About Us

Established in 2009, we are not just a Figment of your imagination, but a friendly and hospitable tea shop. We are a unique shop that sells high quality tea (a 200-plus variety of loose leaf teas), by the ounce or ready to drink; as well as tea accoutrements to help you enjoy tea any day. We have EVOO, artisan flavored Olive Oils and Aged Balsamics with a tasting station available. We also carry, garden items and a wide variety of hand crafted and one-of-a-kind gifts perfect for anyone! We invite you to come in anytime and sit with a nice cup of tea or a delicious dessert! We offer a relaxing and friendly atmosphere that you'll want to keep coming back to. Cheers!

Diane Daniels, Owner

Our leader and ruler, Diane has many years of business management, human resources management, and marketing skills. She loves the creative process of the retail environment and everything to do with tea! Her love of tea started with a pink tea set she was given when she was 4 and has grown ever since! Diane loves meeting and greeting all customers whether old or new!

Favorite Tea - Star of India

JoAn Thompson, Owner

"Hey Lady!" JoAn is the creator of truly scrumptious scones and bakes fresh flavors daily. Known as either Mama Bear or Hey Lady, she works diligently in her tiny kitchen to make all the food for our Tea Times from scratch! When not baking, JoAn can be found scurrying around the Shoppe chatting with customers and helping out in any way she can!

Favorite Tea - Hojicha


Over the last few years we have collected a few keepers. Whether be it looking for a gift, attending to one of our afternoon teas, taking a tea education class, or helping Diane and JoAn, our staff gets the job done!


Julie, our resident Zumba Instructor, has a passion for baking. She is a wonderful resource and great idea person when it comes to using our teas, olive oils, and vinegars!

Favorite- Milk Oolong


Deborah is new to our team and love merchandising. She is always called upon to reach the top shelf.

Favorite- Jasmine Gold Dragon


A Jill of all trades, Ashley joins our team as our administrator, sales and HR person.  She also keep us all smiling and our spirits super high with her outstanding energy.

Favorite- Ti Quan Yin


Karen, a charming lady, loves to consolidate all things and is Figments Olive Oil Specialist! She is Diane's Machine, always willing and able to help the business run smoothly!

Favorite Tea - Spicy Seattle Chai


Bubbly and full of energy, this girl comes ready to work!  A college student working for us part-time.

Favorite- Midnight Blue


Janice, an experienced calligrapher by trade & our shortest staff member! She loves tea and sharing her expertise with our customers!

Favorite- Caramel Cashew Cream


Hannah is a behind the scenes member working on marketing, advertising, and olive oils. She is the youngest staff member here at Figments being a senior at Albuquerque High School.

Favorite- Mid Summers Night Dream


In charge of heavy lifting and heavy dropping, Jeremy is absolutely indispensable! A jack of all trades, Jeremy has been around since the beginning.

Favorite Tea - Sencha Cherry Rose


Todd happily shares his tea advise and general knowledge on a full time basis. He is an excellent  chef! He always brings in delicious treats to share.

Favorite- Peach Raspberry Earl Grey


  K@t is often helping out making, packaging, and sharing tea with many. She also occasionally helps out behind the scenes as an excellent writer.

Favorite Tea - Cloud Catcher


Maralee enjoys playing Mah Jongg, reading with a nice cup of tea, and having lunch with friends. Her favorite downtime is playing with her 5 year old grandson.

Favorite Tea - Love Shack