A final pour

WAG still recalls the warm welcome received from owner Anupa Mueller at her Silver Tips Tea Room in Tarrytown

We profiled Mueller and her charming destination for a January 2015 story – and are sad to hear about its impending closure.

Here are the details, as shared by Mueller on the tea room site’s blog:

“The Silver Tips Tea Company has a thriving online presence as well as an actual tea room serving breakfast and lunch in Tarrytown. Effective April 2018, I have decided to focus on our growing online business as well as our wholesale company, and I will be closing the tea room in Tarrytown. Even though I have excellent staff and procedures in place, ownership brings with it specific responsibilities and I have struggled to balance my load in the past few years. My family is overseas and in recent years, I have had to travel abroad frequently to take care of obligations. My wholesale tea business, Eco-Prima Tea, located in Elmsford, has also grown and become more complex and time-consuming with larger clients and new regulatory requirements. 

“It has been a glorious ride. We have loved providing a moment of repose to our many friends and customers over the years. We have seen families grow, celebrated all your special moments, made lifelong friends, received gratitude and compassion from so many. We’ve also introduced so many of you to tea. The Silver Tips Tea company and brand will not end. We will continue our thriving online and mail-order business along with Eco-Prima Tea, our wholesale tea company. We’re only closing the tea room which requires a degree of attention, detail and innovation I will be unable to provide. 

“If you’ve formed an attachment to our many teas, we will still have all of them. You can call or e-mail us and get refills… Our last day that we will be open to the public will be March 25.

“And finally, I have been singularly blessed with capable and conscientious employees throughout the 18 years. They have been your friends and shown you hospitality and sincere affection over the years. I know they have left a mark – on your life and mine… I thank each of you for your kindness over the years. I am easily reachable by phone or e-mail. And we’re not leaving the area – our tea business and offices and warehouse are close by and we will continue to be a part of this community we call home.”

We at WAG wish Mueller the very best.

For more, visit silvertipstea.com.

– Mary Shustack

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