Polly is our fearless leader! A former nurse, she has owned ChocolaTea for more than 10 years and also owns The Pantry on Tap. Polly is a proud mom and grandmother who loves a great cuppa tea!
Caitlin has been with ChocolaTea since the beginning! She is a huge tea advocate and dessert addict. She has two little boys who love to run around the store. Caitlin is a recent WMU graduate and her favorite tea is hot Kukicha!
Jessica knows American Sign Language, goes to school KVCC, and loves trying out new hair colors! Her favorite drink is an Avocado Boba Tea!
Barista/Social Media Marketer
Juliana is our marketing guru and a CMU graduate. Her favorite drink is a mix of Bangkok and Peachy Keen green teas, iced, with peach poppers!
Kelsey is a film and theater student at WMU and she has a cat named Phoebe. Her favorite drink is a Thai iced tea with tapioca pearls.
Athena can usually be found with a matcha frappe in hand, but when she's not at ChocolaTea she's off studying away for her English degree while jamming out to some Fleetwood Mac!
Emma, Parker, Elliot, and Kenzie are sure to be top notch baristas! You may see them running around the store helping their Guppy and Grandpa.
Barista / Dessert Expert
Deanna is a proud mother of two! She loves beaches and making keto desserts. Her favorite drink is a Cherry Cheesecake Tea Latte!
Allison is a lightning fast barista and super reliable TEAm member. She is currently attending college classes and her favorite drink is the All That Jazz Tea Latte!
Rena is a chemistry major at Kalamazoo College. She's an impulse shopper and the proud mother of a Prius! Her favorite drink Lung Ching tea and she desperately misses honey poppers!
Mars is an incredible TEAm member, a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College, and absolutely loves California Chai black tea!
Jonni loves to paint, is an avid book collector, and loves vegan foods! She is currently studying linguistics and her favorite drink is a Spicy Chai soda with peach poppers.
Alex is a writer, latte lover, and cat owner. They are pursuing an English degree at WMU and their go-to drink is a dirty chai latte!
Erin is a pre-law student at Kalamazoo College studying Political Science! Her favorite drink is a Spicy Iced Chai Latte with coconut milk.