“If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.”
This ancient Japanese proverb is taken into practice at Jolie Tea Company. Three years ago owner Amy Job decided it was the perfect opportunity to pursue her dream as everything seemed to fall together seamlessly, incorporating ideas from both her biology background and cooking background Amy opened up Jolie Tea Company. The beautiful and elegant tea shop has a warm and welcoming atmosphere or as Amy describes a “contemporary vision on tradition.” The French inspiration flows throughout the shop from the impressive book collection to the classic French music lingering from the speakers.
The majority of tea sold at Jolie Tea Company, about 99%, is loose leaf. Amy hopes that people can learn to incorporate brewing tea into their daily practices because it allows you to rest and reconnect with yourself or another person. Besides individual herbs and bends health benefits it is this ability to relax and reconnect in which Amy really believes “tea to contribute to overall wellness.” Upon first opening Amy sold about 70 different teas and has since added to the collection, now selling over 100 different types from traditional and purists to creative flavors like chocolate mint. Most of the tea comes from providers however Amy and her staff have created their own house blends, including one for local American Idol contestant Angie Miller titled “Stardust.”
The future for Jolie Tea Company is looking exciting! Being unable to serve tea at their current location Amy discussed the possibility of opening a second location where there will be an option to serve. The shop even has plans to launch an app through Apple coming this fall. Next time you are passing through the picturesque town of Hamilton visit the chic and graceful Jolie Tea Company whether you are an avid tea drinker or in the market for a thoughtful gift.
Jolie Tea Company - 978-468-5654 - 26 Bay Road, South Hamilton, MA 01982
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Closed Sundays