Founder of McHugh tearoom & gifts
ITEI Certified Tea Blending Master
Certified Tea Master
This love affair with tea was sparked by a series of life changing events and a devotion to learning, blending and tasting teas for almost a decade. She transformed that love into the highly successful online store mchughtea.com in 2010 . In 2013 she opened her first “brick and mortar”, full service tea room in Bellaire, Texas called McHugh Tea Room and Gifts. The tea room offers over 65 organic teas from around the world as well as tea-infused foods, tea classes, Private Party Room, Afternoon Tea (“High Tea”), and full-service lunches served 6 days a week.
Prior to opening the doors to McHugh Tea Room, Kim was an Executive Senior Sales Director and public speaker in the cosmetics industry for over 20 years. Her dedication to leadership and personal growth has evoked women to “push the boundaries”. Following her cosmetics career, she represented a medical device company which focused on women’s breast health. This further sparked her interest in tea as many surgeons she met with suggested that consuming tea is one of the “best dietary habits for cancer prevention”.
Having years of experience speaking to large groups on subjects such as customer service and life balance, she now incorporates the topic of the miraculous health benefits, social aspects and the fascinating history of organic teas from around the world. Kim has spent the last few years focusing on the many uses of tea in food infusion and beauty regiments discovered by universities, hospitals and fellow tea enthusiasts. She now teaches about these unique and modern tea uses as well as their tasty, healthy, healing powers to private groups, companies, and her large following of loyal customers. She has been featured in magazines such as The Buzz, Tea in Texas, Tea Time, Modern Luxury Bride, and The Jewish Herald Voice. She has appeared on Channel 13 with Rebecca Spera and FOX 26 with Rita Garcia.
Kim has a humorous coaching style that transforms the way we think and feel about our health, our happiness and our busy lives. Her motto is… there is always a way to see your tea cup half full!