Why We Started
There is an undiscovered world of loose leaf tea out there. Hundreds of small tea importers and blenders you've never heard of meticulously master their craft and produce some of the best cups of tea in the world.
They source their tea leafs and ingredients from the finest farms and produce their fresh blends in small batches to achieve the highest quality.
They compete in national and international contests, receiving top honors for their creations.
But as a consumer it's not easy to get your hands on these wonderful teas. It's only easy to get your hands on large scale producers, often sold by popular coffee franchises and grocery stores. These teas are often low-grade fannings produced in high volume batches, chemically corrected for flavor and color consistency. Tea Runners doesn't deliver that tea.
Tea Runners bring the undiscovered world of small batch loose leaf tea to your door. We receive dozens of samples every month, taste them all, and select only the best.
In short, we started Tea Runners to make high quality teas fun and easy to enjoy.
Our mission is simple: to provide our customers with the highest quality kinds of teas they like on the schedule that's right for them.
Tea Runners was founded by husband-and-wife Charlie Ritchie and Jewel Staite. We launched in the fall of 2016 and shipped our first boxes in February 2017.
Tea Runners has since grown to be one of the most popular tea subscription boxes in the world.