney & Sons Tea Affair 
A tasting event and opportunity to meet Harney rep. Howard Davis
To be held Saturday, April 20th from 11 am to 4 pm

TranquiliTea  is a tea shoppe in Plymouth, MI.   I visited the shoppe at its former  location, but I had never been to the present location.  It sounded like a fun outing, so my friend and I drove over last Saturday.  

By just looking in the front window, we knew we were in for a tealightful visit!  

The store sells lots of quality loose-leaf tea, as well tea sachets.  Harney & Sons are a big part of their inventory, but there are teas from other sources as well.

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They also carry a nice supply of teapots, teacups/mugs, and assorted tea equipage.

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The shoppe is a feast for a tea lover's eyes from the moment of entry, because aside from  tea and tea equipage, they carry tea jewelry, linen tea towels, tea cozies, tea-themed cards and calendars, tea books and magazines, and more.  If you live in the area, you'll just have to stop by and take a look for yourself!

It was a pleasure to meet Pat and Colleen Cannon, owners of the shoppe.  Below is Colleen and me.

It was fun tasting a few Harney Teas that I hadn't tasted before, and I particularly liked the blueberry green tea.

I chatted with Harney representative, Mr. Howard Davis.

And the following merchandise came home with me from TranquiliTea.  A book by Sandy Clough with tea theme ideas, recipes, and more.

Two linen tea towels.

The May/June issue of Tea Time magazine.

And a teapot pin.

TranquiliTea is a wonderful shoppe, and I know I will be returning again in the future.   In addition to their website, they're also on Facebook, so check them out!

Afterwards we went to Sweet Afton tea room, but since it was lunch time and we didn't have reservations, the tables were filled and we couldn't get in.   We ended up eating at McDonalds.  

We drove to two antique malls in the nearby city of Livonia, and had more fun shopping.  I will show you what I purchased in another post.


  1. A very nice review of a very nice tea shop. It looks so well stocked and so organized. How fortunate that you are within driving distance of such a special place. I'm especially interested in the Sandy Clough book and that yummy sounding blueberry green tea! Thanks for sharing!


  2. You have so many wonderful tea opportunities around you!

  3. Now that sounds like a perfect Saturday of tea. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Another tea outing, how wonderful! What a great tea shop with lots of tea items, too! I have the Sandy Clough book, along with all the other tea books she wrote. Too bad about the Sweet Afton tea room, but glad they are keeping busy. Your teapot pin and tea towels are so cute!

  5. Oh, what a wonderful place to visit! I especially like that pin. will look forward to seeing what else you found.

  6. Now this looks like MY kind of shop--what a vast selection! And may I just say I absolutely love the sweater you're wearing here? Gorgeous!


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