Everything is coming along here at The Jasmine Pearl's new location! Our storage and blending rooms are completely set up and running efficiently. The tasting and retail front room is also making progress. Last weekend the tea bar was completed when the hardening finish and sealant were applied to the concrete top. The end result looks fantastic! You will all have to come and see it in person once our shop is open to see its almost slate-like appearance.
Heather and Chuck have been busy this week creating a textured effect on some of our front room's walls. Heather got the inspiration from expensive woven wallpaper that we considered getting for the space. Doing a similar do-it-yourself finish was much more economical! Chuck applied the mud to the walls and Heather followed along with a broom to create the texture. It
definitely warms up the room.
Just yesterday we received a shipment of some gorgeous Japanese tetsubin cast iron teapots as well as some fun tea tins. Soon we will have the tetsubins up on our website for purchase (or you can plan on stopping in to see them once we're open)!
We also received the tins for storing all of our teas on shelves behind the tea bar. That way, if you come in and want to purchase a few ounces of tea we can easily grab the appropriate tin and bag it up. It has been quite a project gluing on the brackets and inserting the labels, but they look great up on the shelves.
The rough estimation of our opening date is in about a month - think beginning of October. Once we have the actual date nailed down, I'll be sure to start the official countdown! Each week we get more and more excited with the thought of our customers coming in, sitting at our tea bar and tasting teas.