When we left Kellogg Manor House we were only 22 miles from ChocolaTea - a trendy café and tea shoppe on Westnedge Avenue in Portage, MI. My friend, Linda, had told me about the shop many times, and since we were so close we decided to stop.
Polly, the owner, sells many selections of loose leaf teas and a wide variety of tea equipage, books, gifts, and fine chocolate. It was fun to look around. Linda was hoping we could meet the owner, but she was in Las Vegas at the World Tea Expo. Every year she coordinates a bus trip to Chicago for Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting and lunch in the Walnut Room. Linda made reservations for us to go.
My only purchase was the July/August issue of Tea Time magazine. On page 8 Hoffman Media announced a new book - Teatime Parties. $24.95 plus $4 shipping. Guess who's going to be ordering a copy!
Café area where they also sell coffee and gourmet desserts.
It was a fun stop before making our way back to the eastern part of the state where we live. It was a full and enjoyable day.