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About Theine
 
     
Theine opened as a retail shop in April 2004. This was a project in the making for many years and finally transpired on a tiny side street in Coral Gables. The location was originally an office and it took owner Kyra White a year to accomplish the build out for the shop and kitchen.

The theme for the tea salon was to create a quiet, relaxing environment with old world warmth. A unique refuge of solace from the everyday stress we endure. The décor includes wood floors, furniture and antiques which stimulate feelings of hospitality and home. Once this retreat for repose was created, the old time tradition of “taking tea” was incorporated. Theine is not only a retail shop that carries over 100 varieties of loose leaf teas and tisanes but a gift shop and educational destination as well. Each visit will be a learning experience for the tea guests. There are classes given on tea cupping, grading and history of the teas and the proper preparation techniques as well.

The tea salon will soon offer service from 10-6 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday. The menu will include traditional scones with clotted cream and farmhouse jellies, muffins and pastries for breakfast. Tea sandwiches will be offered for special occasions and on designated days. The luncheon menu will consist of light fare appropriate for a tea room along with the obligatory tea room cakes, tarts, and other confections.

Ms. White is a trained chef and has been a local cooking instructor and caterer in the area for a number of years. She was raised in the military and has lived for many years in Europe and Central America. She brings her life experiences and travels to Theine and which is very much reflected in the diversified menus to be offered. She is delighted to share her passion of food and tea with you. She also advocates a slower paced lifestyle and a return to the principles and pleasures of a more simple and harmonious life. She hopes to encourage people to participate in a healthy habit and to socialize and meet new friends in her neighborhood establishment. Theine will prove to be an educational, cultural and social experience to be remembered!