Shae said

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses - Tea Companies

I came across a thread on Reddit that gives a list of Black-owned tea companies. Almost all of these are new to me so I thought I’d share. Please add others in the comments if I’ve left someone out!

This is a long list, but I’ve done my best to try to determine which companies ship to the US, Canada, and the UK. If there’s a country I’m missing that is represented here on Steepster, post below! There’s a good chance I’ve made some errors, so please let me know if I’ve got one wrong when you try to place an order. Thanks!

Thanks to Roswell Strange and VariaTEA for their help with this list!

→ Updated July 9, 2020 (Recent updates in bold)

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Ships to Canada

Adjourn Tea House – Richmond, VA (USA)
https://www.adjournteahouse.com

Aesthete Tea – Portland, OR (USA)
https://aesthetetea.com/

Andrelle’s Natural Skin Care Beauty Teas – Metairie, LA (USA)
https://shopandrelles.com/collections/beauty-teas

Be Still Tea
https://bestilltea.com/

Bee’s Soulteez – Canada
http://beestea.ca/shop/

Brooklyn Tea – Brooklyn, NY (USA)
https://brooklyntea.com

Calabash Tea & Tonic – Washington, DC (USA)
https://www.calabashtea.com

Cup of Té – Toronto, ON (CA)
https://cupofte.com/

Divine Daughters Herbal – Brooklyn, NY (USA)
https://divinedaughtersherbal.com/

Dwell Tea Co. – Washington, DC (USA)
https://dwellteaco.com/

Earth Proof Elixirs – Florida (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthProofElixirs

Exquisite Sips by Lady J – Little Rock, AR (USA)
https://www.exquisitesipsbyladyjllc.com/

Goodnight Darling – Washington, DC (USA)
https://www.goodnightdarling.co/

Grind House Coffee and Tea Co. – Huber Heights, OH (USA)
https://www.grindhousecoffeeandteacompany.com/

Harvest Tea by The Jaron M. Legrair Studio – Akron, OH (USA)
http://jmlegrairstudio.com/goods

HealHER – Baltimore, MD (USA)
https://www.thehealher.com/

Healing Tea Blends / Drink Our HiG – Poinciana, FL (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HealingTeaBlends

Hella Tea – Oakland, CA (USA)
https://hellatea.com/

Holland & Holland – Holland, VA (USA)
https://hollandandhollandent.com

INI Sips – New Britain, CT (USA)
https://inisips.com

Jayida Ché – Atlanta, GA (USA)
https://jayidache.com/

KayTeas & Herb Co. – Lehigh Acres, FL (USA)
https://www.kayteasandherbco.com/

Ke’Miyah’s Tea– Tampa, FL (USA)
https://www.kemiyahstea.com/

Lady Rose Specialty Teas – Richmond, VA (USA)
https://ladyroseteas.com/

Leaves of Magic – Accra, Ghana / Toronto, ON (CA)
https://leavesofmagic.com/

Levitea – Wilmington, DE (USA)
https://www.leviteashop.com/

Mia’s Jasper & Gold – Durham, NC (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiasJasperAndGold

Modestine – New York, NY (USA)
https://www.modestinetea.com/

Musicalitea – Tampa Bay, FL (USA)
https://mymusicalitea.com/

New Secrets Tea – Baltimore, MD (USA)
https://newsecretstea.com/

Now and Zen Body Works – Dallas, TX (USA)
https://www.nowandzenbodyworks.com/

Paradise is Earth – Atlanta, GA (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PIEApothecary

PLENTEA – Toronto, ON (CA)
https://plentea.ca/

QNTM Leaf Tea – Austin, TX (USA)
https://qntmleaftea.co/

Queen Esther Herbal Teas
https://www.queenestherteas.com/

Rising Dawn Teas – Philadelphia, PA (USA)
https://www.risingdawnteas.com/

Serengeti Teas & Spices – New York, NY (USA)
https://serengetiteasandspices.com/

Serenity Teas – Frederick, MD (USA)
https://serenitytearoom.com/

ShakraTeas – Lakewood, OH (USA)
https://shakrateas.patternbyetsy.com/

Sista Teas – Mount Vernon, NY (USA)
https://sistateas.com/

SonWu Tea – West Hartford, CT (USA)
https://www.sonwutea.com/

Spouts – Linwood, NJ (USA)
https://www.myspouts.com/

Steep Luv – Florida (USA)
https://www.steepluv.com/

T by Daniel – Brampton, ON (CA)
https://www.tbydaniel.com/

Té Spa – Boston, MA (USA)
https://www.thetespa.com/

Tea Please – Texas (USA)
https://teapleasetea.com/

Teas with Meaning
https://www.withmeaning.org

The Tea Practitioner – Toronto, ON (CA)
https://www.theteapractitioner.com/

the healing tree of life – London, England (UK)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/thehealingtreeoflife

