Meet Patricia Guillouard


Born and raised in Paris, France, Patricia Guillouard, Owner and Proprietor of CaryTown Teas, understands the art of tea. When she relocated to Richmond, Virginia in 2005, Patricia noticed a need for a proper tea shop in the area. Her goal was to open a shop that would be similar to the ones she grew up with in France. She combined her experience owning a successful fashion boutique in New York City and her schooling by her maternal grandmother from an early age in the culture, art, and traditions of fine tea blending to realize her dream. CaryTown Teas made its debut in the fall of 2006, opening its doors with a wide array of premium teas from around the world. 

A loyal clientele quickly grew from her vision and was enhanced by the addition of Mistie Roundtree to the staff. Mistie, who has been in the industry for almost two decades, brought to the shop her own knowledge of holistic medicine, herbology, and her own knowledge of teas, making her a perfect fit. Together she and Patricia have created a unique environment merging traditional European tea culture with a holistic approach. 

CaryTown Teas partners with small family farms and premium tea estates from around the world to offer over one hundred and fifty fair trade and organic tea blends at their tea shop. Additionally, customers can choose from a wide number of custom medicinal blends. Click to learn more. 

Flora & Finch collaborated with CaryTown Teas to offer three exclusive tea blends that was crafted for all day enjoyment; Rise, Shine, and Relax. 

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