THE QUEEN CAMELLIA TEA HOUSE AND TEAROOM
With locations in railway stations and airports in Lucerne, Geneva, Zurich, Basel, and Bern, Tekoe is a chic, bright, modern retail chain that sells more than 120 specialty teas and blends to busy commuters and travelers as they dash from one city to another. The shops sit like large glass boxes in the middle of bustling concourses, and the décor and caddies are designed in vibrant acid green that refuses to be ignored. The friendly staff are very knowledgeable, and the company offers tasting sessions and seminars to hotels, restaurants, and anyone who wants to understand tea better. Tekoe also has stores in Paris and Madrid and hopes to open franchises soon in Barcelona and Milan.