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An unlikely trip to India turned a tearoom owner into a hero for orphans

Katrell Christie was living a great life, running a thriving tea house in Atlanta, when she took an impromptu trip to India. The trip would transform her life and give impoverished orphan girls a chance for a college education... Read more


Featured on the Christian Sciene Monitor

DARJEELING, INDIA — Along the rough steep road up the Himalayas to this city known for its tea, a young woman walks bent double under a load. She's carrying rocks in a basket on her back, with a strap over her forehead. Women will pound the rocks to break them up and make concrete. In West Bengal, India, girls who are orphaned or whose parents are poor can look ahead to this kind of hard labor. If they are lucky, they might get field work picking tea on one of the many tea plantations for about $2 a day. Read More

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Featured on SF Girl by Bay: Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party

When i’m traveling, i always feel as though i’ve had a small victory when i stumble upon a great coffee or tea spot. so a cute teahouse with a warm, bohemian vibe and an incredible name? look no further than dr. bombay’s underwater tea party. calling atlanta, georgia home, i couldn’t help but try to wish myself into this candler park teahouse and coffee shop when danielle of thompson family-life gave us a peek at the space. More...

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Featured on Tide and Bloom: Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party

I have a thing for little local tea houses, despite the fact that I actually don’t love tea all that much. I guess I’m so infatuated with these places because they’re just so ridiculously and undeniably charming. Taking time to sit down and have a spot of tea with a friend is a lovely decision; taking a moment to (re)connect with someone, to truly enjoy their company. How many times can you say you do that on a weekly basis? Probably not that often. More...