Afternoon Tea To-Go

The Tea Experience: Taking Tea in Kansas City

Anna Marie’s Teashop
9 W. Franklin Street • Liberty, MO 64068

An impressive selection of teas and tea wares await those who venture into the brick building that houses Anna Marie’s Teashop. The business, located just off the main square in Liberty, Missouri, has vastly evolved since owner Brenda Hedrick started selling teas more than 20 years ago. Despite owning a design studio at the time, she decided to embark in this new endeavor after learning of the numerous health benefits of the beverage. “In 1983, I started having health issues from allergies that just drove me crazy. I did some research and decided that tea was the way to go,” Brenda recalls. 

Originally called Anna Marie’s Gifts and Antiques, the store—named in honor of Brenda’s great-grandmother, Anna Marie Bohnet—has expanded its selection from the original 30 teas to almost 100. A family-owned business, Anna Marie’s Teashop is run by three generations of Brenda’s family. Both her daughter, Sarah Mathews, and her granddaughter, Molly Gates, work in the shop and help blend many of the teas sold. 

Anna Marie’s Teashop is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Their artisan teas and tea accessories are available online, via delivery, and curbside pickup. 


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