Segments in this Video

TeaLee's Teahouse (04:20)


The tea house becomes the focus of social life in China during the Song Dynasty. Amanda Roy-Bangoy discusses high tea and tea origins. She teaches Gary Bredow how to prepare two types of tea.

Business Origins (05:32)

Risë Jones discusses the impetus behind TeaLee's Teahouse, business location, and displacement. Roy-Bangoy explains why she wanted to work at TeaLee's.

Starting a Business (04:34)

Jones discusses initial steps in establishing TeaLee's Teahouse and delays that resulted in the business opening in February 2017.

Tea Source and Success (05:23)

Kelly Amoroso discusses tea origins and partnering with Jones. Jones reflects on the first year of business and business growth. Roy-Bangoy cites favorite events and bookstore content.

Business Specifics (03:50)

Jones and Roy-Bangoy discuss the online presence of TeaLee's Teahhouse, social media, and the business environment. Jones offers advice for entrepreneurs. See a preview of the next episode.

Credits: TeaLee’s Teahouse (03:31)

Credits: TeaLee’s Teahouse

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TeaLee’s Teahouse

Part of the Series : Start Up
DVD (Chaptered) Price: $129.95
DVD + 3-Year Streaming Price: $194.93
3-Year Streaming Price: $129.95



Risë Jones and her husband, Louis Freeman, opened TeaLee’s after five years of planning and hard work. Seven years before the doors opened and the first pot of tea was brewed, Jones had was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Fortunately, she beat it — and after she recovered, Freeman asked her what she wanted to do with her life. Her reply: “I want a tea house.” This is a story about second chances and seizing the moment.

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL203046

ISBN: 978-1-64867-557-7

Copyright date: ©2019

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