Cape Town’s first dedicated Tea Parlour is closing down


Lady Bonin’s Tea, a Cape Town bar solely dedicated to serving tea, is closing its doors on Long street after 3 years.

Owner and tea expert Jessica Bonin released the following statement on the tea parlour’s facebook page:

It is with sadness and simultaneous joy that we announce the closing of our Long Street Tea Bar. This decision has not been taken lightly. We are pooling our energy and resources into growing our factory, online shop and wholesale avenues. The ending of one thing clears the way for many others. The nature of the world is impermanence, and in that nature, adaptation to change. And so we flow, like the transience of a beautiful pot of tea.

We want to thank everyone for your amazing support over the last 7 years. Because of you, we were able to do something magical, we pioneered a revolution in Tea and were the first to introduce many innovations in our little space, often times before the rest of the world. It has opened a new world of possibilities for Tea and that beautiful ripple can be seen all over. We are grateful to have been pioneers! Thank you, thank you.

Keep your eyes posted for our closing down sale. We are also selling many items of furniture and decor, ask about it when you pop in! Our last trading day will be the 31st of January 2019.