When a company chooses to feature a few teas instead of many they can really hone in to make those teas amazing. Wight Tea Co, located in Baltimore, features sixteen different teas, each featuring a unique personality. They have a flavor that everyone will enjoy.
Location: Baltimore, MD. Online and in their retail store.
- A favorite mug snug in your hands, a singing kettle, the aroma and colors of the leaves unfurling—making and drinking tea is a total experience. At Wight Tea Co, we honor that experience with our commitment to high quality loose leaf tea and adventurous flavor blends like Sage Rose White tea, Blueberry Basil Rooibos, and Fireside Fig. Baltimore-based and family-owned, siblings Brittany and Joey Wight have carefully sourced high-quality tea leaves from suppliers around the globe.
They call upon their expert palates and mixology experience to create unique handcrafted blends and seasonal tea drinks, now made to order at their stall in Whitehall Market.
Most popular company tea(s)?
- One of our bestsellers is Lavender Earl Gray, a ceylon black tea with lavender bergamot and cornflower petals. A new favorite is Cinnamon Walnut Yaupon, a wild-harvested dark roast yaupon from Texas, with cinnamon chips, walnuts, cloves, black peppercorn, and apples.
Does the company name have a meaning?
- It’s our last name!
Do you participate in any charities?
- We regularly contribute to local charities and are always looking to lift up other women and minority-owned small businesses. One of our longstanding partners is CreativeMornings Baltimore.
What is your (or any of your other co-workers) favorite tea?
- It’s impossible to pick just one! Our to-go tea cocktails have been a recent favorite. We have one named after Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek which uses our Sage Rose White Tea.
What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?
- The industry needs to be more transparent at all levels of the tea business. While we are working towards buying direct from tea gardens, we are also taking steps like working with smaller buyers that have the interest and capacity to work directly with growers. This virtuous cycle influences price and directly impacts quality of life for estate workers.
What role does tea play in our lives?
- 2020 taught a lot of us to prioritize our health, both physical and mental. Tea is many things to many people, but it’s power as a ritual and sensory experience can’t be overstated.
Anything else you’d like to add?
- The tea industry has taught me patience. Tea is a plant and sometimes there are good harvests and sometimes there are not so good harvests. It’s worth waiting for the good stuff. Even if that means not having a tea in stock for a year or two.
TeaTiff Picks: Sage Rose White Tea – First my apologies to Brittney. I think she nearly had an anxiety attack thinking there wasn’t any sage in my sample. But that was my bad in an improper reading of ingredients. Sage Rose White is a harmonious blend. The sage is light on the palate but strong enough to help balance the other flavors.