A local tea specialist that is responsible for supplying hundreds of restaurants with herbal wares has plans to open a training center in Somerville. MEM Tea, currently operating out of Watertown and previously based in Somerville, will open this new retail location in Davis Square, where customers can taste teas and learn about their products, and where wholesale customers can train on how to serve these teas, according to The Boston Globe. It will not be a cafe, though; customers won't be able to buy a full cup of tea.
MEM supplies restaurants like Row 34, Rialto, and Uni, and the company will use this new space as a place to train its clients on the brewing methods for each tea, characteristics of the different types of teas, and more. The company has a reputation for pickiness when it comes to which teas it chooses to source.
The Davis Square spot will be located across from Posto and could open later this spring. This news comes as Evy Chen prepares to open EvyTea, a tea-centric shop in Jamaica Plain, featuring cold brew teas and wholesale products.