Seeking out and supporting local Connecticut small businesses is one of our favorite things to do! We are constantly inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit that drives these small business owners to pursue their passions, and we love it when we can see these passions blossom into successful businesses! This is why we were so excited to finally make it over to the new Whole Harmony Apothecary in Haddam today.
(NOTE: This photo comes from the Whole Harmony 4 U website)
We first became familiar with Whole Harmony 4 U, makers of hand crafted artisan tea, when we attended the 2014 Open Air Market & Festival at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, CT and have been hooked ever since! And we are certainly not alone! If you have ever attended a farmers market or festival where they are participating, you can confirm, that they always have a line at their booth and few who stop are able to resist their assortment of herbal remedies (possibly due to their simple, yet beautiful packaging)! Another bonus is the fact that if you stop by their booth in the summer, you will be treated to refreshing beverages like Lavender Lemonade or Goji Berry Raspberry Iced Tea and in the winter, you will be able to sample any number of their hot teas! And we challenge you to walk away without adding at least one blend to your collection!
In addition to offering amazing products they offer to encourage balance & nourishment (as stated on their website), Whole Harmony 4 U offers a variety of other services which are worth highlighting!
- They host Plant Medicine Classes where attendees can learn in a hands on environment how to make their own creations such as Craft Herbal Cocktails, Bone Broth, Elderberry Syrup and more!
- Work with owner and certified herbalist, Stacey Wood, to have your own personalized constitutional blend created (we think this is an awesome gift for any tea lover you know).
- Unique services for weddings including wedding party favors or special wedding blends.
We couldn’t have been happier when we read the news that Stacey and David would be creating their own retail space, the Whole Harmony Apothecary, which opened in October. Set in scenic Haddam in a renovated 1850’s home, the apothecary is just what fans of Whole Harmony 4 U products would expect. This beautiful and peaceful space includes:
- Tea Bar
- Meditation Library/Reading Room
- Retail Room
- Yoga Loft
This is also the location where the Plant Medicine classes are held.
We had a lovely time at the Apothecary today and we did not leave empty handed! We enjoyed tastes of their daily teas: Cut the Sh*# (sugar detox) and Chai Tea (which we both purchased a cup of) and also purchased a number of (belated) holiday gifts, including a gift set which included a jar of the tea of our choice, a tea ball, and a seasonal mug in a festive holiday gift box for only $20 (a great deal in our opinion).
If you are a tea lover yourself, or know someone who is, we urge you to pay a visit to the Whole Harmony Apothecary!
-The Sweet and Sweaty
Whole Harmony Apothecary
1572 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT 06438
NOTE: We will continue to highlight our favorite local establishments and products! If you have a favorite, whether it is a local restaurant, brewery, boutique, or artisan product, if it comes from Connecticut we want to know about it, so please share with us!!!