PUBLISHED: 2:35 PM on Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Women in Business: Alice & Stephanie Hadsel
Making their own way

Name: Alice & Stephanie Hadsel

Business Name: Sweet Dream Teas

How long have you been in business?

One year on March 30.

What is your business?

Tea House, Cafe, and Anime video rental. Sweet Dream offers premier bubble tea, gourmet loose leaf teas, Vietnamese and Japanese dishes, and Japanese Anime video rental. We also sell the loose leaf teas, Asian sweets like Pocky (many flavors), Anime DVDs and Manga books.

Why did you go into business?

My daughter & partner thought up this brilliant idea. We both love tea and tried this delicious iced tea drink in Seattle, called bubble tea. We also indulged in Vietnamese Pho soup and fresh garden rolls and thought Juneau would love this cuisine. A natural was to add gourmet loose leaf teas and offer the hot teas along with the first bubble tea in Juneau. My daughter is an anime fan. Frustrated with the anime rental selection in town, convinced me that a full selection of anime titles, complete series, etc, would fill a niche for anime fans. It si a joy to be able to work with my daughter and family, as my husband is our bookkeeper and youngest daughter helps at the cafe often.