Happy International Women's Day! Today, and every day, we're celebrating the fact that Sips by is a female founded company with 90% female full time employees. Our founder and CEO, Staci Brinkman, launched Sips by in 2017 to simplify the quest to find hidden gem teas and match you with your new favorites based on your unique preferences. Staci and the TEAm packed the first 100,000 Sips by Boxes from her living room. We’ve honed our proprietary Steep Technology to continue to make a difference in the way Members explore and access great teas. If you’re not already a Member, let us show you how drinking your favorite teas can make you feel good, too. Learn more here.
We're also proud to work with over 50 women-owned tea brands. Every season, we highlight some of our favorites in our Women-Owned Tea Brands Box. $1 from every single Women-Owned Tea Brands Box sold is donated to Vital Voices, an international non-profit organization empowers and champions women leaders around the world. The women leaders Vital Voices works with are changing the world: boosting economies, safeguarding human rights and influencing policy – all working toward a gender-equal future.
Founded by Amy Stahl, Metolius is an Oregon-based retailer of organic teas. They work with farmers who further their vision for economic, environmental, and social justice. Amy began her tea journey not in British parlours or at the tea tables of Chinese tea masters, but in the forests, rivers, and deserts of Oregon’s rich and diverse landscapes. Metolius Tea was born the day she designed her Earl Grey. While Amy had been studying herbalism and honing her skills as a tea maker, she had begun to notice the conspicuous absence of a well crafted, quality earl grey. Since she couldn’t find it, she had to make it: hand-picked leaf and bud black tea, bergamot essential oil, Madagascar vanilla bean, and bright, beautiful bachelor’s buttons - all farm direct from small production farmers. They have been developing farm direct relationships and designing beautiful teas ever since.
Learn more about Metolius Tea here.
Sashee Chandran launched Tea Drops in 2015 after two years of experimentation. The company has since been named Most Innovative Beverage by the Specialty Food Association. Tea Drops are organic, pressed teas that dissolve in hot water. Think a bath bomb, but with tea. Tea Drops create 20% less waste than a tea bag. Tea Drops are made with actual tea leaves, spices, and lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar. When you buy Tea Drops, you support organic production, fair trade wages, and clean water aid.
Learn more about Tea Drops and access a special offer here.
Tonja Tallent founded Nautilus Tea Company on the idea that there is more to tea than hot water and Camellia Sinensis leaves. We believe that tea is an experience to be savored and shared. It is said that if you are cold, tea can help warm you; if you are warm, it can help cool you; if you are sad, tea can help comfort you. Nautilus Tea Company feels that it is truly a wonderful beverage and can help with all these things and more.
Nautilus Tea carries a wide range of blends and pure teas, which you can find online. If you're in the Fair Oaks area, look for them at community events and pop-ups!
Learn more about Nautilus Tea Company and access a special offer here.
SOUL MATE YERBA CO
Having been born in Argentina, SoulMaté founder Ana Goldseker grew up on yerba mate. As a nutrition counselor, she knew her clients could be helped by drinking yerba. After spending years researching what people needed, her company now hand crafts these Organic Yerba Blends in small batches, designed for different effects on the body and mind.
Yerba Mate is an infusion often centered around a social, ritualistic moment with the intent of being present in the moment and connecting people. In Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and parts of Brazil, Yerba is present in nearly every home – It is a big part of the social culture. SoulMaté's yerba blends don't contain unhealthy additives that are common in mass-market bottled yerba drinks, but rather are healthy, delicious, and naturally energizing.
Learn more about SoulMaté and access a special offer here.
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.