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About Us

Luna Family

Albert was born and raised in Houston.  At a young age he was drawn to geography and history, which was imbued in him by his father.  He later was blessed to travel the world, living several years in Alaska, visiting much of Europe and Asia and soaking in their culinary wonders. Coffee never sat well with him, so he wandered into the world of tea.  Decades later, Albert is a passionate aficionado of the beverage and loves to share his passion of the beverage to others. He has been a public school teacher for 13 years.  During state testing, he met his wife, Casey.  They joke it is the only good thing that came out of state testing.  Together they have 5 children, ages 6-12.  Albert loves being active in his church, keeping up with European soccer, running, and reading really boring books on European history.  

Casey was raised in New Braunfels and graduated as a Unicorn.  Her body did not take a liking to coffee. Her mom always drank Earl Gray, and Casey enjoyed drinking the occasional cup with her. In college, she went on a mission trip to India and was first exposed to chai which launched her tea journey. Unlike Albert who loves the “colored teas,” she gravitates toward the herbals, aside from chai. Casey is a middle-school teacher at a high-risk school.  She is also active in her church, likes gardening (even though the plants don't like her), and running faster than Albert. 

At Gruene Tea Haus, we take pride in bringing authentic artisanal loose leaf teas to our customers. Our teas are not only delicious but also free from harmful chemicals and additives. We want to make sure that our customers get the best possible experience with every cup of tea they drink. Whether you are a tea connoisseur or just starting out, we have something for everyone. Let us be your guide to the world of Asian loose leaf teas!

For those of you not local to New Braunfels you may not be familiar with the word "Gruene" (pronounced "Green"). It is a German surname that means "green" or "verdant". It is also the name of a historic town nestled inside of New Braunfels, TX where we live.

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