Corgan Opening Tea Shop

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December 15, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is launching an unlikely new venture – he’s opening a tea house in his native Illinois.
The rocker spent his Thursday taste-testing different brews for his Chicago cafe and he can’t wait to officially open the shop.

In a post, he writes, “had my first meeting today to prepare for opening a tea house on the north shore here in the Chicago area. lots of teas to try!”

It’s the latest unusual venture for Corgan – he recently launched his own wrestling club in his home city.