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About Us

About TeaGschwendner

At TeaGschwendner we have a passion for excellent tea. We are global tea ambassadors, sourcing the finest teas the world has to offer. Our passion for tea began when we opened our first tea shop more than forty years ago. Our goal was simple: to bring the finest teas to a small, select group of tea connoisseurs. From those humble beginnings, TeaGschwendner has grown into a global leader in tea retail. We have invested in our tea growers and developed our own in-house laboratories to ensure that we provide only the highest quality teas. The quality of our tea speaks for itself. We have been an award winning tea company for more than fourteen consecutive years at the World Tea Championships.

From our location in the heart of the Historic Gold Coast of Chicago we have been able to share our passion with even more people. Our Chicago location has continued to impress for the past fifteen years. Our woman-owned local business was named The Best Tea Shop in Chicago by Chicago Magazine. Customers can trust they are getting the best service from an incredibly knowledgeable staff as our store is managed by a Certified Tea Sommelier. We have been trusted by Top Chefs, Local Country Clubs, Navy Pier, Art Institute of Chicago, Drake Hotel, and the Chicago/Milwaukee/Carmel Christkindlmarkets to provide the perfect tea for any occasion. 

TeaGschwendner is a leader in promoting organic tea production. Our tea producers actively encourage development of a caring and sustainable industry that generates income and improves the lives of millions of people. Our producers maintain the highest ethical standards with regard to health, education, nutrition and environmental sustainability with Fair Trade certifications. We cultivate personal relationships with our tea growers and share their commitment to improving the lives of the people who produce our tea products. Our commitment to providing you with exceptional tea is matched by our commitment to the planet and the people who grow our tea. 

We are an organization with superior knowledge of, and experience in, the tea market, with a mission to bring truly superlative teas to a growing community of tea lovers around the world and in our own neighborhood. While our company continues to grow, some things do not change. At TeaGschwendner, our Passion for Tea is at the core of everything we do.

Each shop carries a selection of more than 300 varieties including Black, Green, Oolong, White, Rooibush, Herbal and Fruit, and ranging in price from just a few cents per cup all the way up the rarest teas grown exclusively for TeaGschwendner by some of the world’s finest estates.

May we invite you for a nice warm cup of tea?