An Arlington woman is hoping her new tea house will offer another place for area residents to find solace.
“I really enjoy tea and creating a space where people can relax and get away from the hectic lifestyle here,” said Lyndsey DePalma, 31.
DePalma will be opening the 1,000-square-foot House of Steep tea house at 3800 Lee Highway soon. It's a change of pace from her previous job as a human resources manager for an accounting firm.
“I went to business school at night and put together this business plan,” DePalma said. “It’s a completely different career path for me.”
DePalma said she has always enjoyed drinking tea, a pastime she learned from her grandmother, who was a herbalist. In her tea house, she plans to have 25 to 30 teas on hand for customers at any given time.
“There will be very simple, close-to-the-Earth teas,” DePalma said. “It’s not going to be sugary teas. It’s more focused on health.”
She also wants to offer salads, wraps and muffins. And there will be a selection of relaxation products.
Reflexologists will be brought in as needed, and she hopes to host occasional meditation seminars for clients.
“We are going to be open in a couple of weeks and we have a few more pieces to put it together,” DePalma said. “I’m looking forward to delivering this experience here.”
To read more about House of Steep, follow its Facebook Page.