Elmwood Inn Fine Teas in Danville, KY, is a cozy and charming tea shop that locals and visitors love. Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Danville, Elmwood Inn Fines Teas is a gem that offers a wide variety of teas.

Elmwood Inn Fine Teas story began in 1990 when Shelley Richardson opened a tea room and bed and breakfast inn in the Civil War village of Perryville, KY – just as the American tea renaissance was about to awaken. For the next 14 years, Elmwood Inn developed an international reputation as one of America’s favorite locations for traditional afternoon tea. Bruce and Shelley Richardson chronicled the early stage of their life in tea through three books and eventually launched a tea importing and wholesale packaging company – Elmwood Inn Fine Teas.

The tearoom closed on July 31, 2004, to allow the family business to focus on expanding its wholesale tea business. Their retail store is located at 135 N 2nd Street in Danville, Kentucky, where Elmwood Inn Fine Teas imports, blends, and hand packages teas for retailers, gourmet grocers, restaurants, tea bars, coffee bars, hotels, and museums across North America.

Upon entering the shop, visitors are immediately greeted by the warm and inviting atmosphere and the sweet aroma of fresh herbal tea blends. The walls are adorned with unique teacups, teapots, infusers, and an entire wall of 140 various loose-leaf, ceremonial, and bagged teas.

There is a sense of passion and pride when talking with husband-and-wife owners Ben and Megan Richardson about the tea experience who were married at the original Elmwood Inn. Ben says, “We are excited to continue to educate folks on the health benefits and the science behind the creation of tea blends.”

We are thankful for knowledgeable partners like Ben and Megan, who provide an extensive collection of unique teas, ranging from classic black teas to flavorful herbal blends. Their knowledgeable staff can always offer recommendations and answer customers’ questions. You can find a variety of Elmwood Inn teas at Kentucky Soaps & Such, such as Cup of Serenity, Kentucky Blend, and Bourbon Black Tea.