Art is what Carolyn Johnson does. Her stepfather was a painter. She studied fashion design in San Francisco and worked at a local graphic design firm. So, it's no surprise that she imbued her online tea shop, Indie Tea, with that same sense of creativity.
She spices up traditional blends with choice ingredients to give her teas a distinct taste and she designs her own labels. Johnson said the business, which opened in 2009, gives her another creative outlet.
"I try to bring creativity to the whole process of tea," said Johnson, 44, who moved to the southwest valley in 1990 from the Bay Area. "I want to make it accessible and fun."
Although she's "always loved tea," Johnson said she didn't know anything about its brewing until three years ago. As she walked through the mall one day with her daughter, Rachael, she said the idea of a tea shop struck her.
"I wanted to do something on my own," she said.
Source: Las Vegas Sun