Tranquilo Teas – Atlanta, GA (USA)
https://www.tranquiloteas.com/

True Serenity Tea
https://www.trueserenitytea.com/

Viridian Tea Company – New Orleans, LA (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ViridianTeaCompany

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Ships to United Kingdom

Adjourn Tea House – Richmond, VA (USA)
https://www.adjournteahouse.com

Aesthete Tea – Portland, OR (USA)
https://aesthetetea.com/

Andrelle’s Natural Skin Care Beauty Teas – Metairie, LA (USA)
https://shopandrelles.com/collections/beauty-teas

Be Still Tea
https://bestilltea.com/

Bee’s Soulteez – Canada
http://beestea.ca/shop/

Divine Daughters Herbal – Brooklyn, NY (USA)
https://divinedaughtersherbal.com/

Dwell Tea Co. – Washington, DC (USA)
https://dwellteaco.com/

Earth Proof Elixirs – Florida (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthProofElixirs

Exquisite Sips by Lady J – Little Rock, AR (USA)
https://www.exquisitesipsbyladyjllc.com/

Goodnight Darling – Washington, DC (USA)
https://www.goodnightdarling.co/

Grind House Coffee and Tea Co. – Huber Heights, OH (USA)
https://www.grindhousecoffeeandteacompany.com/

Harvest Tea by The Jaron M. Legrair Studio – Akron, OH (USA)
http://jmlegrairstudio.com/goods

HealHER – Baltimore, MD (USA)
https://www.thehealher.com/

Healing Tea Blends / Drink Our HiG – Poinciana, FL (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HealingTeaBlends

Hella Tea – Oakland, CA (USA)
https://hellatea.com/

Holland & Holland – Holland, VA (USA)
https://hollandandhollandent.com

Lady Rose Specialty Teas
https://ladyroseteas.com/

Leaves of Magic – Accra, Ghana / Toronto, ON (CA)
https://leavesofmagic.com/

Levitea – Wilmington, DE (USA)
https://www.leviteashop.com/

Mia’s Jasper & Gold – Durham, NC (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiasJasperAndGold

Musicalitea – Tampa Bay, FL (USA)
https://mymusicalitea.com/

New Secrets Tea – Baltimore, MD (USA)
https://newsecretstea.com/

Now and Zen Body Works – Dallas, TX (USA)
https://www.nowandzenbodyworks.com/

Paradise is Earth – Atlanta, GA (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PIEApothecary

Queen Esther Herbal Teas
https://www.queenestherteas.com/

Rising Dawn Teas – Philadelphia, PA (USA)
https://www.risingdawnteas.com/

Serengeti Teas & Spices – New York, NY (USA)
https://serengetiteasandspices.com/

Serenity Teas – Frederick, MD (USA)
https://serenitytearoom.com/

ShakraTeas – Lakewood, OH (USA)
https://shakrateas.patternbyetsy.com/

Sista Teas – Mount Vernon, NY (USA)
https://sistateas.com/

SonWu Tea – West Hartford, CT (USA)
https://www.sonwutea.com/

Steep Luv – Florida (USA)
https://www.steepluv.com/

T by Daniel – Brampton, ON (CA)
https://www.tbydaniel.com/

Té Spa – Boston, MA (USA)
https://www.thetespa.com/

Tea Please – Texas (USA)
https://teapleasetea.com/

Teas with Meaning
https://www.withmeaning.org

the healing tree of life – London, England (UK)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/thehealingtreeoflife

The Roaming Botanica – Saginaw, MI (USA)
https://theroamingbotanica.com/

Tranquilo Teas – Atlanta, GA (USA)
https://www.tranquiloteas.com/

True Serenity Tea
https://www.trueserenitytea.com/

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Ships to United States

Adjourn Tea House – Richmond, VA (USA)
https://www.adjournteahouse.com

Adornleaf Tea Co. – Baton Rouge, LA (USA)
https://www.adornleaftea.com/

Aesthete Tea – Portland, OR (USA)
https://aesthetetea.com/

Alexandra Winbush
https://www.alexandrawinbush.com/

Andrelle’s Natural Skin Care Beauty Teas – Metairie, LA (USA)
https://shopandrelles.com/collections/beauty-teas

