Tiesta Tea, a Chicago-based manufacturer of premium loose-leaf teas, has partnered with Fresh Thyme Markets to launch its ‘Tea-Osk’ kiosks in all 71 Fresh Thyme locations across 10 US states.
The Tea-Osk, which can be found in the bulk foods section of Fresh Thyme stores, offers a selection of bulk loose-leaf teas, infusers, and matcha green tea from Japan, all of which can be purchased by the ounce.
Tiesta Tea’s President and Co-Founder, Patrick Tannous, said the partnership was a natural fit due to both companies’ strong commitment to sustainability and high-quality, all-natural products.
“With the recent decline of retail stores solely focused on premium tea, we are excited to offer the Fresh Thyme shopper direct access to a premium tea experience in their own local grocery store, and to offer a great value in comparison to stand-alone tea stores.” – Patrick Tannous, Tiesta Tea’s President and Co-Founder
“Tea is the 2nd most consumed beverage in the world next to water and can be found in almost 80 percent of all U.S. households. The cold weather months in the Midwest make tea a great product to warm our guests. Our partnership with Tiesta Tea shows our commitment to both premium tea and strong partnerships with locally owned Midwest companies.” – Robert Abdee, Fresh Thyme Markets’ Category Manager