TeaLee’s TeaHouse and Bookstore is located at the gateway of Denver’s Historic Five Points. In an afro-centric atmosphere we provide high quality loose leaf teas, food and specialty drinks, including beer and wine.
We are a safe, congenial, relaxed teahouse – (we move to the Rhythm of Tea). Ours is a place where our guests can enjoy each other and a variety of books, chocolate, and selected sundries.
We offer a TeaLee’s experience that makes you feel better when you leave – than when you came in!
After a two year life-threatening battle with a rare form of leukemia blood cancer (CMML) which required chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant and two years for recovery, there is a story to be told. Leukemia is a big part of my story but not the whole story. At the end of my recovery period my husband asked the question: “What do you really want to do with your life?” Indirectly, I answered, “I want a teahouse.” What I really meant …that is, what I clearly understood was my intention to create a black-owned (and managed) business so that we could trade with each other while spending our dollars multiple times with our neighbors. We surveyed our potential customers and they responded favorably. So, in the fall of 2012 the business was licensed and registered as TeaLee’s, LLC.
That name was chosen because of my Grandmother’s nickname -“Tee-Lee.” Her real name was Mrs. Evelyn Jones, and going to her home embodied what was simple and good about life – – – good food, drink, wisdom, comfort, protection, love and conversation.
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With the business named and the business plan completed – the search for prospective locations was on, funding sought, start-up capital acquired and a lease secured in November of 2015, in the Historic Five Points District on the edge of downtown Denver. Signage was posted at the entrance, signaling – we are here! TeaLee’s, LLC exists!
The teahouse is intended to serve as a conduit to providing employment in an Economic Enterprise Zone. Once open, the community will find excellent service, good food tastefully presented, tea-infused cocktails and sundries. Additionally, Afternoon and High Tea will be served with reservation. Most importantly, as owners, we see TeaLee’s as a daily/regular gathering space.
Now, two years later we are open for business. The landlord had not secured proper permits from the city that would allow a Certificate of Occupancy to be issued. Without sales or business income for the past 2 years, we’re seeking funding of $60,000 for Debt Reduction, Operating Capital and Inventory.
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Louis & Rise, TeaLee’s, LLC
Afternoon – High & Special Occasion teas available with a reservation by calling: (303) 593-2013
Afternoon Tea Trays – Tea Sandwiches – Scones – Pastries – Bottomless Pot of Tea
High Tea Trays – Tea Sandwiches – Scones Pastries – Chef Selection – Bottomless Pot of Tea
Special Occasion Trays – Tea trays choices tailored to fit your occasion by reservation
*Tea infused alcohol, beer, wine or sake can be added for an additional fee
*Any variety of loose leaf tea can be steeped as a hot or cold beverage
Tea Latte – (any tea with milk)
Green Matcha Tea Latte
*Almond – Coconut –& Soy Milks Available
Chocolate by the Shot (non-alcoholic)
Mocha – (1oz chocolate/1oz milk & expresso)
Selection of pies, cookies, scones, tarts, truffles and cakes
Early Fare – (served from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Daily Quiche Selection
Granola Parfait – (granola & fruit)
All Day Fare – (11:00 AM – ‘til close)
Daily Soup selection
Daily Salad Selection
Daily Charcuterie Selection – (local cheeses – meats – toast points – savory & sweet bits)
Toasties – (sandwich selection)
Turkey – (honey roasted, brie, chutney, greens)
Egg – (curry egg salad, marcona almonds, currents, endive)
Loaded Grilled Cheese – (Colorado cheeses – tomato – spicy red pepper jam)
Salmon and Cucumber – (salmon, English cucumber, Japanese mayo)
PB&J or Almond Butter – with jelly
Consistent with the owner’s passion for community, TeaLee’s will host events “in rhythm” with the cultural pulse of the Five Points. The lower level seating capacity can conveniently accommodate a total of 17 persons. Upper level maintains regular service for 13 persons plus in and out traffic. This unique venue is ideal for small, private:
tea, wine, beer, & chocolate tastings & pairings
Plus, Youth Tea Parties – What a wonderful way for the young Ladies & Lords to celebrate a birthday or graduation. This two (2) hour tea party comes complete with tea sandwiches, desert and tea.
We hope you will visit us very soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, please call us. We will do our best to answer your questions promptly. Our goal is to provide a comfortable environment to meet and interact with each other.
Phone: (303) 593-2013
611 22nd Street
Denver, CO 80205