People all over the world, for thousands of years, have been drinking tea. With several studies touting tea's various health benefits like reduced inflammation, immune system boosts, and the ability to help ward off heart disease and cancers, it's for good reason.
While not all teas are created equal, there's plenty of evidence that routinely drinking tea can improve your overall wellness.
You may not always be able to make it to your local cafe but these ten amazing black-owned tea brands will help you make sure you're getting herbal goodness at home.
Teaspressa, a leading gourmet beverage company, is the only producer of a tea and coffee hybrid. They use a proprietary brewing process to brew their unique blends and tea profiles, ensuring each embodies the rituals and characteristics of that morning cup of joe that you love with all-natural, quality, loose-leaf tea. They also offer other beverage products including easy-to-make cocktail kits.
Teaspressa's Capetown Rooibos tea is available on Breedlove Market, a black-owned marketplace exclusively selling products from black-owned brands.
Aesthete Tea is an herbal blend and loose-leaf tea brand based out of Portland, Oregon. They maintain a strong commitment to their farmers and source only the highest quality ingredients from collectives and individuals that share the same quality and ethics. All proprietary tea blends are made by Folk Healer and Herbalist, and Aesthete Tea's founder's mother, Maggie Cassidy.
Several blends are available on Breedlove Market, like La Vie en Rose Herbal Blend containing rose petals, caraway, and fennel to support stress relief, digestion, and healthy skin.
Adjourn Tea House
Adjourn Tea House emphasizes sustainability and superior quality. All ingredients for Adjourn's artisanal, hand-blended teas, are sourced sustainably from around the world. Their teas are crafted by helping you create rituals that let you adjourn from the worries and stresses of your regular days in mind.
Brew yourself a cup of Adjourn's Lady Lady tea blend, an earl grey blend with a twist of bergamot, lavender, rose petal, and gold mica powder.
The Black Leaf Tea & Culture Shop
The Black Leaf Tea & Culture Shop seeks to design tea blends as unique as the people drinking them. Whether you're looking for a new tea blend to add a little spice to your return or something to help you relax in the evening, The Black Leaf Tea & Culture Shop has you covered.
While also brewing delicious tea blends, The Black Leaf Tea & Culture Shop also works to curate conversations and spaces for Young Black Professionals and hosts Tea Talks.
Make yourself a steaming mug of Chai-Town, cleverly named after Chicago, this chai blend has notes of chocolate and black pepper. 20% of each purchase goes to My Block, My Hood, My City.
Founded by Gladstone St. Auburne Etienne, master herbalist, and tea connoisseur, ZABICOLife's mission is to help people enjoy organic herbal tisanes and remedies, assisting the body in healing itself.
ZABICOLife offers a lesser-known twist on traditional tea blends, known as tisanes, a water-based infusion of herbs, spices, or flowers. ZABICOLife hand selects organic ingredients like leaves, flowers, and fruits to make each blend unique.
Get your body in fighting shape before your next inevitable cold with ZABICOLife's Body Defense tisane, filled with antioxidants like echinacea, elderberries, and, hibiscus to support a healthy immune response.
Angry Black Tea
If black tea is your preferred sort of tea, then you'll want to check out Angry Black Tea. Exclusively brewing custom and unique loose-leaf black tea herbal blends you're sure to find the perfect blend to help with that coffee addiction you've developed. Jonathan Hall founded Angry Black Tea and is committed to helping grow underserved communities, individuals, and businesses.
We recommend replacing your morning cup of coffee with Angry Black Tea's Cacao Smoke blend, containing hints of smokiness from aged cocoa beans.
Steep and Sip
Warm temperatures are around the corner and Steep and Sip has the perfect solution for those hot summer days: a robust iced tea collection. Try out a variety of flavors to add a delicious new twist with blends like Everything's Peachy to Hibiscus available. Each collection contains 30 servings of tea.
Tropical Baecation is the perfect tea to bring poolside this summer with notes of orange, lemon, mango, and passionfruit.
Ivy's Tea Co.
Ivy's Tea Co. is a hip-hop-inspired holistic health brand whose offerings range from herbal tea blends, herb-infused sweeteners, and the dopest tea-related merch in the game. Whether you need a cup of tea to boost your immune system or calm you down before bed, Ivy's Tea Co. has got you covered.
If you're looking to enhance your tea drinking rituals we suggest checking out Ivy's Tea Co.'s #TrapTea spoon sets, sure to give an extra boost of serotonin.
Just Be Tea Co.
Founded by three friends who noticed a lack of availability of black-owned wellness spaces, they created Just Be Tea Co. A small business creating organic loose-leaf teas and providing a space for honest conversations and community. They hold local and online events where everyone is encouraged to Just Be who they are.
We couldn't just pick one so we recommend trying Just Be's Tea Sample Kit which includes seven different types of blends!
You won't find Brooklyn Tea's herbal, loose-leaf tea blends anywhere else. They've got unique blends like Belgian Chocolate Rooibos to Lapsang Souchon. Brooklyn Tea also partners with Tehuti Ma'at to provide compost for a local Brooklyn community garden.
Their cleverly named Well-kanda blend is a must-order, made with beautiful butterfly pea flowers and lemongrass, it'll have you feeling like you're in Wakanda.