October 17, 2019

Member Spotlight: Whistling Kettle

Founders, Kevin & Meaghan Borowsky

Kevin and Meaghan Borowsky founded Whistling Kettle in Ballston Spa in 2004. Up until that point, they were only selling teas online. They searched for a year for their first storefront. They immediately fell in love with Ballston Spa and even though 24 Front Street was a larger space than they originally wanted, it worked out because last minute they decided to add a restaurant. Meaghan developed the full menu and has continued to tweak it over the years.

Since 2004, Kevin and Meaghan have expanded and added locations in Troy and most recently, 138 Jay Street in Schenectady. They’re known for their vast selections of tea and build your own afternoon tea. No soda or fryers here! They also offer teaware, gifts and collections.

Whistling Kettle has won best tea shop multiple times in a row, along with best lunch spot. They enjoy living and working in the Capital Region because of the easy access to mountains, lakes, and the fact that there are so many activities and great restaurants. Says Kevin and Meaghan, “The Capital Region has all the benefits of a large city, with less stress. Quality of life is top notch.”

Whistling Kettle has utilized the energy program at the Chamber, which has helped them budget and lock in rates. They also appreciated the Chamber’s ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of their newest location in Schenectady.

To learn more about Whistling Kettle and their extensive menus, visit