Teas With Meaning Press

Shout Out LA: Meet Kamilah Mitchell Business Owner and Educator

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. My father, grandmother, great-grandmother and other relatives were educators. Growing up my family was all about community, giving back, sharing and building.   

PR Newswire: Oakland Impact Investment Fund Launches First-of-its-kind Seed Capital Product; Deploys $300,000 to Accelerate Bay Area Small Businesses

The six companies have already been able to put the investment funds to use....Teas With Meaning, which produces artisan teas in Oakland, has used the funds to increase workers' hours and boost inventory ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. 

San Francisco Business Times: Brewing Magic for the Bay Area

Kamilah Mitchell has been bringing inspiration and purposeful change no matter the course life has taken her, from staying rooted in community teaching in Ohio to brewing magic in California.

Vanity Fair:  Books, Art, Wallpaper, and More Gorgeous Home Items From Black-Owned Businesses

With Meaning was established in 2010 by educator and author Kamilah Mitchell, who expanded into working with teas in 2018 after a cancer diagnosis. Teas With Meaning is evidence of Mitchell’s spirit and resilience.

Her Campus:  Here’s the Tea — My Top 5 Woman-Owned Tea Businesses

I love shouting out local businesses from my hometown area, and this is a business that I’m obsessed with. Teas With Meaning is based in Oakland, California, and founded by educator, tea connoisseur, and cancer survivor Kamilah Mitchell. Her love of tea and herbalism was the inspiration behind this holistic lifestyle, health, and wellness tea company...

PR Newswire:   Bay Area Chef Launches Black Culinary Collective in Partnership with the Oakland Black Business Fund and Oakstop Alliance

"The foundation of our brand is intention, purpose, and wellness. By partnering with Reign Free and the Black Culinary Collective, we're able to grow our business while delivering on our goal of inspiring purposeful change within our community," said Kamilah Mitchell, founder of Teas With Meaning. "It's an honor to be aligned with this project and have the opportunity to grow alongside other Black culinary entrepreneurs."

The Oakland Side:   Chef Reign Free launches the Black Culinary Collective to support Oakland entrepreneurs

Mitchell specializes in selling in a variety of herbal tea blends that she produces to have medicinal and spiritual benefits. She launched the business in 2018 after experiencing the benefits of herbal teas during her battle with cancer. “Sometimes when we talk about healing we just think about [physical] healing,” Mitchell said. “But it was also about the spiritual and emotional healing for me.” Learning how to grow and cultivate tea near Mt. Shasta was a healthy outlet during her health crisis, said Mitchell, and it became her primary source of income.

Essence:  Barefoot Awards $50,000 To Black Women-Owned Businesses With #WeStanForHer Campaign

Committed to doing everything in life with meaning, Kamila Mitchell founded Teas With Meaning. As an organic loose leaf and bottled tea blend company based in California, Teas With Meaning looks to bring beneficial properties with each cup.  https://www.barefootwine.com/we-stan-for-her

Bloomberg:   American Express Commits $2.5M to “100 for 100” Program to Invest in the Future of Black Women Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

American Express worked closely with IFundWomen of Color to select and surprise 100 unique and passionate innovators across a number of different industries including fashion and beauty, food and beverage, finance, fitness and wellness, home goods and apparel, technology, social good and more. Many of the women are also creating content and fostering communities to empower the next class of Black women leaders.

Philanthropy Women:  100 Black Business Women Selected for $25 K from American Express

“American Express is proud to support the highly talented and innovative entrepreneurs selected for our 100 for 100 program, as they kick start their ventures and keep the momentum going so their businesses can continue to evolve,” said Clayton Ruebensaal, EVP Global B2B Marketing, American Express. 

Essence Facebook Watch:   Buy Black - The Heart of My Business 

Kamilah Mitchell believe that something sensational could come out of her love of teas.  She tells us how she tapped into the magic of purpose in "The Heart of My Business" series presented by Netflix's Jingle Jangle.

East Bay Express: Food for the Soul: East Bay food producers make social impact

Teas with Meaning was started by Kamilah Mitchell, a former educator, after a cancer diagnosis. It is an organic loose-leaf and bottled tea-blend company “with meaning,” based in Oakland—and when Mitchell says “with meaning,” she means it. She sells custom Tea Time services to Bay Area corporations in which businesses talk about wellness and self-care with their employees. This helps to fund her Community Tea events at local schools, where she engages in social-emotional conversations with younger people—specifically BIPOC

Blogs:

Coffee & Tea Shopping Guide (Post Lifestyle & Beauty)

The Boba Social: 30 Black Owned Tea Businesses to Support (The Boba Social)

24 Products From Small, Women-Owned Businesses That'll Make The Cutest Gifts You've Ever Seen (Buzzfeed)

16 Black-Owned Organic Loose Leaf Tea Brands (Old World New)

Support Is a Verb—Here Are 20+ Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support Today (Parade) 

Podcasts:

HonesTeas With Meaning Ft. Kamilah Mitchell (Herbal HONESTEA)