A Chat with Purple Orchid Gift Boutique & Tea House
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We have amazing tea! Black Teas range from Blueberry, Chocolate Truffle, Vanilla Chai, Elderberry to traditional teas like English Breakfast and Oolongs. We have our own signature savory; a cinnamon chip roll served with turkey/cranberry salad. You will also received a tiered plating of desserts.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Everyone LOVES the house signature sandwich. In fact, we will be selling the cinnamon rolls in the near future. Our turkey in roasted in house, our breads are baked in house -- we use local fresh seasonal fruit and veggies to garnish. Desserts include scone samplers, mini cakes, cream puffs.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
There just aren't enough Tea Houses in Oregon. Our customers drive 2 hours to find us! Our boutique is eclectic and our front area is filled with Victorian/European elegance as everything is served on Vintage/Antique china or crystal. Our shabby chic room is a hoot! A lil something for everyone.
What do you love most about your job?
Enjoying our customers. When a 'tearista' serves the bakery delights, it's not uncommon for a customer to take a few pictures to share with their friends/family.