Ashleigh Tea Company – Dallas, TX (USA)
https://ashleightea.com/
(Opening Soon)

Bea’s Wellness Teas – Missouri City, TX (USA)
https://beaswellnessteas.com/

Be Still Tea
https://bestilltea.com/

Bee’s Soulteez – Canada
http://beestea.ca/shop/

Black Momma Teas – Long Island, NY (USA)
https://www.blackmommateas.com/

BLK & Bold – Des Moines, IA (USA)
https://blkandbold.com/

Brooklyn Tea – Brooklyn, NY (USA)
https://brooklyntea.com

Calabash Tea & Tonic – Washington, DC (USA)
https://www.calabashtea.com

Classy Hippie Tea Company – Sacramento, CA (USA)
https://www.classyhippieteaco.com/

Cup of Té – Toronto, ON (CA)
https://cupofte.com/

Cuples Tea House – Baltimore, MD (USA)
https://cuplesteahouse.com/

Deeply Rooted Teas
https://www.deeplyrootedteas.com/

Divine Daughters Herbal – Brooklyn, NY (USA)
https://divinedaughtersherbal.com/

Dwell Tea Co. – Washington, DC (USA)
https://dwellteaco.com/

Earth Proof Elixirs – Florida (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthProofElixirs

Exquisite Sips by Lady J – Little Rock, AR (USA)
https://www.exquisitesipsbyladyjllc.com/

Golden Flourish – New York, NY (USA)
https://www.goldenflourish.co/

Goodnight Darling – Washington, DC (USA)
https://www.goodnightdarling.co/

Good Thoughts Tea Co. – Chicago, IL (USA)
https://www.goodthoughtsteaco.com/

Grind House Coffee and Tea Co. – Huber Heights, OH (USA)
https://www.grindhousecoffeeandteacompany.com/

Hands of Sage – Hiram, GA (USA)
https://handsofsage.bigcartel.com/

Harlem Roots – Harlem, NY (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HarlemRoots

Harvest Tea by The Jaron M. Legrair Studio – Akron, OH (USA)
http://jmlegrairstudio.com/goods

HealHER – Baltimore, MD (USA)
https://www.thehealher.com/

Healing Tea Blends / Drink Our HiG – Poinciana, FL (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HealingTeaBlends

Hella Tea – Oakland, CA (USA)
https://hellatea.com/

Heritage Tea & Beverage – St. Paul, MN (USA)
https://www.heritageteabeverages.com/

Holland & Holland – Holland, VA (USA)
https://hollandandhollandent.com

INI Sips – New Britain, CT (USA)
https://inisips.com

Ivy’s Tea Co. – Maryland (USA)
https://www.ivystea.com

Jayida Ché – Atlanta, GA (USA)
https://jayidache.com/

Jeddah’s Tea – Durham, NC (USA)
https://www.jeddahstearoom.com/

Just Add Honey – Atlanta, GA (USA)
https://justaddhoney.net

KayTeas & Herb Co. – Lehigh Acres, FL (USA)
https://www.kayteasandherbco.com/

Ke’Miyah’s Tea– Tampa, FL (USA)
https://www.kemiyahstea.com/

KeWi Teas – Virginia (USA)
https://www.kewiteas.com/

KimBees – Greensboro, NC (USA)
http://www.kimbees.com/

Lady Rose Specialty Teas
https://ladyroseteas.com/

Leaves of Magic – Accra, Ghana / Toronto, ON (CA)
https://leavesofmagic.com/

Levitea – Wilmington, DE (USA)
https://www.leviteashop.com/

Little Urban Tea Co. – Virginia Beach, VA (USA)
https://www.littleurbantea.com/

Love That Spice – Highland Park, IL (USA)
https://www.lovethatspice.com/

MaraBette Teas – Greenville, SC (USA)
https://marabetteteas.com/marabette-teas

Marché & Café Rue Dix – Brooklyn, NY (USA)
https://marche-rue-dix.myshopify.com/collections/tea-coffee
https://www.caferuedix.com/shop

Mia’s Jasper & Gold – Durham, NC (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiasJasperAndGold

Mingles Tea Bar – Inglewood, CA (USA)
https://minglesteabar.com/
Currently experiencing issues with PayPal
Call (424) 704-2777 to place an order

