Patrick Tannous is the Co-founder and President of Tiesta Tea, a tea company on a mission to make loose-leaf tea understandable, accessible, and affordable. Tiesta Tea specializes in sourcing over 150 ingredients from across the globe — blending them into loose-leaf teas and herbal beverages.
Patrick and his partner started Tiesta Tea in 2010 while they were seniors in college at the University of Illinois-Chicago. They both have been featured in Inc. Magazine as one of their 30 Under 30 Rising Stars. When Patrick is not working, he enjoys adventuring abroad, playing sports, developing relationships with loved ones, and sharing his passion for entrepreneurship with others.
What is it that you most desire from a piping hot cup of tea? Do you wish you could revolutionize the way you consume tea?
Tea is one of the most consumed products in the world and, to appreciate it, people should find a tea that is practical and full of the flavors they enjoy. Patrick Tannous at Tiesta Tea has revolutionized the way we can enjoy drinking tea and the benefits it provides. Struggling to find your favorite tea at overpriced specialty stores is a thing of the past.
In this episode of the CPG Troublemakers, join host Steve Gaither as he chats with the Co-founder and President of Tiesta Tea, Patrick Tannous. Patrick shares Tiesta Tea’s origin story, the adoption of loose-leaf tea, the importance of being both a retail and e-commerce brand, and the future of Tiesta Tea.