MCKINNEY, TEXAS — Fusion Teas, a locally owned family business with a brick and mortar shop, a strong e-commerce site and multiple Amazon bestsellers, expands to house rapid growth as more people turned to tea for both solace and health benefits at the start of the COVID crisis… and then kept on buying.
Fusion Teas was founded in 2010 and is owned and run by husband-and-wife team Thomas and Theann Egbert in McKinney, Texas. Their company mission is to spread health and happiness by selling quality teas while making loose leaf tea accessible—a healthy habit that people want to reach for every day.
When COVID hit, online tea purchases in the U.S. went from a steady stream to a tsunami as more and more people reacted by drinking in the healthy tea lifestyle. Fusion Teas is at the forefront of this new wave of tea consumption in Texas and the Four Corners, where most of their tea is shipped. At the start of the COVID crisis, Thomas and Theann noticed that their sales started spiking, and then they didn’t stop. Theann says:
“Our little family-run web shop has grown a lot in the last decade, but this really tops anything we’ve seen. People need what tea has to offer, and we’re proud to share our curated selection of truly delicious teas with folks in Texas, the Four Corners and beyond.”
As more people sought ‘peace in a teacup’ during troubled times, the Egberts scrambled to keep their operations flowing smoothly during the expansion. Thomas says:
“Our old space was only 800 square feet and we were busting at the seams. This new place is 2200 square feet. We’re renovating the space to include a modern retail shop for locals and visitors to McKinney and the greater Dallas area. It opens to walk-ins in July.”
Located at 1905 University Business Dr. Suite 604 in McKinney, Texas, the new warehouse/storefront is in the same business park as before, but its size nearly triples the footprint of their former location. The modern design includes a glass partition between the retail space and the warehouse, allowing customers a peek behind the scenes, much like in restaurants with open kitchens or in certain facilities that produce specialty sweets.
Source: Fusion Teas