Happy Pride month! Sips by believes that love is love, and we are celebrating and showing our support with a Pride Tea Box. This box features teas by LGBTQ+ tea brands or tea brands that support the LGBTQ+ community. Let’s all sip and celebrate love in every form. $1 from the purchase of every Pride Tea Box will be donated to The Trevor Project, a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under the age of 25. Learn more here.
MINT+COCO Sips by AESTHETE TEA
Founded by Briana Thornton in 2017, Aesthete Tea & Collective is a Portland-based loose leaf tea brand, specializing in farm direct organic teas and herbal blends. They are a queer, POC womxn-owned business.
Aesthete Tea’s mission is to bring the ancient respect and knowledge of tea to the current world, through a minimalist brand that represents the modern tea drinker. We love their aesthetic and presentation, as well as the amazing taste and quality of the ingredients used in their blends! They source their herbs mainly from local Oregon farms and teas directly from small family farms, resulting in the freshest, most flavorful cup of tea.
This blend of top-quality black tea, peppermint, coconut, and cacao brews up a decadent, refreshingly satisfying cup.
Learn more about Mint+Coco and access a special offer from Aesthete Tea here.
SPRING QUEEN'S SPICED TEA Sips by DRYAD TEA
Dryad Tea is owned by Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, who identifies as Queer and Bi. As a company, they are part of the "I'll go with you" movement and wear their pins with pride at events that they do. They're actually part of their "uniform" and Rubiee refuses to have anyone work for or with her that does not support the LGBTQIA+ community and movement.
We love all the unique and delicious blends that Dryad Tea offers - all with fun names and stories behind them! They also sell tea accessories, and Rubiee has created a beautiful line of ceramic art to pair with Dryad’s blends.
Dryad Tea was created in February 2012 by Rubiee, a tea aficionado who also loves music. She handcrafts unique blends inspired by music, mythology, works of literary art and general geekery.
This green tea chai is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy! It's full of antioxidants and is amazing both hot and cold.
Learn more about Spring Queen's Spiced Tea here.
RED LATTE Sips by COPPER CUP
Copper Cup is a Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Woman of Color-owned business. Aina and Cristy are partners in everything - business and life. They support the Movement for Black Lives and the powerful change work that is happening all over the world.
Copper Cup is a Wellness Latte brand that is committed to creating healthy organic vegan drink mixes while supporting a shared economy model of supporting small organic farms and businesses. Each drink mix is blended with a specific intention of making people feel more energetic without caffeine. They are a small family-owned and operated business located in San Francisco.
Learn more about Red Latte here.
FRED TEA MERCURY: BOHEMIAN RASPBERRY Sips by THE TEABOOK
The TeaBook is a strong ally of EqualiTEA for all, and Pride month. It started when the founder of The TeaBook was little. Him and his siblings would fight over cups that had different color stripes on them. The founder's mom Linda said "Don't worry over the color of the cup, be thankful we have good stuff (clearly she meant tea) to put inside it." She passed away from ovarian cancer 9 years ago, but her wisdom lives on in their quest for social justice. One day may we see what's on the inside, and not judge people or things by its appearance or actions.
The TeaBook Is a "Zero Waste" social justice tea company, inspired by the founder's mother believing in his idea. Their mission is simple; Drink tea, do good, have fun. They are the first company in the world to develop a book for storing tea, and make collectible teas for your collection.
This tea is a melodic blend of berries and rooibos, with a touch of chamomile. A flavor so delightful it would make Freddie sing! 10% of profits from The TeaBook's website sales of this tea will be donated to Mercury Phoenix Trust Foundation.
Learn more about Fred Tea Mercury: Bohemian Raspberry 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.