Small business owner, Janette Lapora, is truly a fusion blend. Born in Northern California from a French mother and Filipino father, Janette was raised drinking tea with her mother and two sisters. It wasn’t until they started exploring the different varieties of tea, the health benefits of tea and experiences they collected when visiting various tea rooms throughout California, did Janette decided to try and share her gathered knowledge of tea by opening a tea house in Gilroy California called the Jordan Tea Haven (named after her niece). Unfortunately, family circumstances caused Janette to sell her tea house and move to Houston Texas in 2005. She never lost the passion to share her knowledge and love of tea with others. “My goal is to open others to drinking tea, even if it’s one cup at a time”.
“Whatever stirs your soul, listen to that.
The rest is just noise” - Nicole Lyons