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Expansion of Happy Earth Tea and Grand Opening Celebration

Expansion of Happy Earth Tea and Grand Opening Celebration

[PRESS RELEASE] Happy Earth Tea is excited to announce the expansion and relocation of their tea shop to 696 South Avenue, just one block south of their previous location in the charming South Wedge neighborhood. “Generous support from our loyal Rochester customers helped us survive the COVID pandemic and secure a new location which is significantly larger than our former space,” said owner Niraj Lama.

Happy Earth Tea proudly offers over 80 premium loose-leaf teas and herbal blends from around the world. Tea service will be available for people to experience expertly prepared teas and the opportunity to try traditional matcha, gong fu, and scratch made masala chai. The new location will feature more teas, tea ware and local products such as hand-crafted soaps, honey, jam, local art, and baked goods.

There will be a week-long Grand Opening Celebration from July 10th -17th with special discounts, sampling, and giveaways:

  • July 10th: Ribbon Cutting at 10:00 am
  • July 14th: Matcha Demo & Tasting at 12:00-12:30 pm
  • July 15th: Chai Demo & Tasting at 12:00-12:30 pm
  • July 16th: Cold Brew Demo & Tasting at 12:00-12:30 pm

While a Rochester based small business, they were recognized as one of the 11 best tea houses in the world by CNN in February 2017.  This recognition put Rochester on the map as a destination for tea enthusiasts to experience some exceptional teas presented in traditional style.  They also draw visitors from around the state and beyond.

Happy Earth Tea is committed to protecting our planet. As a member of 1% for the Planet they support the Finger Lakes Land Trust and Climate Solutions Accelerator.

Happy Earth Tea was established in 2011 by Niraj Lama and his wife Mary Boland. Niraj hails from Darjeeling, India – a region that produces some of world’s finest black teas.


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