Modestine – New York, NY (USA)
https://www.modestinetea.com/

Musicalitea – Tampa Bay, FL (USA)
https://mymusicalitea.com/

My Cup of Tea – Memphis, TN (USA)
https://www.shopmycupoftea.com/

New Secrets Tea – Baltimore, MD (USA)
https://newsecretstea.com/

Now and Zen Body Works – Dallas, TX (USA)
https://www.nowandzenbodyworks.com/

Orange Street Storehouse
https://www.orangestreetstorehouse.com/

Oya Tea – Philadelphia, PA (USA)
https://www.oyateas.com/

Paradise is Earth – Atlanta, GA (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PIEApothecary

Patricia Ann Botanicals – Oak Forest, IL (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/patriciaannbotanical/

PLENTEA – Toronto, ON (CA)
https://plentea.ca/

Primordial Womanhood – Seattle, WA (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrimordialWomanhood

QNTM Leaf Tea – Austin, TX (USA)
https://qntmleaftea.co/

Queen Esther Herbal Teas
https://www.queenestherteas.com/

Rising Dawn Teas – Philadelphia, PA (USA)
https://www.risingdawnteas.com/

Roots Holistic – Richmond, VA (USA)
https://www.rootsrva.com/

Sacred Vibes Apothecary – Brooklyn, NY (USA)
http://www.sacredvibeshealing.com/

Serengeti Teas & Spices – New York, NY (USA)
https://serengetiteasandspices.com/

Serenity Teas – Frederick, MD (USA)
https://serenitytearoom.com/

ShakraTeas – Lakewood, OH (USA)
https://shakrateas.patternbyetsy.com/

Shantea Thyme – Buford, GA (USA)
https://shanteathyme.com/

Sip Tea Shop – Charlotte, NC (USA)
https://www.thesipteashop.com/

Sips Tea Co – USA
https://sipsteaco.com/

Sista Teas – Mount Vernon, NY (USA)
https://sistateas.com/

SonWu Tea – West Hartford, CT (USA)
https://www.sonwutea.com/

Spouts – Linwood, NJ (USA)
https://www.myspouts.com/

Steep & Sip – Phoenix, AZ (USA)
https://www.steepandsipteas.com/

Steep Luv – Florida (USA)
https://www.steepluv.com/

T by Daniel – Brampton, ON (CA)
https://www.tbydaniel.com/

Taylor Made Holistic – California (USA)
https://taylormadeholistic.com

Té Spa – Boston, MA (USA)
https://www.thetespa.com/

Tea Please – Texas (USA)
https://teapleasetea.com/

Tea’s Me Café Indy – Indianapolis, IN (USA)
https://www.teasmeindy.com/

Tea Tea and Company – Nashville, TN (USA)
https://teateaandcompany.com/

Teas with Meaning – Oakland, CA (USA)
https://www.withmeaning.org

Teatopia – Saint Louis, MO (USA)
https://www.teatopiastl.com/

The Best You – Winston-Salem, NC (USA)
https://www.joyselectricliving.com/

The Black Leaf – Providence, RI (USA)
https://www.theblackleaftea.com/

The Body Farmacy – Richmond, VA (USA)
https://thebodyfarmacy.com/

the healing tree of life – London, England (UK)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/thehealingtreeoflife

The Modern Tea Room – Lancaster, CA (USA)
https://www.themoderntearoom.com/

The Roaming Botanica – Saginaw, MI (USA)
https://theroamingbotanica.com/

The Steeped Leaf Shop – San Antonio, TX (USA)
https://thesteepedleaf.shop/

TranquiliTea House – Atlanta, GA (USA)
https://tranquiliteahouse.com/
Now Open!

Tranquilo Teas – Atlanta, GA (USA)
https://www.tranquiloteas.com/

Transcending Tea – Atlanta, GA (USA)
https://www.transcendingtea.com/

True Serenity Tea – Boston, MA (USA)
https://www.trueserenitytea.com/

Vibes Lifestyle – Palm Beach, FL (USA)
https://www.vibeslifestyle.com/

Viridian Tea Company – New Orleans, LA (USA)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ViridianTeaCompany

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Local Only

Arnold’s Tea – Pittsburgh, PA (USA)
https://www.arnoldsteapittsburgh.com/

Black Swan Espresso – Newark, NJ (USA)
https://www.bse.coffee/

Doshi House – Houston, TX (USA)
https://www.doshihouse.com/

Kathleen’s Tea Room – Peekskill, NY (USA)
(Online Store Coming Soon)
http://www.kathleenstroom.com/

