When you are a Spirit Tea Partner, you are afforded some of the most continuing, dedicated service in the industry. You'll enjoy 24/7 access to our Wholesale Portal: a live-updated collection of our ever-rotating selection of fresh, seasonal teas from around the globe. You'll also get exclusive information on each of our offerings, news and announcements and access to Partner-unique pricing. With Spirit, launching a new tea program is just where it starts.
Spirit was conceived with the idea that Americans are ready for the ritual of tea. We are a conglomeration of industry veterans with decades of combined experience in tea, coffee, hospitality and herbalism. We believe in a new tea American culture; one that celebrates producers and rituals over artificial additives and "get-well-quick" blends. From our home in the Near West Side of Chicago, Spirit has dedicated itself to connecting expert cultivators in countries of origin to the passionate industry professionals here who serve their handiwork. Given the culinary talent we work alongside, we are always experimenting and creating new ways of sourcing, making and enjoying tea.
To this day, most tea consumed in the United States comes cold. At Spirit, we have three different methods for simply and deliciously creating iced tea. We work with our partners from pricepoint to presentation to create the perfect iced tea program.
We work with each of our partners to craft a menu that meets their customers' desires and provides a superb quality product mix. We want to help your shop find the tea menu it desires. The teas, herbs and serving wares you offer will uniquely complement the quality product you serve.
Each of our teas has a human being behind it. Many are the carriers of traditions stretching back generations. Year round, we travel to origin to visit our producers, source new lots and learn from those behind the styles we carry in the hope that we can honor the whole story. Each of our selections come from a specific time and place optimal to the appreciation of that style. We seek out the most uncanny leaves, with the most striking characteristics in the belief that the wild can sometimes be the most enticing gateway into another world. We rotate selections seasonally to keep our Compendium fresh and compelling. Tea, like wine and coffee, is an agricultural product, inseparable from the climate, land and weather conditions that created it.