Based in Chicago, IL., Tiesta Tea was founded in 2010 by childhood friends, who became hooked on loose leaf tea during a college study trip at a Czech tea-house in Prague.
After returning home, they began creating their own blends, with the help of friends who were compensated with beer and pizza.
How Tiesta Tea Share their Love of Loose Living
Becoming a tight-knit crew with a focus on crafting loose leaf tea blends using all-natural botanicals, Tiesta Tea went on to create 50 functional and flavorful teas that can now be bought in more than 6,500 specialty stores and hundreds of cafes across the U.S.
This tea company has a drive motivated by a passion for inspiring the world to live loose, with an adventurous mindset and a playful approach to the enjoyment of functional tea, based on the way it makes you feel and how it helps mind, body and spirit.
Tiesta Tea’s promise to Live Loose includes inspirational values such as:
- Caring for customers and teammates
- Showing honesty and integrity – always
- Being open-minded and fostering creativity
- Taking initiative to lead when there’s a need
- Maximizing available resources
- Accountability, accuracy and reliability
Tiesta Tea’s Mission
Striving to provide understandable, affordable, and accessible loose-leaf tea for their customers.
Understandable: With a desire to take the confusion out of tea, this company created 5 functions to categorize their blends, with 10 unique flavors for each function: Energizer, Slenderizer, Eternity, Immunity and Relaxer.
Affordable: Tiesta Tea believes that everyone should have “wow-inspiring” tea every day, which means cutting overhead costs by making their tea available in local grocery stores as well as online.
Accessible: Making their teas available so that you don’t have to go out of your way to find great-tasting, quality beverages. Partnering with local cafes and grocery stores makes buying their tea as simple as shopping for milk and eggs.
Charity – Loose change
Tiesta Tea believes that everyone has loose change, whether it’s in the form of money, time or effort. Using loose change to make the world a better place is another passion for this tea company. They advise that loose change isn’t just one single charity, volunteer event or donation.
Giving back directly to the farmers who grow their botanicals through their Living Well project included travel to Jigawa in Nigeria, where they built a well to ensure clean water for the production of hibiscus, also helping in giving the villagers access to water for cooking, drinking and cleaning.
Every online purchase of their teas ensures that the loose change to the right of the decimal in your final charge goes to one of their nonprofit partners. Each year, Tiesta Tea employers venture out into the streets of Chicago to provide hot tea, clothing and food to the homeless.
These packages are called Warmth Kits and the event is known as Spread the Warmth. With the help of other volunteers from local businesses, this company encourages the whole community to step up and give back to those in need.
You can shop by function with Tiesta Teas, where each loose leaf tea blend is sorted, based on what the tea’s natural ingredients do for your body.
Energizer: includes black and mate teas to help with fatigue by giving a mental and physical boost.
Slenderizer: contains oolong and green teas to suppress the appetite and boost the metabolism.
Immunity: includes rooibos, fruit and herbal teas to recover/fuel the body with vitamins and nutrients.
Relaxer: blends natural ingredients with rooibos and herbal teas to relax body and mind.
Eternity: combines white, green and herbal teas with super-fruits and antioxidants to revitalize.
Royal Breakfast – Classic English Black Tea
This English style black tea blend is Non-GMO project verified and is included in the Energizer range. Smooth and malty, with a velvety finish, this robust tea has been created from mate and black teas to create a sturdy cup that will fortify and boost your body for the day.
Nutty Almond Cream – Apple Cinnamon Herbal Tea
From the Relaxer series, this blend of rooibos and herbal teas are enhanced with the addition of apple, almond, cinnamon and beetroot, creating a soothing cup for mind and body.
Great for when your sweet tooth beckons, you’ll love the taste of apple pie without the carbs, any time you need to relax.
Chocolate Ginger Turmeric – Spiced Cocoa Rooibos Tea
From the Immunity collection, this rooibos tea is mixed with ginger, cocoa shell, cinnamon and turmeric as well as vitamins and nutrients to help you recover when feeling depleted. Fuel your body when aches and pains creep in, with a cup that is smooth and sweet without being over-powering.
Tiesta Tea is a young and inspirational company, already making its mark on the world of tea, with a passion for loose leaf varieties and social responsibility. Try not to be enthused by their creative offerings, which are constantly evolving while remaining true to their initial values and goals.
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