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Abbi Siler grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in an entrepreneurial family. Her mother owned an advertising agency and always encouraged Abbi to parlay her outgoing personality into selling skills. Abbi started her career in digital advertising but became disillusioned and yearned for a change. With her family behind her, she opened a tea shop in the Hillcrest area of Little Rock where she blends her own teas from herbs and dried fruits. She employees her family members and has expanded her business to include local art and unique gifts.
According to Abbi's website, she describes herself as the owner, tea blender, and the spreadsheet weirdo.
Abbi continues about herself thusly," This little tea shop is my dream. Since my college years, I have LOVED tea - preferring it over coffee due to a sensitive stomach, and the lovely concept of taking time for tea in the afternoons.
For the past ten years, I pursued a career in digital marketing & advertising where I was very successful, but not completely fulfilled. After some significant life events in 2016 & 2017, I decided to take time off to really figure out what I wanted to do with myself and who I wanted to be.
At the end of my sabbatical, my mom challenged me to think about what I really wanted to do. She knew I had been working on a business plan for years, but always as a whimsical dream. She knew what the answer was already, and with some major nudging and big pep talks about taking risks, I did it!"(Abbi Siler, about us page).