What We’re All About
Real . Hospitable . Fun
Established in 2009, we are not just a Figment of your imagination, but a friendly and hospitable tea shop. We enjoy serving Albuquerque with "come as you are" atmosphere that we call RealiTEA.
We are a unique shop that sells high-quality loose leaf teas. We have a variety of over 150 teas that you can enjoy loose by the ounce or brewed by the cup, as well as tea accoutrements to help you enjoy tea any day.
We have Extra-Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO), artisan flavored Olive Oils, and Aged Balsamics for your cooking adventures. We recommend you take advantage of our tasting station and find your favorite.
We also carry items for the garden, locally-made artisan goods, and a large selection of one-of-a-kind gifts for all your special occasions!
We invite you to come in anytime to enjoy a cup of tea and savor a homemade scone or a delicious dessert! Bring a friend and spend some time chatting, dig into a good book, or get some work done with our free Wi-Fi.
Diane Daniels, Owner and Curator, Diane has many years of business management, human resources management, and marketing skills. She loves the creative process of the retail environment and everything to do with tea! "I asked myself - If you could do anything and money was not object...what would you do?" Her answer was Tea. Diane loves to share tea with others, she says tea makes you slow down and gives you the opportunity to really connect with either yourself or someone else. Her love of tea started with a pink tea set she was given when she was 4 and has grown ever since! When she opened the store, her goal was to feel good and share that with others.
Favorite Tea - Empress Delight
JoAn Thompson, "Hey Lady!" JoAn is the creator of truly scrumptious scones and bakes fresh flavors daily. When she escapes the kitchen, JoAn can be found around the Shoppe sharing stories and fairy dust with anyone who walks through the door.
Favorite Tea - Hojicha