Ivy's Tea is founded by Shanae Jones—a first-generation American who grew up in a Jamaican household—and with this brand, the Black entrepreneur is seeking to strip the ritual of tea from its historically colonial connotations.
The company offers tea blends that are handcrafted, full-leaf, and organic. The branding is also attention-captivating as many products feature playful pop culture and hip-hop references. Nip's Tea, for example, is named after the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Ivy's Tea also features a collection of tea blends that are intended to help with PMS. One blend is Blood Orange. The main ingredient here is Black Cohosh which is a popular Native American remedy for PMS, cramping, back, and muscular pains, menopause, and so on. The Blow That Won't Show Up In Your Drug Test is another blend by Ivy's Tea which is made with Jasmine Flowers, Lemongrass, and Butterfly Pea Flowers. The health benefits of this tea include mood improvement and brain function support. The tea also acts as an aphrodisiac.
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