Shop Local Focus: The Random Tea Room

The Random Tea Room has been around for a number of years, and we wanted to highlight Becky and her lovely shop.

Bette Dean

What is your shop all about? What do you offer, what's your favorite thing that you do?

The tea room is about bringing together a spiritual, sensory experience that focuses on the mental and physical health of everyone that walks through the door. We offer a selection of teas from all over the world, an organic and wild harvested herbal apothecary, amaranth gluten free baked goods and an essential collection of tea accessories and curiosities. We love everything we do, but the best part is causing a sense of happiness and belonging.


Why did you open your shop where you did? How did your shop come about?

I used to live a few blocks away in Trestle Town, I found this building by happenstance with a for sale by owner sign, it was way before the mass explosion of condos started to be built. That was at the end of 2007, I had been working a few jobs as a scenic, at an art gallery and for an antique dealer, and needed to create a job that fit my needs. We're going on 7 years this month, so it seems to be working out!


What is your hope for this area? What changes have you seen in the neighborhood that get you excited?

My hope for the neighborhood is that the folks that move into the new constructions realize how much love and effort went into making this neighborhood what it is. Northern Liberties is a wonderful community of very thoughtful folks, we have traditions here like Krampuslauf at our local Liberty Land park, which we are happy to be able to host a photo exhibition of this month for our rotating art installation.


Why did you become a Shop Local Partner? Why do you think the Co-op is important? 

It's important to have partnerships with like minded businesses. It helps get the word out it in a way that people can really engage with, in a way that makes them feel good. The success of a small business is a fragile ecosystem that needs support from many angles. 


What's the product/item you most hope to see at the KCFC when we open the doors?

I'm looking forward to seeing RTR tea tins stocked on the shelves!

Thank you, Becky, for your thoughtful words, your lovely shop, and your commitment to the neighborhood!

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