Seasonal Features

Celebrate Small Business

Small Business tea box



1. Gift Sips by

Happy Small Business Saturday! Did you know that Sips by is a small business? Just six months ago, our TEAm was packing boxes out of our founder's Austin home. This year, we moved into our first real office. Our TEAm has grown to include 12 tea lovers, all focused on bringing you teas we know you'll love. Staci started Sips by to help tea lovers like herself navigate the often complex world of tea, helping them find the best brands and try the best teas without having to spend time and money researching and tasting countless teas.


2. Shop our small business brand partners

On this Small Business Saturday, we’re celebrating the brand partners we work with to bring you the best teas from around the world. The tea industry here in the U.S. is made up of many small tea businesses — 100+ of Sips by brand partners are small businesses! At least 50 of our partners are 100% owner operated and they’re the ones hand packing each tea that they send to us to share with you. It’s an aspect of our service we wish we could highlight more readily — Sips by is a small business that is made possible by small business. There’s so much care and passion put into each and every tea that goes into your boxes — from brands of all sizes, from our tea-m to you.

Many of our brand partners hand pack special sample sizes just for Sips by in order to get their teas into your hands. Plus, Sips by Boxes ship free within the US, which means you don’t need to pay expensive shipping costs in order to try tea from boutique brands around the world. Our goal is to reduce the leg-work that goes into a tea-curious person or tea lover discovering teas and connecting with brands they’ll love.

Our current small business brand partners include:

Want to support these brands? Log in to your member profile to shop exclusive discounts on our offers page.

3. Get our Small Business Tea Brands Box

We’re thrilled to be able to partner with brands of all sizes to help our members find exciting new teas and tastes that they might not necessarily have access to otherwise. To celebrate our small business brand partners, we’ve curated a limited-edition Small Business Tea Brands Box. We’ve chosen just a few of our small business brand partners for this collection of special teas. We know you’ll taste their care and dedication in every sip.

Looking to #shopsmall? We’re giving away a free Small Business Tea Brands Box with every purchase of a 6 or 12 month gift card today. Just use the code SMALLBIZ. Thank you for supporting Sips by and the small businesses that help us bring you the best teas.


* Available while supplies last 

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.