Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Celina Unkles, President of teawrks, located in Greenwich, CT, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We curate monthly tea subscription boxes. Black, green, variety, herbal, or personalized tea. We sourced some of the finest organic teas from around the world. Tea drinkers can explore some of the finer teas you wouldn’t find in a grocery store. Every month a subscriber would receive four organic teas (36 cups). We are a female-owned business, and we support others by donating and empowering other women.

Tell us about yourself

I started teawrks out of my own frustration of buying tea and being disappointed. I’d open the pouch and see broken crumbs and dust in the bag and feel “stuck” with it. I knew what quality tea looked like and couldn’t understand why it wasn’t more available to everyone. We love getting emails from customers asking for more of a tea they tried in their discovery box.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Knowing we deliver a product that is organic, eco-friendly, and of the finest quality.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

You can’t please everyone.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Know your strengths and weaknesses, understand your audience, always give back.

Where can people find you and your business?


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