Meet Our ChocolaTEAM

Polly 
Owner

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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!

Allison
Manager

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Allison is a lightning fast barista and a super reliable TEAm member. She is a recent graduate of WMU. Her favorite drink is the All That Jazz Tea Latte! 

Jonni
Barista

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Chocolatea is her happy place. She's most known for experimenting with drink recipes and being mistaken for Polly (at a distance). Was voted "most likely to accidentally steal your coat". Her favorite drink is a strong cuppa Chocolate Orange Pu'erh tea.

Athena
Team Lead

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Athena is an English Literature Student at WMU. She loves to drink the I Never Promised You tea latte while studying to to become a teacher!

Marissa
Team Lead

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Marissa is a speech pathology major at WMU. She loves cooking, gardening, and snuggling with her dogs. Her favorite drink is the Bhakti chai!

Hawke
Barista

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Hawke is a senior at WMU currently studying Psychology and minoring in Holistic Health. On or off the clock, they can usually be found wearing a variety of earrings and talking about astrology. Their go-to-drink is always and iced Raspberry Matcha Latte!

Kayla
Barista

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Kayla is a music major at WMU. She loves hiking, baking and reading in her free time. Kayla is a self-professed Iced Chai Latte addict.

Ary
Barista

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Ary loves to travel and enjoy finding new adventures everywhere she goes. She always loves meeting new people!

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Caitlin
Owner of MI Boba

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Caitlin has been with ChocolaTea since the beginning! She is a huge tea advocate and dessert addict. She recently opened MI Boba. Check out their website @ https://www.mi-boba.com

Emma Grace
Manager

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EmmaGrace is in her second year of college, studying education. She's super sweet and wicked fast! Her favorite drink is an iced chai latte with vanilla. 

Alex
Barista

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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!

Liana
Team Lead

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Liana is working on her Social Work major at WMU. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her cat!

Sophia 
Barista

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Sophia is an Art Education major at WMU. She loves art, nature, music and fashion. All  of our teas lattes are her favorite drinks but is especially fond of Indian Summer!

Anna
Barista

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Anna loves 70's and 80's rock bands, literature, and coffee. She plays instruments and is passionate about drawing. Her favorite drinks are the Indian summer and iced white chocolate mocha. 

Moira
Barista

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Moira is a geology major with a minor in sustainability and environmental studies, and an undergraduate certification hydrogeology. Aside from school and being a barista, she loves participating and leading RSO's at WMU.

Robin

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Robin is a former elementary teacher who loves to travel (she has been to 46 states), perform and garden.  Robin's favorite drink is a Tumeric Chai Latte.

Oliver
Barista

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Oliver is a WMU student studying Psychology and Gender and Women's Studies, In their free time, they enjoy writing, creating art in a variety of mediums, and spending time with their partner, doggo, Eric, and kitten, Lasagna. 

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Future Baristas

The Grand-babies 

Emma, Parker, Elliot, Kenzie, Lyla and Mark are sure to be top notch baristas! You may see them running around the store helping their Guppy and Grandpa.