By Carmen Banta, E-Team Co-Lead
More than 20 young professionals gathered at Steep Me a Cup of Tea at 6:30 p.m. on S 3rd Street on Monday January 27th for an Entrepreneurs Among Us event. Attendees had a chance to hear the story of this local business which is truly a niche market in North Dakota. Steep Me a Cup of Tea is the only certified tea store between Montana and Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Steep Me a Cup of Tea creates their own teas and infusions which can be customized based on individual need. These are not your typical tea bags – they are specialty blends that you steep at home using various methods. We learned about the certifications required to operate a specialty store like this, the sourcing required to bring products into the state, and the types of products available.
The owners, Jerry and Terisina Hintz, are North Dakota natives, who have started and sold other successful businesses prior to opening Steep Me a Cup of Tea. They are incredibly passionate and hands-on with their businesses, making sure that each customer receives the guidance, advice and products they need. They can make you a drink (hot, cold, bubble teas) and sell you the same tea to take home with you!
Young professionals received free tea and specialty juice samples along with a 10% discount on purchases made that evening. Thank you to Steep Me a Cup of Tea and the Hintz family for sharing your experiences with the Young Professionals Network! To learn more about Steep Me a Cup of Tea and their products, visit www.steepme.com.