East Fremantle Antipotea wants to bring tea to everyone

Antipotea owner Renata Taylor in her store. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d491989 communitypix.com.au
Antipotea owner Renata Taylor in her store. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d491989 communitypix.com.au

IN a world where everything is busy, sometimes we should pause and have a cup of tea.

That’s the motto of Renata Taylor, the owner of East Fremantle’s new store Antipotea.

Opened on George Street four weeks ago, Mrs Taylor said they started Antipotea after customers who shoped at their coffee roaster wanted the same quality in their tea.

“We put our teashop here because the people wanted it, since it has been open its been gangbusters, I didn’t expect it,” she said.

“We wanted a space where people can come, connect with the community and to have beautiful experiences.

“You can buy beautiful black tea but can also come in and find tea that makes you feel better, helps you sleep.

“We are all about making people feel good.”

Expanding the brand into the South West and into day spas in Bali, Mrs Taylor said Antipotea was authentic and not owned by any big companies.

“Our tea is 100 per cent additive free, why would you fuel your body with flavours and preservatives when you can have natural ones,” she said.

“We are into sustainability, you won’t find many plastics in our shop, all our bags are biodegradable, the stamp is made from wax, the jars you can bring it back and get it refilled and we compost our own tea.

“We are really proud that a lot of our teas are Australian and they are all blended here.

“We want to start guided tea meditations and blending workshops for Mothers Day or for wedding parties.”

She said she hoped to continue to build a portfolio of customers.

“We want to bring tea to everyone, not just for women who like herbs but for anyone,” she said.

“Every spoonful of tea has a little bit of positivity in it, it sounds silly but sharing love and making people feel special, there is not enough of that in the world.”