1. Swaye Tea
7326 W. GREENFIELD AVE., WEST ALLIS
Opened to improve the health of all their patrons, Swaye believes, “an apple a day” should be changed to “a cup of tea a day.” They want to educate their patrons on how they might be able to live without a dependency on pharmaceuticals with the healing power of herbs by stemming their blends off traditional Chinese herbal medicine. This Black-owned business is also bringing more diversity to the tea industry.
2. Fava Tea
5012 S. 74TH ST., GREENFIELD
As the largest loose tea specialty retail store in Wisconsin, they have over 350 rare teas. The variety means you’ll find exactly what you are looking for, and maybe a couple of other teas too.
2235 S. KINNIKINIC
Combining Indian, Ayurveda and western herbalism, Tippecanoe has a lot of knowledge in the healing power of all herbs. It’s a family business founded by herbalist Kyle Denton and his wife Serena Marinelli in 2015. They make their own herbal medicine in original and timeless blends. You can take classes to re-enter the world with a new knowledge of what specific herbs and blends can do in the name of health.
9141 W. LISBON AVE.
At HoneyBee when you take the step to improve your wellness though tea, you are considered a healer. Join the community they have constructed where you can learn about blends, herbs and more. They are partnered with over 11 local creative and healers to assist on your journey. With a new location you can stop by and make a personalized blend.
5. Herbs, Etc.
This virtual store gives you the knowledge and herbal care you have been looking for with informational videos, a blog and a section that lets you “shop by health condition.” They use Chinese and Tibetan herbs like the rhubarb root, which is used to cleanse the body. Whether it is stomach pains, allergies or you need something to help with a change in altitude, they have it.
3535 E. CUDAHY AVE., CUDAHY
This Eastern tea house is accepting tastings by appointment only and specializes in Taiwanese oolong and puer teas. Stop in if you want the tea brewed by professionals with knowledge and experience from the preparation of the herbs to the pouring of the tea.
1317 E. BRADY ST.
This little house has been around for over 20 years and in that time learned a thing or two about tea. The friendly atmosphere is a perfect place to hang out and sip on your favorite teas with some friends. Their goal is to do their part for the planet by offering ethical, organic, pesticide free and non-GMO products. They do not use artificial flavors or corn syrup, so you know whatever you are having, it is going to be good for you.
8. Outwoken Tea
4300 W. LINCOLN AVE.
Outwoken Tea is new to the Milwaukee scene. Aureal Ojeda launched her line of teas sourced from small farms around the globe in June. Each purchase allows for a tree to be planted through a partnership with One Tree Planted. Read all about the brand in our business profile.