This New Tea Shop Is On A Misson
Winery, brewery, distillery, eateries, coffee, a chocolatier and now tea shop are all within a short walk of each other in LeClaire.
According to a QC Times article, a native Wisconsin couple opened Royal-Tea earlier this month at 316 N. Cody Road just across the street from the Green Tree Brewery.
Owners Anthony and April Flanigan will tell you the shop is filled with 47 loose-leaf teas to take in a to-go cup or enjoy in a mug in the shop that’s surrounded by tea accessories and local artwork. Customers can also purchase 1 ounce or four ounce tins of tea to brew at home.
Some of your tea choices include dark chocolate peppermint, Earl Grey creme, passionfruit, pumpkin chai and a coffee-infused cinnamon fig variety called “Wake the Fig Up.
Here’s what even more unique about this shop; money made at Royal-Tea, which is run by volunteers, goes toward local and global mission work and charities.
The establishment is close to Riverside Foursquare Church, where Anthony is a pastor and the couple and their two children live.
They see Royal-Tea as one of the church’s sub-ministries. The tea shop is raising money for Compassion International and Gospel Asia. Gift items for purchase around the store, like T-shirts, artwork, quilts and knit hats, have been donated to the cause.
The couple moved to LeClaire to rehabilitate Riverside Foursquare Church. They visited the small town over a weekend and fell in love with it.