Locally Inspired

Local Tea Company promotes local products and services, protects local environments and celebrates local treasures. Great things start at the local level.  No surprise, our motto is “Sip Locally”.

Three times more money is injected into the local economy when people buy from local businesses instead of national chains. Local businesses put their money back into the local economy, and so their employees and vendors contribute to a cycle of support that strengthens a community, “Sip Locally”.

Our locally inspired, loose leaf teas celebrate Sarasota.  As an example, our most popular tea, Selby Select is inspired by Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, our home base from 2007 until 2016.  We have also created teas celebrating other parts of Selby Gardens, including our Island Mango Black Tea, Acerola Green Tea, Tahitian Red and Dragonfruit Green Tea.

Other locally inspired teas include Mote Beach Tea, Mable’s Rose Rooibos, Van Wezel’s Anniversa-Tea, Siesta Tea and Lido Tea.   And, we created a tea for the Edison Ford Winter Estates in Fort Meyers and are very proud of our Edison Ford Fruit Tea. We  organized the Celebrating Sarasota Collection of Teas and we are working on more clever creations of loose leaf tea blends.

Join us in practicing “Sip Locally” throughout our community.  We love Sarasota and we love sharing our community with the many visitors we meet every day. In Conclusion, we appreciate all the support we have received and will continue to work hard to contribute to our local community.