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Small Business Saturday 2020




We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for shopping small with Sips by, and helping us get through this crazy year with a warm cuppa in hand.

Sips by is a small business made possible by you and by other small businesses. Since launching from Staci's living room just under four years ago, we've been so grateful to be able to help you discover your new favorite teas from over 150 tea brands around the world, big and small.

Looking for ways to #shopsmall today? We've put together three ways to help you support our small TEAm and the small tea brands we work with. Thanks again for shopping small with Sips by today and every day.


1. Gift Sips by

Happy Small Business Saturday! Did you know that Sips by is a small business? Even in the first half of 2019, our TEAm was packing boxes out of our founder's Austin home. We moved into our first real office in May 2019, and then many of us moved out of it again to begin working from home in March 2020. Our TEAm has grown to include 17 tea lovers, all focused on bringing you teas we know you'll love, plus our own small warehouse team that lovingly packs every tea box by hand. 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. Last year, we launched our first curated themed boxes (#magicboxforever) and our online tea shop. We can't wait to continue our tea journey with you.

One easy way to support our small TEAm (and the hundreds of independent tea brands we partner with) is to get a Sips by Box gift card for the tea lover in your life. Plus, you'll get major credit as a great gift-giver, since a personalized tea subscription lasts for months at a time!



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. And now, you can shop for your favorite full-sized teas from small business brands in Sips by's online tea shop.

Just a few of our small business brand partners include: SEE ALL SMALL TEA BRANDS

3. Browse the Small Business Tea Shop

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 special Small Business Tea Brands Shop. We know you’ll taste their care and dedication in every sip.



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.