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" It is time for good tea!"
Our mission is to offer a wide variety of high-quality teas
to you, our customers. The quality of your daily beverage will change the quality of your life!
We've been in business for many years and we'd like to share our
experience with you!
All items are usually shipped within 2 business days.
Food items and teas are non-returnable.
All other items can be returned within 14 days from the shipping date. Return shipment charges are the responsibility of the buyer.
We are a tea store!
We used to be called Tea Pittsburgh Margaret's Fine Imports and changed our name to Tea Pittsburgh Blue Monkey Tea and Tea Carnegie Blue Monkey Tea.
About Margaret, here is her bio:
Margaret Harris is the owner of Blue Monkey Tea, tea & gourmet food store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As one of Pittsburgh's primary tea experts, Margaret Harris is a tea consultant and regularly conducts classes and workshops on tea at a variety of venues, including colleges, clubs, associations, corporations, and at her store. As a native of Poland, where tea is the primary household beverage, her lifelong experience with tea began quite early: she may have had her first "cup of tea" when she was only one day old! Margaret is a graduate of the Warsaw Medical College, which has enabled her to incorporate her medical knowledge into her teachings on the health aspects of teas and tisanes. Margaret is a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Tea Business Association, as well as several other business and professional groups.
Blue Monkey Tea was called Margaret's Fine Imports and before that Wicks and Beans.
The original store was established in May of 2002. It was named Wicks & Beans, as the original merchandise consisted mostly of scented candles and coffee beans.
We were located at 2207 Murray Ave, also in Squirrel Hill (down and across from Mineo's Pizza.)
Despite the small space, we expanded our assortments, eventually also selling teas and international sweets. Well, it was getting tight, so we were very happy to move to a much larger space at 5872 Forbes Ave in July of 2006 and change the name of the store to Margaret's Fine Imports.
Since then we've become mostly a Tea Specialty store with over 400 varieties of teas in stock, and a huge assortment of teapots and tea gadgets. We even sell items like tea cozies and tea wallets!
We offer Tea Classes and Tea Tastings every month. We also carry over 30 types of coffee beans and some neat coffee makers!
Apart from that we also attend to the sweet tooth of our customers by stocking up on international sweets, especially around Holidays.
We offer excellent service and we enjoy interacting with our customers: repeat and new!
On May 9th, 2017 we opened a store in Heidelberg or Carnegie and changed both store names to Blue Monkey Tea. The Carnegie PA location moved to Pittsburgh in February of 2019.
Whose a good Blue Monkey Tea Store? We are a good Blue Monkey Tea Store! And we are here to serve you!
We changed our name, in an attempt, to brand ourselves nationwide.
A wheel chair can enter our store. We accept most credit cards.
(The following is customer supplied, we don't even know Alex, but it is a good story and a good story always sells more tea than just the boring facts.)
Once upon a time in sunny California, there lived a man named Alex. For years, he had been working as a skilled computer programmer, designing intricate software and coding complex algorithms. While he was successful in his career, there was a part of him that yearned for something more meaningful and fulfilling.
One day, while sipping his morning tea and browsing the internet for inspiration, Alex stumbled upon a small news article about a tea shop in Pittsburgh that was on the brink of closure. The story struck a chord deep within him, and he couldn't shake the feeling that this was his chance for a fresh start.
Intrigued by the idea of running a tea shop, Alex decided to take a leap of faith. He resigned from his well-paying job, bid farewell to his colleagues, and packed his bags to embark on a new adventure in Pittsburgh.
Arriving in the Steel City, Alex was both excited and nervous. The tea shop he had read about was located in a charming, historic building that had seen better days. The scent of fresh paint and the warmth of hope hung in the air as he stood in front of the quaint shop, determined to turn it into a thriving business.
Over the next few months, Alex poured his heart and soul into renovating and reviving the tea shop. He painted the walls in soothing pastel shades, hung delicate curtains, and adorned the place with elegant teapots and cozy cushions. He carefully curated a selection of teas from around the world, each with its unique story and flavor.
Word soon spread about the new tea shop in town, and curious locals began to trickle in. With his friendly demeanor and passion for tea, Alex welcomed each guest with a warm smile. He shared stories about different tea cultures, offered personalized recommendations, and created a serene space for people to relax and unwind.
As the seasons changed, so did the tea shop. In the summer, iced tea concoctions became the highlight, drawing customers seeking a refreshing break from the heat. In the winter, the aroma of spiced chai filled the air, comforting visitors seeking respite from the cold.
In no time, the tea shop became a cherished part of the community. Regulars would drop by to chat with Alex, savor their favorite brews, and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The tea shop was no longer just a business; it had become a haven where friendships blossomed over a shared love for tea.
As the tea shop flourished, so did Alex's sense of fulfillment. He realized that he had found his true calling in life – bringing joy and tranquility to people through the simple pleasure of tea. He had traded the fast-paced world of computer programming for a slower, more meaningful existence.
In the end, it wasn't about the money or the fame that came with a successful career; it was about pursuing a passion that touched the lives of others. And so, Alex lived happily ever after, running his tea shop in Pittsburgh, spreading warmth, comfort, and the magic of tea to everyone who walked through his door.
(The above is customer supplied, we don't even know Alex, but it is a good story and a good story always sells more tea than just the boring facts.) It is more like art than the exact truth. Thank you prolific customer.
Note: Alex could be a man or woman since: Alex is a name with Greek roots that works for any gender. It's commonly a nickname for Alexandra or Alexander, which means "defender of mankind." It can also be short for Alessandro, Alexandre, Alexandria, Alejandro, Alexandro, Alejandrin, Alexandrino, Alexa, or Alexis; Alex in turn has its own nicknames, such as Lex or Al or Axx. from: www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/alex/
Also note that the story was created with:
Write a story about a man who leaves his job as a computer programmer in California to run a tea shop in Pittsburgh
by Nisi (made-up pen name)
And even that has nothing to really do with the truth about the store.