FLEAKIN' OUT WITH TEAKOE
Teakoe Tea is obsessed with making the best tea you'll ever taste—their motivation everyday is having passion for the craft, being American-made, taking pride in everything they do, and pursuit of a greater purpose.
What does teakoe mean to you?
Our initiatives to help our local community thrive are very important to us; we take great pride in everything we do as a small business. From sourcing premium ingredients to hand- packaging our proprietary tea products for our customers, we strive to be the most innovative and best-tasting tea brand in our industry.
QUICK FACT #1
An American- made, small batch from scratch craft tea company.
QUICK FACT #2
Ingredients sourced worldwide; hand-blended, hand-packaged and hand-delivered in Colorado.
QUICK FACT #3
Committed to rebuilding the bee population for more sustainable agricultural practices.
HOW DID TEAKOE GET ITS START?
The craft of blending and brewing tea found traction for Pete Jokisch while he was playing college-level lacrosse: looking around at the beverage options for recovering athletes, he found that tea was both healthy and refreshing. When he began making his own blends in his kitchen and bringing them to practice, he got the thumbs up from his teammates, and that was just the start. He took it to local farmers markets, and started selling the unique iced and hot tea blends to the locals. Through the much appreciated feedback, the product evolved into the ultimate refreshment with every sip. Soon enough, local restaurant owners and chefs became very impressed with the flavors offered from this farmers market tea company. Now, you can find Teakoe's carefully-curated blend of ingredients served hot or over ice in restaurants across Colorado and nationwide.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR INGREDIENTS.
We use a variety of different importers representing 20 different countries, pulling ingredients and resources from all over to give us our advantage in creating superior tasting hot and iced tea. Sourcing from all over the world allows us the flexibility to switch between regions that are experiencing issues like drought or infestations, and as a result we get to create some really cutting-edge teas that taste better with every sip.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR PAIRINGS?
Our bestselling iced tea is our Signature Batch #6 iced black tea—it’s a secret blend that found its best flavor on the sixth recipe, hence its name. Our Tropic Triumph hot tea is a green tea with acai berry, and our recent launch of Trailhead Chai tastes like nothing else on the market. We pride ourselves on our unique flavor pairing, most tea companies are very traditional and we took a modern approach when blending our flavors.
WHERE DID THE NAME COME FROM?
Pete's grandmother had given him an old tea tin that had been a family heirloom and it was an English pekoe-grade black tea.When he was racking his brain to come up with the company name, he looked to the tin for inspiration. He knew Pekoe was a high grade of tea and thought Teakoe was a creative play on words. When he looked it up, the name had been previously trademarked in the 1970's by a teapot maker but the mark expired on December 6, 1983. It happened to be the very day before Pete was born... You could call it fate—they do!