After years of researching and getting ready to open a Whiskey Distillery including several trips to Ireland we shifted into opening a very unique Tea Business. We wanted to do something where we could use the knowledge we gained from that research and time and tea was the perfect fit. It was something we were already drinking several cups of a day, and we soon found out tea was the #2 consumed beverage in the world (behind water)!
I opened up my first company when I was 18 years old (a video production company) and had been searching for the next venture since I had sold that business at the age of 20. We wanted to create more of a community than a company, with a brand and message our customers could not only get behind but be a big part of.
Tea is one of the oldest drank beverages in the world. There is this stigma of this tea culture with tea and crumpets and pinkies up. We wanted nothing to do with that! Tea doesn’t have to be a boring barely flavored water that your grandmother makes you when you come over (No offense grams). We asked why can’t tea be bold and exciting? Why can’t a tea company partner with kick ass bands and individuals and completely change the idea of this 18th century tea culture? That’s what we are trying to create.
We took a lot of our branding from the Whiskey Industry. We wanted to make tea cool again. Your brand and logo can be great but the product inside needs to match that same feel. We wanted a spicy bold tea that right when you opened it up matched the look that came from the brand and canister. We put 9 all natural ingredients into the Chai with the final one being locally sourced honey to make that perfect taste of not too spicy and not too sweet. It’s a very unique cup of tea.
photo by @revivalteacompany