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Each box includes two (2) of each of the following selections: Vanilla White Tea, Rose Earl Grey, Citrus Ginger, Sweet Peppermint.
Our Classic Wood Boxes are composed of high quality paulownia wood that feature a luxe sliding top for easy access to your favorite individually wrapped Tea Drops. These boxes are a perfect gift option too.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Innovative, Simple, Delicious
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
Growing up in a tea enriched household (my mom is Chinese and dad is Sri Lankan) tea has been a constant in my life. I grew up sipping on a variety of loose leaf teas, and saw first-hand how a cup of tea could inspire a unique shared experience, drawing people together in honest conversation.
As I grew older and joined my first big girl job at a large tech company, I soon realized that my favorite ritual of preparing loose leaf tea at work was unrealistic. I used to have an arsenal of tea equipment at my desk from a electric kettle, to an infuser, to a timer -- all of which I rarely had the time to use. Yet it seemed that tea bags rarely rivaled the taste of loose leaf tea, and were often difficult to dispose of in the middle of meetings (to prevent over-steeping).
My own experience of craving a loose leaf tea that was convenient for a busy, on-the-go lifestyle, inspired me to create Tea Drops. After two years of experimenting with different tea blends and processes in my own apartment -- on weekends and weeknights -- Tea Drops was born.
These fun-shaped organic morsels of tea, spices, and with a hint of raw sugar make the perfect cup of tea attainable without the fuss wherever I go--at the office, while traveling, on-the-go, or relaxing at home.
It was only a matter of time until I left the corporate world with the support of my family, friends, and colleagues to launch Tea Drops. I remain overwhelmed with the amount of support and encouragement Tea Drops has received. Tea Drops has since been named one of the most innovative beverages of the year and touted as “Clever, unique, and delicious too!” by the Specialty Food Association. Our journey in this short time has been nothing short of amazing, and I am sincerely grateful that you’ve joined us!
What makes your product special?
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
I love many aspects of start-ups, but my favorite part is the people and the community that the start-up environment creates. There are several community overlays that are so important to the DNA of Tea Drops. Here are just a few:
Our Tea Drops community (or communiTEA as we like to call them) are our customers who keep us motivated with their kind words and support.
Our Tea Drops team: We are a small and nimble team that always keep the customer and tea experience at the forefront of everything we do. We work hard but enjoy so much laughter along the way.
Our Mentorship Community: We are lucky to rely on the guidance and mentorship of a lot of great leaders. It's always comforting to have partners that support your vision and help you on this road that can at times feel very uncertain.
These communities mean so much to me, and it's been the greatest joy to build and nurture these communities. They give SO much back.