A local destination that provides relaxation for busy Chapel Hillians has reopened.
Honeysuckle Tea House reopened for the spring on March 30. The tea house allows customers to purchase locally grown tea and enjoy enriching activities such as yoga, garden tours and educational workshops.
General Manager Jon Ackley said the tea house was closed in the winter, because the colder weather would have inhibited outdoor activities.
“We are closed during the winter months, since we are an open-air tea house, which ties us to the elements,” Ackley said in an email.
Ackley said the venue was meant to be outdoors for a reason.
“We provide great teas, coffee, smoothies and service with a view that makes you think you're relaxing in the clouds,” Ackley said.
UNC sophomore Matt Rundell said he is eager for a venue to give him a break from his hectic day.
“I feel like no matter where you go in Chapel Hill, people are always stressed. Whether it be a coffee shop or the library, people are always so consumed with apprehension that it just carries over to you,” Rundell said. “I think it would be nice to go somewhere where you can just relax and everyone around you is doing the same.”
Ackley said the tea house building was crowdfunded and built with recycled goods.