Spirit Tea is an American tea importer dedicated to preserving the integrity of tea from cultivation to preparation, infusion, and experience.Explore our Collection
We are a small team who believe in tea—that a great cup is the result of passion and strong relationships. We seek the uncommon, with a dedication to connecting producers in countries of origin, to the passionate industry professionals here who serve their work.
Our catalog consists of teas that are themselves proof of the simple, yet miraculous conditions that created them; teas that taste good and invite contemplation; teas that affirm our interconnectedness, with each other and with nature. From harvest to first sips, we are here.
Tea is still a broad subject - “a breathing encyclopedia,” as Taylor once called it.
There’s always something new to discover about it, and even with its absolute aspects, there are always new perspectives to consider. Direct to source, direct to custom, direct to customer: passion is the common denominator every step of the way. If we’re excited to share what we have, know, and learn, others will be too. We hope to inspire a new generation of tea drinkers — or reform the old ones — of appreciating tea beyond its Western reputation and misconceptions. We seek to collaborate and cooperate. In service, this attribute of our company becomes a balanced complement to our partner’s brand and aesthete. By embracing harmony, we encourage the building of a true community. There are some guidelines, best practices, and suggestions we can offer, but ultimately, tea is a personal and/or cultural ritual that is special.
Our Philosophies and Values
Besides respect to our partners and customers, Spirit Tea aims to show humility, gratitude, and uphold a commitment to environmental responsibility. We are also conscientious of different tea customs and rituals, and in being so, respecting how cultures choose to imbibe and enjoy. Tea’s Eastern roots also mean striving against orientalism and exotification while honoring tea cultures without appropriation.
Evocative of our brand name itself, our ideal imagination of tea drinking is as a ritual, one that is a call to slow down, be present, and be mindful. Drinking tea becomes a personal practice instead of a popular trend, a refuge that we are humbly privileged to immerse ourselves in.
The teas we source are unadulterated and unflavored. The leaves speak for themselves, so to say; when these unique offerings are steeped, it is not only a beverage, but an acknowledgement of arduous craftsmanship, cultural inheritance, and historical heritage. In conjunction with respect, Spirit Tea looks to introduce our partners with the whole wide wonderful world of tea without justification of compromise.
Spirit Tea was built by deep-rooted passion, enthusiasm, and a contagious affinity to learn, share, and taste beyond cliché. Due to this dedication, our infectious fervor for what we do, how we do it, and why we do it is clear.
Meet the Team
We are a small team who believe in tea — that a great cup is the result of passion and strong relationships. We seek the uncommon, with a dedication to connecting producers in countries of origin, to the passionate industry professionals here who serve their work.
CoreyFacilities Manager and Production
DJProduction and Merch Specialist
JordanCo-Founder and Director of Wholesale
KevinAsia Partnerships Manager
StacySenior Lead Designer and Illustrator
TaylorCo-Founder and Director of Education and Retail
TriciaLA Sales Lead