Sips by is all about helping our members discover new teas they'll love. We want to share the amazing work of Black-owned tea brands. We have compiled them here as a resource in case you're looking to support more Black-owned brands.
Aesthete Tea is a Womxn, QPOC owned organic loose leaf tea and herbal blend brand, based in Portland, Oregon. Founded by Briana Thornton in 2017, Aesthete Tea maintains a strong mission to know their farmers and source from individuals and collectives that share the same values in quality, ethics and health. Unique to Aesthete, the brand’s proprietary tea and herbal blends are created by Herbalist, Maggie Cassidy, who happens to be the Founder’s mother.
Aesthete tea is a current brand partner of Sips by, and we couldn't adore their mission or their teas more.
Shop Aesthete Tea here.
Tranquilo Teas started on Sunday afternoon with founder Diana's grandma and her beautiful tea cups. They sat around the table in the late afternoons talking about everything and everyone all in the name of love and peace.
Throughout their travels, they witnessed different cultures experiencing tea the same way they did on Sunday afternoons. They hope to bring the world's finest teas to your doorstep, you too will experience with each sip love and peace. So breathe and tranquilo (relax).
Learn more about Tranquilo Teas and their Creamy Orange Lapacho here.
Modestine values the expansive, generative power of aligned feminine energy and the life-changing magic of big vision with the belief that there is enough success and magic to go around. They are sincere and truthful in their expressions and intentions and honor the truth of everyone around them - from the hard and heavy to the radiantly joyful.
Modestine comes to you through generations of Master Tea Crafters. Their blends are created using sacred healing knowledge from ancestors who understood the connection between earth and its inhabitants.
Learn more about Modestine and their Caramel Comfort Tea here.
Founder Alexis Jones is a jill-of-all-trades with a background in culinary arts. Her love for food was inspired by her grandmother whom would cook every night for their family, and her father whom tended their garden and made cooking fun with his at home cooking competitions.
Art and giving back to the community are qualities that have been instilled in Alexis at a young age. These values have always emerged in her work outside of tending to her own garden and developing products for TéSpa.
The premise of TheTéSpa has always remained the same even when it was merely just a garden of leafy green herbs: "Give and create beauty, be healthy and kind."
Shop The TéSpea here.
Founder Aquinas Early believes in the natural health and healing properties of tea.
The Deeply Rooted Teas brand is deeply rooted in culture, community and promoting the awesome health benefits tea has to offer.
MARABETTE & CO
Founder Marla Lacey started MaraBette & Co Tea & Hospitality in 2016 with the belief there is no truer and more symbolic act of hospitality than taking or sharing tea with someone. Each of their tea names reflects the joy of family, friends, home, or gathering and invites you to open your heart and share in a cup.
Oya Tea Co. believes in premium herbs and teas that can enhance your quality of life. From increasing peace of mind to decreasing muscular aches and pains, our unique blends were formulated for calming life's storms. Oya brings a taste of the Africa with teas sourced from Kenya and Malawi, and they incorporate ingredients from the African Diaspora.
ADORNLEAF TEA CO.
Adornleaf Tea Co. has got your back with great-tasting blends that are thoughtfully crafted with loving intention. These teas are naturally full of antioxidants, vitamins, and healing compounds that have been healing humans across cultures for centuries.
JAYIDA CHE HERBAL TEA SPOT
Aleathia and Mariyah are the aunty-niece duo behind Jayida Ché Herbal Tea Spot. Jayida Ché, which means good tea, began with love, care, and passion. In each organic and fair trade loose leaf tea they blend, they invite drinkers into their communi-tea and family.
Sisters and tea lovers Kristina and Erin's started Kewiteas with a vision to share their love for tea, and passion for holistic wellness. After growing up in a home where there was always tea around, they took that tradition and now create their own specialty loose leaf teas.
Tea Please is a dessert-flavored loose leaf tea company. It is perfect for those watching their sugar intake, but still wanting to satisfy their sweet tooth. Crafted with your taste buds in mind; Tea Please is for the tea connoisseur, the new tea drinker and those who just want a sip of the good stuff. Go on ahead, treat yourself.
JUST ADD HONEY
Just Add Honey tea is a sophisticated twist on a Southern tea tradition. It was created by a tea lover who wanted to enjoy tea and knew that there was more out there. Their ingredients are all natural, pure, and easily recognized. Nothing is changed or altered. Their mission is to bring thoughtfully blended teas to your doorstep.
ANDRELLE'S NATURAL SKIN CARE
Andrelle's Natural Skin Care is a brand handcrafted by a Clinical Herbalist. They also have their own special line of beauty teas to compliment their skin care products!
Shantea Thyme was founded in 2017 and specializes in high-quality and all-natural teas from different parts of the world. Their specialty loose leaf blends are all natural, all the thyme.
KAY TEAS AND HERB CO.
Kay Teas & Herb Co is a family-owned company based in Lehigh Acres, Florida. Founder Katie Black started the company in June of 2019 with the strong believe that people should have holistic health options. Their mission remains to educate, promote self care, and encourage herbal healing.
The intention behind Roots Holistic is to build community around holistic and mindful living, whether it’s through Roots Tea Blends, or through mindfulness, meditation and movement. Each of their Tea Blends are handcrafted with the intention to calm the mind, settle the body and soothe the soul.
BLACK-OWNED TEA BRANDS BOX
COMING SOON: A new, special-edition Black-Owned Tea Brands Box. All proceeds will be donated to a charity of the included brands' choice. Sign up for the waitlist now to be the first to know when this box launches.
About Sips by: We’re a female-founded and led startup that makes discovering tea fun, personalized, and affordable. The Sips by Box is the only multi-brand, personalized tea subscription box. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Based out of Austin, Texas, we are adept at savoring a hot mug even when it’s seasonally inappropriate.