Serenitea Cafe – Oak Park, IL (USA)
http://www.sereniteaoakpark.com/

TeeLee’s Tea Co. – Denver, CO (USA)
https://www.tealeesdenver.com/

The Northern Tea House – Juneau, AK (USA)
https://www.instagram.com/northernteahouse/

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Sources:
https://www.reddit.com/r/tea/comments/gwz5xz/black_owned_tea/

https://nymag.com/strategist/article/black-owned-businesses-support-shop.html

https://oldworldnew.us/black-owned-organic-loose-leaf-tea-brands/

https://shoppeblack.us/2020/05/black-owned-tea-brands-you-can-purchase-online/

26 Replies

Thank you for this! I was looking for a list this morning and couldn’t find one.

Shae said

I was excited to find it too!

Posting on @VariaTea’s behalf because she’s having DB issues:

She just wanted to thank you for compiling this list! She’s looking for the IG accounts for the companies to share on Instagram, and will be sharing them on her account (I will as well). She also wanted to know if you have an IG account she could link to, to give credit for sharing the list?

Thanks! :)

Shae said

Oh that’s a great idea! I’ll do the same. I do have an account but there’s no need to credit me. I pulled the names from Reddit so I didn’t do much compiling. If you want to see pics of my cats though, here’s my Insta. :)

https://www.instagram.com/spharo00/

AJRimmer said

I promptly went to check out the cats. What a lovely collection of kitties!

Shae said

Thank you! We have a few. :)

VariaTEA found several others!

Kim Bees (USA) – @kimbeestea
Orange Street Storehouse (USA) – @orangestreetstorehouse74
Spouts (USA) – @spouts_
Sista Teas (USA) – @sistateas
Queen Esther Herbal Teas – @queen_esther_teas
Bee’s Soulteez (Canadian) – @pompeyguyanese
The Black Leaf – @theblackleafpvd
KayTeas & Herb Co (USA) – @kay.teas

I’m also compiling them on my instagram account as well:
https://www.instagram.com/ros_strange/

Shae said

This is wonderful – thank you both! I’ll add to the list above.

Also, I’m going through each company on the list and I’m not sure that Oriarm is a Black-owned business. When I go to website I can’t find anything about the owners and the company itself asked to be added to the Reddit feed so it wasn’t a suggestion from another user. I’ll remove it for now, but if I find more info suggesting it needs to be on the list I’ll add it back.

EDIT – And good idea adding the countries. I’ll go back and do that for the rest. Or maybe put who they’ll ship to.

Dustin said

This is great! I’ve been following Hella Tea for a while now on IG, but haven’t made a purchase yet.

Leafhopper said

This is a great list! I’m posting the Canadian companies in the Canadian Steepster thread I started a while ago.

Shae said

That sounds great! Thank you! Let me know if I missed one or if they don’t actually ship to Canada and I’ll update my list. Some websites were clear about shipping, but some took a little digging and even then I wasn’t 100% sure.

Nattie said

Thanks so much for doing this, and for including which of them ship to the UK! I’m on a no-buy at the moment but I’ve saved the thread for as soon as I’m buying again. <3

Shae said

I hope I got them right! I plugged in a UK address in the shipping section to see if it would work so who knows if that actually worked. :) VariaTEA and Roswell Strange found so many of these on Instagram!

Nattie said

Thank you for going to that effort! That is certainly above and beyond. (:

FYI – I added another ten or so to my instagram list this morning.

Shae said

Thank you so much! I’ll add them to the list and to my Instagram as well.

Nattie said

Also – I am in love with the Bee’s Soulteez branding

Shae said

I love the artwork of the women having tea too. And did you see they have a superstitions page? That’s so fun!

Nattie said

Yeah I watched that go round a few times! And the superstition page too -so cool! They’re top of my list at the moment, can’t wait to place an order from them (:

Leafhopper said

@Shae, I included only the companies with Canadian addresses, so shipping shouldn’t be a problem. I wish I’d heard of Bee’s Soulteez when I was looking for teas without caffeine earlier this year! It’s hard to find a decaf chai blend without licorice, and it looks like they have one.

Shae said

Oh yeah, you did say Canadian companies. Of course those would ship to Canada, lol. :)

Shae said

Just added several more to the list!

gmathis said

Thanks for posting—lots of interesting browsing ahead!

Shae said

Yes, there are so many to choose from!

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