Over the past two months we’ve had many inquiries as to the reason why Plymouth Tea and Virtuous Teas have merged so suddenly.
My name is Eo McNeil; I am the sister of Lee Theodorou, owner of Plymouth Tea.
We are very sad to have to tell Plymouth Tea customers that Lee passed away unexpectedly 2/20/14, after a brief illness. It was a shock to have lost Lee so suddenly, but we realized that we had to do our best to continue his tea legacy. He has had loyal customers for upwards of 18 years who depend on his teas. I am certain he would’ve wanted me to carry on serving his customers with the same range of selection, quality and service.
As difficult as it has been to push through our grief, we at Virtuous Teas got right to work picking up the pieces and merged the two businesses together.
I have also been in the tea business many years. In fact, I got my start from Lee 18 years ago, when I purchased his Newton store so he could concentrate on Plymouth Tea full time. We use many of the same importers and tea gardens and so we carry many of the same teas. In addition we are working hard to add Lee’s bestsellers to our range.
While we’d like to carry all your old favorites, we are a brick and mortar store, and are limited by space, but if there is something you really can’t live without, please feel free to contact us to see if we can arrange a special order.
If you’re still waiting on an order placed and paid for with Plymouth Tea during Lee’s illness, please contact us so we can work with you to fulfill the order or issue a full refund.
Thank you so much for your patience and kind messages during this difficult time. We look forward to giving you the same level of quality tea and customer service Lee worked so hard to provide.
Eo McNeil and Staff