IT ALL STARTED WHEN CHILDHOOD FRIENDS DISCOVERED THEIR LOVE FOR LOOSE TEA, WHILE STUDYING IN PRAGUE

Dan and Patrick stopped in a Czech tea house their first day in Prague …. Let’s just say it wouldn’t be their last.

AFTER COMING HOME, DAN AND PATRICK QUICKLY LEARNED HOW HARD IT WAS TO FIND QUALITY LOOSE TEA… WITHOUT GOING BROKE

The few tea shops that carried quality, exotic blends, seemed to charge an arm and leg just to smell their tea. This led to the aha moment,“Why don’t we just make this loose tea lifestyle accessible for everyone!?”

GOT BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS

Once Dan and Patrick kicked off their business plan, they reached out to their close buddies for help in exchange for pizza, beer, and even a slice of the pie.

OUR SCHOOLS HELPED US MAKE THIS A REALITY

TT-Culture_Page-06“Illinois Launch taught us how to be a company… they introduced us to an endless community of inspiring individuals, that truly enjoy helping people.”
– Dan Klein Co-Founder/CEO

We continually meet amazing people who challenge us and inspire us to be leaders in our community

GAINED SOME RECOGNITION ALONG THE WAY

  • World Tea Expo:
    Best New Product (Packaging) – 2011
  • Forbes: Fan’s Choice:
    25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands – 2013
  • Specialty Food Association:
    15 Under 35 – 2014
  • Inc Magazine:
    Top 35 Under 35 Finalist – 2014

THE DRIVE TO GIVE BACK HAS BEEN STRONG SINCE THE START

The greatest joy of building something has been using it to give back. Time, talents, money, tea… You name it. We believe all the success in the world wouldn’t come close to the joys of extending a helping hand, caring, and sharing new experiences with new people.

All of your Loose Change from every order on tiestatea.com (aka everything to the right of the decimal on your order total) goes back to our community. Learn how every penny counts toward creating a little change…

Our Full-Time Family, Is Up to 10 Inspiring Individuals

Meet The Teammates

We asked our team to explain the Tiesta Tea way of life, in 3 words or less. Here’s what they had to say…

WE CONTINUE LIVING LOOSE AND LOVING WHAT WE DO

Loose tea is great, but life, and the lives we touch, the emotions we feel, and the experiences we have will always be far greater. Drink Loose. Live Loose. Living Loose isn’t just about tea. It’s about community. It’s about accepting, inspiring, loving and helping each other achieve a better life. It’s about enhancing every day’s experiences and improving the world around us. Living Loose is about forgetting the small issues, amplifying what makes us happy, and surrounding ourselves with people who help us make life as great as it can be. And make a little Loose Change whenever you can.

IT ALL STARTED WHEN CHILDHOOD FRIENDS DISCOVERED THEIR LOVE FOR LOOSE TEA, WHILE STUDYING IN PRAGUE

Dan and Patrick stopped in a Czech tea house their first day in Prague …. Let’s just say it wouldn’t be their last.

AFTER COMING HOME, DAN AND PATRICK QUICKLY LEARNED HOW HARD IT WAS TO FIND QUALITY LOOSE TEA… WITHOUT GOING BROKE

The few tea shops that carried quality, exotic blends, seemed to charge an arm and leg just to smell their tea. This led to the aha moment,“Why don’t we just make this loose tea lifestyle accessible for everyone!?”

GOT BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS

Once Dan and Patrick kicked off their business plan, they reached out to their close buddies for help in exchange for pizza, beer, and even a slice of the pie.

OUR SCHOOLS HELPED US MAKE THIS A REALITY

TT-Culture_Page-06“Illinois Launch taught us how to be a company… they introduced us to an endless community of inspiring individuals, that truly enjoy helping people.”
– Dan Klein Co-Founder/CEO

We continually meet amazing people who challenge us and inspire us to be leaders in our community

GAINED SOME RECOGNITION ALONG THE WAY

  • World Tea Expo:
    Best New Product (Packaging) – 2011
  • Forbes: Fan’s Choice:
    25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands – 2013
  • Specialty Food Association:
    15 Under 35 – 2014
  • Inc Magazine:
    Top 35 Under 35 Finalist – 2014

THE DRIVE TO GIVE BACK HAS BEEN STRONG SINCE THE START

The greatest joy of building something has been using it to give back. Time, talents, money, tea… You name it. We believe all the success in the world wouldn’t come close to the joys of extending a helping hand, caring, and sharing new experiences with new people.

All of your Loose Change from every order on tiestatea.com (aka everything to the right of the decimal on your order total) goes back to our community. Learn how every penny counts toward creating a little change…

Our Full-Time Family, Is Up to 10 Inspiring Individuals

Meet The Teammates

We asked our team to explain the Tiesta Tea way of life, in 3 words or less. Here’s what they had to say…

WE CONTINUE LIVING LOOSE AND LOVING WHAT WE DO

Loose tea is great, but life, and the lives we touch, the emotions we feel, and the experiences we have, will always be far greater. Drink loose. Live loose. Living Loose isn’t just about tea. It’s about community. It’s about accepting, inspiring, loving and helping each other achieve a better life. It’s about enhancing every day’s experiences and improving the world around us. Living Loose is about forgetting the small issues, amplifying what makes us happy, and surrounding ourselves with people who help us make life as great as it can be. And make a little Loose Change whenever you can.