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.
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.