Michelle Brown

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Michelle Brown is the co-owner and co-founder of Teaism, a set of Washington, D.C. teahouse-restaurants operating since 1996.  Michelle has worked in the food and beverage industry for 40+ years, including with the Clyde's restaurant group and as an original founder of new-American innovator New Heights Restaurant. She has a broad range of experience opening and running restaurants, and many aspects of her life led her down the path of tea. Through Teaism, Michelle and Linda Neumann pioneered the "fast-casual" concept before the term existed and have been able to expose many to high quality loose leaf teas, often for the first time. Teaism remains a space for community and comfort, and continues to survive and evolve with integrity.