The Lodge at Woodloch serves as the perfect setting to enjoy teatime. Nestled on 400 woodland acres in the lake region of the Poconos, The Lodge at Woodloch is a luxurious destination spa that pampers guests from the moment they arrive.
In a hotel setting, sometimes the smallest things, like a cup of tea, can have the greatest impact. The Lodge offers Two Leaves and a Bud sachets in the Garden View Room, their restaurant, health club, throughout the spa, and in the retail store. A coffee and tea station is available throughout the day and is complemented by a fresh array of finger sandwiches and decadent sweets.
More than 20 varieties of teas are available, including Organic Invigorate, Organic Peppermint, Organic Better Belly, Organic Chamomile, Organic Assam, Organic Better Rest, Jasmine Petal Green, and Organic Energize. Each tea has a distinct purpose, such as reducing stress, helping muscles and joints, or increasing vitality.
According to Jen Okeson of Two Leaves and a Bud tea company, it’s atypical to see some of these teas as a resort’s most popular. However, it’s indicative that the guests at The Lodge are looking for herbal relaxation and healthy options.
“When you are in that very tranquil environment at Woodloch, it is easy to gravitate to a cup of chamomile, add the honey from their on-property hives, and enjoy a cup or two,” she says. “With names like Organic Detox, Organic Hydrate, Organic Energize, and Organic Invigorate, consumers do not need to be familiar with the ingredients to choose a tea that can create the desired effect they are seeking.”
At least once a year, Two Leaves and a Bud teams with The Lodge to offer guests various tea seminars. Guests respond enthusiastically with questions about the health benefits of tea, caffeine contents, and the differences in processing various teas. The goal is to have people learn something about tea and to get them excited enough to try more teas.
“Tea is the most classic, yet interesting of beverages,” concludes Jen. “It is simple and spectacular all at the same time.”