Written for MyCentralJersey.com on 10/18/16
Although many of us in New Jersey chug down cup after cup of coffee to get through the day, in other countries, busy people go for coffee’s much more healthful sibling — tea.
Stephen Bonsu of Hillsborough has always been one of those people.
“I became a tea drinker long ago because coffee has a negative effect on my system — I’m energetic and I crash quickly,” he said. “I was always looking for a place to go that was tea-focused, since tea people have always been subject to coffeehouses which usually only have three or four types of tea and it isn’t good quality.”
Bonsu shied away from many of the typical Victorian-style tea houses because he found them to be too formal and dated. Instead, he searched for a place that would be more modern and relaxing. He found it — by opening his own shop, Teylev Café and Lounge, at 37 W. Main St. on the corner of Division Street.