Thursday, June 11, 2020

Black-Owned Tea Businesses

We all need to support black-owned tea businesses. I often get questions on where to purchase tea, and I've created a comprehensive list of as many black-owned tea businesses as I can find. This list is based on recommendations, online lists, and word of mouth. Everything from local shops to online stores.

This post will be continually updated as I discover more places to add, so please add your favorites in the comments

Black-Owned Online Shops

Adjourn Tea House: Based in Virginia, this woman-owned shop specializes in limited edition, unique hand blended teas and accessories.

Bea's Wellness Teas: Woman-owned shop with a focus on functional herbal blends

The Black Leaf Tea And Culture Shop: Woman-owned shop with uniquely formulated tea blends.

Classy Hippie Tea Co: California based shop with many creative blends.

Dwell Tea Co: With a focus on tea and community, this DC based brand offers tea blends and accessories

Ellis Island Tea: Refreshing bottled iced tea and tisanes from heritage family recipes.

Hands of Sage: Mom-owned with a focus on wellness and herbal blends

Heal Her: Woman-owned with a focus on healing, the site offers various herbal blends.

Holland and Holland Teas: Family-owned company based in Virginia. Offering organic blends.

Hella Tea: Inspired by both tea and Hip-Hop culture this shop offers fun and creative blends.

Ivy's Tea Co.: Woman and herbalist owned shop inspired by pop culture and Hip-Hop. Focus on herbals and holistic health.

Kim Bees: Woman-owned shop with black tea blends and bottled teas.

Ke'Miyah's Tea: Woman-owned shop for relaxing blends and herbals.

Lady Rose Specialty Teas: Herbal teas for health and wellness, based in Virginia.

Little Urban Tea Co: Loose-leaf tea company from Virginia. Focus on naturally flavored blends.

Musicalitea: Veteran-owned, Fl based loose leaf and herbal tea seller.

Nirvana Tea: Woman-owned shop with loose leaf teas, blends and tisanes.

Rose Glow Tea Room: CBD infused tea blends from a certified tea sommelier and herbalist.

Samaya Herbals: Herbal teas and infused honeys from a woman-owned shop based in Maryland.

Sista Teas: Woman-owned online store for tea blends and accessories.

T By Daniel: Canadian tea company with wildly creative blends and a selection of pure teas.

True Serenity Tea: Offering monthly tea subscription boxes of loose leaf teas and herbal blends.

Taylor Made Holistic: Independent Online shop offering herbals and tea blends

The Tea Practitioner: Woman-owned shop based in Canada, a wide range of teas and tea kits available.

Teas With Meaning: California based, woman-owned shop that specializes in hand-crafted loose leaf seasonal blends and herbals.

TwenTea Company: Texas based, woman-owned shop with a large selection of teas and blends. 20% of all profits go toward raising awareness for suicide prevention and supporting organizations involved in suicide care.

Yes Darling: Woman-owned shop with a range of useful wellness tea blends. Soothing bath tea (large teabags to steep in your bath water) is also available.
Black-Owned Brick and Mortar And Online Shops

Brooklyn Tea: A well-loved shop in the community, they also offer pure teas and blends online as well as tea accessories.

Calabash Tea and Tonic: DC based shop with two locations. Offering loose leaf teas and blends with a focus on herbals.

Cuples Tea House: Maryland shop run by a husband and wife team. Focus on tea blends and tea events.

Ini Sips: Veteran and family owed shop based in Connecticut. They sell a range of sell loose leaf pure teas, blends, and herbals as well as tea accessories.

Just Add Honey: Based in Atlanta, GA. specialization in blends, holistic herbs and tea accessories.

Jayida Che: Family owned shop with tea blends and herbals, based in Georgia

Plentea: Toronto tea bar with an online tea company for unique blended teas.

Serengeti Tea and Spice Company: A community favorite tea shop on  125th street in Manhattan, and an online shop with everything from interesting blends to single-estate teas from Africa.

Serenity Tea Room: Family owned Maryland shop serving delicious food and teas. You can purchase loose leaf teas, bone china teaware, and even scones and curds in their online shop.

The Steeped Leaf Shop: Woman-owned shop offering a large selection of organic teas and teaware.

Teatopia: Missouri based shop selling pure and blended teas as well as food for pick-up.

Wellness Tea Therapy: Woman-owned shop based in Brooklyn, NY. Specializing in wellness blends and tea accessories.


  1. Hi! It looks like you may have hyperlinked the wrong link for Kim Bees :) It should go to the website

    1. my apologies! I will go in and fix it now. thank you for pointing it out!

  2. Don't forget about The TwenTea Company, based in Houston, Texas.

  3. There is also Rose Glow Tea Room, of Washington, DC. Fallon is a tea sommelier who has studied in Japan and a certified herbalist

  4. I love this! Samaya Herbals is a new Black-owned herbal tea business as well! :)

  5. Please add YesDarlingTea to this list. Owned by a black woman based in Charlotte, NC.