Tea shop aims to teach Bed-Stuy community about health and wellness
A new tea shop is hoping to introduce the Bed-Stuy community to health management and wellness.
Wellness Tea Therapy celebrated its grand opening on Sunday.
Owner Vera Daniels offers a variety of tea blends, wellness juices and smoothies for customers.
"My vision was to create an environment of serenity, relaxation, so that the community would have an alternative to the stressful environment out there," Daniels said.
Daniels says she decided to start the business after seeing positive effects of drinking tea to help with health issues as an alternative to over-the-counter drugs.
Wellness Tea Therapy also offers massages to create a place where the community can come to focus on their health. Brooklyn-born Chief Ayanda Clarke, a leader in the arts and spiritual wellness community, was invited to offer opening remarks and prayers.
Daniels says she hopes to expand the business to make an impact on cities around the world.