The company's roots originated in 2002, as a startup custom gourmet coffee micro-roasting business known as Coffee Island Corp. (aka Coffee Island) and later grew to include imported kosher organic teas from Australia.
In 2008, Coffee Island Corp. formed Coffee Island-Tea & Imports to endeavor into their first retail store located in Auburn, Washington. At their quaint and colorful shop, they began growing their offerings of fine traditional loose-leaf teas, custom blended natural flavored teas, Ayurvedics, Herbals, Rooibos, Fruits, and so much more. Their coffee & tea shop became a favorite hang-out and meeting place full of social entertainment for new and loyal customers alike. With a creatively designed shop renovation, the store attracted people both locally and from out-of-state. The retail store had quite the constant buzz (no pun intended) of fun and happy customers, including a few favorite pet visitors. They, too, received the royal treatment by the owners and were as welcomed as the customers themselves.
By 2010, the Robbins' altered their business goals and closed down their retail shop before they experienced the full effects of the 2008 U.S. economic crisis that surprised the world! It was a tough decision to close down the store considering their customers didn't want to see them go. Customers often commented Coffee Island-Tea & Imports was the brightest spot to visit in downtown Auburn. It was evidenced by the customers who brought in out-of-town guests just to visit the store. The Robbins were not only very popular with their customers, but their customers were thrilled to showcase their coffee & tea shop to their visiting friends and family as well. As a result, the visiting out-of-town guests also became customers who would phone in their orders to ship to them out-of-states. Coffee Island-Tea & Imports expanded their business reach far beyond what they initially imagined. It was exciting times for the Robbins' with the wonderful support and memories they received from their beloved customers.
After closing their retail operation, the Robbins' decided to separate their tea business from their coffee business, and concentrated on building and growing an online tea e-commerce business - TeaVantage, Inc. (aka TeaVantage) was born. Soon after, the Robbins' buckled down and began structuring and designing their new company brand TeaVantage and its new website. A full redesign of their online store enabled them to offer a growing range of custom quality loose-leaf teas, along with other exciting merchandise and services customers desired.
While the Robbins' have faced many incredible business and personal challenges over the past few years, they never lost heart. Instead, they were both more determined than ever to become the comeback kids of entrepreneurship! They continue to grow and improve their business to serve their loyal shoppers, and the exciting social community they continue to build. TeaVantage is excited to provide you quality products and services through their brand new revamped website . . . and that's only the beginning! We hope you'll join our TeaVantage family for your next cup of tea.
TeaVantage is located in the beautiful Evergreen State of Sumner, Washington, overlooking the awe-inspiring Mount Rainier - a majestic scene and symbolic reminder of the journey they are climbing to success with their Mission! Today, TeaVantage, Inc. is poised to better serve its local and online/mobile shoppers across the U.S. with an expanding range of natural, fresh, aromatic, and delicious loose leaf teas. It's easy and secure to order online, then have conveniently delivered to your door. Our goal is to reach a broader audience of tea lovers, gift givers, and various creative social communities and groups throughout the U.S. to enjoy our world class teas. We're here to help build your tea experience and create a positive goal oriented tea community.
You are proudly invited to learn more about our Vision & Mission to understand how TeaVantage is connecting and inspiring people to do great things in these crazy times we're living in! Join TeaVantage today, and experience having a cuppa tea, great conversations, and a bit of fun together in South Pacific and Aussie style!
Don't forget . . . if you love tea or gift giving to other tea lovers, we invite you to shop our caffeinated teas or our naturally non-caffeinated teas and share TeaVantage with everyone you know. Consider signing up as an Affiliate after you've opened a FREE Customer Account first. Get paid while you share TeaVantage.com with others, and become a part of our growing family. It's easy to start! Simply click on Affiliate Program for more information. We look forward to earning your business, as well as paying you 10% on sales of tea made from your Affiliate Link shared with others (excluding Tax & Shipping Costs).
There are exciting times ahead, so stay tuned and come back often to explore new products being introduced and new developments happening daily at TeaVantage.com. Thank you for learning more about TeaVantage, where it's always "Tea Time to Imagine . . . endless creative possibilities with tea other tea loveres!" And, if you have questions, don't hesitate to Contact Us anytime! We would love to meet you!