Erykah Badu sang, “I think I need a cup of tea, the world keeps burnin’. Oh, what a day, what a day, what a day.” Yeah — we need some tea!
Husband and wife team Jamila Wright and official Tea Sommelier Alfonso Wright founded Brooklyn Tea in 2017 for online orders. In January 2019, they opened their brick-and-mortar in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood. Their teas are loose leaf, all natural, iced, hot and in more than 50 varietals. Where else can you find vegan cookies shaped like Biggie Smalls? This fellow minority-owned business is expanding – this year they opened their Atlanta tearoom, practically across the street from Spelman and Morehouse.
They even have my favorite, moringa! Known in Africa and the Caribbean for its myriad health benefits, the Wrights explain that moringa is “packed with antioxidants, one serving contains amino acids, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin A and C.”
Benchmark printed labels that Brooklyn Tea uses to pack their loose leaf teas that you see pictured above.