Loose leaf tea is my favorite drink, and I love to support fellow black business owners. Join me and do the same when you make purchases from these black-owned brands that sell organic loose leaf tea!
Supporting black-owned businesses is more than just a “nice” choice to make. Diversity in all fields creates a stronger economy, builds communities, and empowers business owners and their families. Black History Month inspired me to create this list of black-owned loose leaf tea brands, but I want it to serve as a resource all year long. If you’re looking for cafes and tea shops to relax and sip tea in person, Black Wallet created this list of 122 black-owned coffee shops, cafes, and tea companies. Some of the online tea shops below have physical locations, as well, so be sure to shop local with them when you are nearby!
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Black-Owned Organic Loose Leaf Tea Brands
Adjourn Tea House
I discovered Adjourn Tea House on Instagram and loved the mood they set for their audience. Their emphasis on pausing and resting with a cup of tea in hand is just my style. Owner and creator LaTonia was raised in a family of tea drinkers and developed her first idea for a tea and wellness business with the encouragement of her parents when she was only 15 years old. Adjourn Tea House is the beautiful result of that dream and hard work over the years.
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INI Sips is a veteran-, family-, and black-owned tea and coffee company that sells organic loose leaf teas. Owners Gulaid and Davina create flavorful tea and coffee blends that are an experiential treat! They also recently opened a shop in Simsbury, Connecticut that you can visit if you are in the area.
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Teas With Meaning
Teas With Meaning is a product of Oakland, CA, handcrafted by Kamilah Mitchell, an educator and tea connoisseur who is also a brain tumor and cancer survivor. The organically grown teas are great as tea, of course, but can be used in several different ways after the initial brew, as well. I love hat Kamilah employs and pays her former students and other young adults as interns to help Teas With Meaning run smoothly.
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#LiveLifeFair with Fair Trade Tea Cups
Bea’s Wellness Teas
Owner Adrienne Jones honors her grandmother Beatrice through the organic teas she makes. Teas helped her on her journey to wellness and healing, and she shares those same healing properties through her herbal blends at Bea’s Wellness Teas.
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RoyalTea Exchange sells hand blended artisan teas that are made fresh when you order them. You can create your own blend after a consultation, or you can order best selling blends with affirming names like “Majesty,” “Queen,” and “Reign Supreme.” You can even join in on the books+tea virtual book club and et some old boo recommendations!
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The Brooklyn Tea company says that they are fascinated by tea, and tea lovers everywhere can definitely relate to that. These organic and fair trade teas can be a luxurious escape and delicious part of your day. The Brooklyn Tea also has a tea room in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, NY.
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Ivy’s Tea Co.
Ivy’s Tea Co. is a hip hop inspired company with teas that are crafted by herbalist and owner, Shanae. One of her goals with Ivy’s Tea Co. is to introduce more African holistic health remedies into the holistic health industry. Her mission is why I’m so happy to create and share this post. Black men and women and the lessons that have been passed down from our ancestors have healing powers. Kudos to Shanae for sharing this through Ivy’s Tea Co.
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Just Add Honey Tea Company
The name says it all – that’s exactly what I do! I just add honey to my tea haha! Their teas contain natural and pure ingredients with flavors from around the world. You can order online and have the tea shipped to your home, of course. And if you live in or visit the Atlanta area, you can visit one or both of their 2 locations in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lady Rose Specialty Teas
Lady Rose Teas creates 100% herbal tea blends for multiple uses. You can have an entire self care day with a cup of their tea to drink, a tea rinse or mask for your hair, a yoni herbal steam blend, and herbal bath blends! When you keep it natural, the ingredients can have so many different uses like these tea blends.
Jayida Ché is an aunt and niece duo tea brand and shop. This hits so close to hike for me because it was my aunt who introduced me to drinking hot tea. I love visiting down home and having a cup of tea with her before we start our day. And I’ve passed the love right along to my son, albeit accidentally. He’s only 2, but he’s snatched up a mug or two of my tea, and now I don’t even fight him about it anymore. He chose his own tea cup and he has tea with mommy some days. You can shop all types of teas with Jadiya Ché online or grab a cup at the Jadiya Ché Tea Spot in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Dwell Tea Co.
Dwell Tea Co. focuses on more than what’s in the cup. They use the power and communal aspect of a cup of tea to bring people together. CommuniTea in a Cup events brining people together over a cup of tea. An added bonus, not only are their teas natural, but they are an eco-friendly company, as well.
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True Serenity Tea
The True Serenity Tea company provides a monthly tea subscription box full of organic teas and tea accessories. I love this concept because it means not having to go to the store to find loose leaf teas. I can’t find teas that I consistently like at a brick and mortar store anymore, I can usually only find companies that pop up at farmers markets.
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Taylor Made Holistic
Taylor Made holistic provides holistic product for a well-rounded holistic life. Not only do they create and curate organic loose leaf tea, but also a postpartum herbal sitz bath, an elderberry elixir, and an herbal hair rinse. I appreciate that the focus goes beyond a cup of tea, but it does so simply in a cup of tea.
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Hands of Sage
Hands of Sage is owner, Taeneka, is an herbalist who promotes healthy living thorough natural remedies. Her background in natural health is inspiring. The Tea Experience Gift Set is a perfect way to try a lot of what Hands of Sage has to offer. It includes teas, an infuser, herbal bath salts, flowering tea, and mug.
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Holland & Holland Teas
What started as one woman’s love of tea grew into their business of sharing tea with other for her son. They are LaShawne and Adam Holland. Their teas’ organic ingredients are imported form the places around the world where they grow best and then hand blended here in the United States. Holland & Holland Teas honors the age old tradition of drinking tea while keeping it fresh, new, and interesting.
Calabash Tea & Tonic
Sunyatta, the owner and creator of Calabash Tea & Tonic, is a 5th generation herbalist. Her family business history is one of creating healthy products for their community. She grew up the daughter of parents who owned a health food shop and juice bar in the 70s. This strong influence in her life, coupled with the influence of her Syrian-Jamaican/Cuban heritage (especially food heritage) is part of what inspired her to create her own herbal based company. Luckily for us, she specifically creates teas. She creates and sells FIVE different chai blends alone. Calabash carries over 100 different tea and coffee blends to choose from. If you’re in the DC area, you can visit one or both of the Calabash physical locations while there.
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