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Meet Amy Truong of Paru Tea Bar in San Diego

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Truong.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Amy. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started Paru Tea Bar in May 2017, beginning as a pop-up tea bar and expanded to offer our signature tea blends online. I am originally from the South Bay Los Angeles area and I moved up and then, back down to San Diego. I start this business because I couldn’t find as many tea options as I wanted. So, I thought if I couldn’t find it, I’d create something of my own that I would personally love and wanted to share with the Southern California community.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Starting your own business and entrepreneurship is definitely never a smooth road but if you can’t imagine yourself doing anything else, you’ll, of course, find ways to work it out! Initially figuring out basic things like where to register your business, how to get a business bank account, etc where a bit overwhelming. But then you end up figuring out and more challenges get thrown at you and you keep pushing through.

Please tell us about Paru Tea Bar.
Paru Tea Bar started off as a pop-up tea bar and now has our tea blends available online and in retail stores around San Diego, We’re known for our specialized organic and local tea blends.

We’re proud of the first pop-up tea bar in San Diego and love to continue contributing our tea to the community and non-profit organizations we believe align with our mission.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Everything has been a learning lesson and it’s difficult to think we could’ve done things differently because sometimes failures lead to successes! I don’t think we would’ve changed anything because we appreciated every experience we received through any obstacles we face.

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Paru Tea Bar, Shay Santos

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