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About Us

Our mission at TeaSource is simple: offer the best value on the finest teas and tisanes from around the world. We strive for the highest quality in all we do—from the experience you have in your cup to the experience you have in our store and online. TeaSource is the Twin Cities’ foremost tea importer, wholesaler, retailer, and tea destination. Founded in 1997 in a spare bedroom and a little room for packing, we now have more than 12,000 square feet devoted to importing, blending, warehousing and selling tea.

In 2019, we were honored to receive the Best Specialty Tea Brand award at the World Tea Expo, and TeaSource founder Bill Waddington was voted Best Tea Educator by tea industry peers and professionals.

With our extensive knowledge and more than 200 teas sourced from around the world, we help our customers learn to enjoy and appreciate tea more. From everyday favorites to award-winning classics, we strive to have unmatched quality, uniqueness and exclusivity in our teas.

We are passionate about tea and tea is all we do. With literally thousands of different teas available (all of them from the Camellia sinensis plant) and new teas being made all the time, the world of tea becomes a limitless exploration of new sensory and aesthetic experience. There are very few things in life that can be enjoyed as widely and with so much variety as tea.

Along the way, many wise and experienced tea experts shared their knowledge with us, so we try to take that same approach with others. We are huge believers in tea education and outreach. We have conducted hundreds of tea tastings and workshops for our customers, and we have given talks and speeches about tea everywhere, from Las Vegas to Hamburg to Beijing.

We love answering tea questions and helping people learn about tea, so thanks for your interest! Let us know what we can do to help you learn about and enjoy tea.

A Message from TeaSource Founder Bill Waddington

June, 2022 starts a new, exciting chapter for TeaSource. TeaSource is transitioning to one of the folks I respect most in the specialty tea world, the long-time Operations Manager of TeaSource, Michael Lannier.  

Michael shares the TeaSource passion for specialty tea and has a dedication to the same values TeaSource has always held; integrity, memorable customer service, education, and transparency. TeaSource is in the best of hands with Michael.

Thank you for your support and the chance to learn about and enjoy tea together.  But most importantly, thanks for the relationships and friendships we’ve built over the years. For me, that has been the most rewarding part of this TeaSource journey.  From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for that.

As there is a time for all things, this is the time for a change for myself and for TeaSource; and I couldn’t be more excited and optimistic about what this change means for TeaSource and all of our partners/customers. 

-Bill Waddington

Contact Us

TeaSource Main Office

2616 N. Cleveland Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113