Tea Is A Good Idea

An invitation to meet the proprietress of Mimi’s Teas in a candid look at the joy loose leaf tea brings to so many.

In her own words, “This has been the most satisfying season of my life.”, owner, Cheryl Burlingame

This month, Mimi’s Teas is celebrating our 8th anniversary and we wanted to do something special and share the story of Mimi’s Teas, what serving this community means to us, and honor all of you who have made a significant impact.

Special thanks to Fircrest’s own gifted storytellers Heath Hollensbe and Brandon Hendricks, who own The Meraki Agency (TheMerakiAgency.org), for helping me get this story out. They come alongside businesses and individuals and bring out stories in meaningful ways.

Serving Fircrest and the surrounding communities since 2014.

Mimi’s Loose Leaf  Tea List
(Click to view)

Updated February 2023

If you don’t see what you are looking for, please give us a call or come visit us at the shoppe in downtown Fircrest on Regents Boulevard; our small town is quaintly situated just between the City of University Place and neighborhood streets of S. Orchard and Center St. East of Union Ave.

We love to meet all of our neighbors and friends. We’re passionate about tea and helping you find one that suits your favorite flavor profile for yourself or as a gift is our mission.  Several varieties are available.  Ask any questions that you may have.


11 – 5 pm Tuesday – Friday
10 – 4 pm Saturday
Monday & Sunday we are closed

I am happy to meet by appointment, in the event
these hours don’t work for you!

I anticipate extending my hours with the warmer weather.  If you have been to the shoppe, you will recognize it is a challenge to stay functionally warm with the door wide open!!!
**Arrangements for pick up outside of these hours is still available. Please call the shoppe to arrangement pick up times.
All best to you and yours!
Cheryl (aka Mimi)


“This is the best tea shop in Pierce County. Cheryl is very knowledgeable and answers all of my questions.”
-Shon Sullivan, Tacoma, WA
Guest Blogger, Mimi’s Teas
“Mimi’s Teas has the best selection of loose leaf tea. The shoppe is SO precious, and it smells SO good in there!”
-Andrea N. Tacoma, WA