Sashee Chandran

Tea Drops | Los Angeles, CA

Building human connection through fun, flavorful, organic pressed teas that disintegrate in your cup.

#ToryBurchFellows

Four Tea Drop flavors – loose leaf tea without the fuss.

Company description…

Tea Drops is a California based, woman and minority-owned, organic tea company, making innovative, bag-less, dissolvable teas in the United States. Tea Drops are USDA organic, GMO-free, gluten-free, and artificial flavor-free.

I started my business because…

I was passionate about making the tea drinking experience more accessible to others. Because I grew up in a tea enriched household, I knew that tea is a beverage of comfort, providing a sense of community that brings people together in soulful conversation. I’ve always wanted others to experience the same relationship I have with tea, so Tea Drops is my vehicle to do just that!

What makes my company unique…

We are the only tea company making fun, pressed, shaped, dissolvable teas.

Mantra I live by…

Leave people and things better than how you found them.

You should vote for me because…

A vote for me is a vote for all dreamers who never give up.

Top 3 goals for my business are…

  1. Expand our online experience and community by gaining more subscribers, produce tea content videos and more.
  2. Make tea more approachable and fun!
  3. Foster community and human connections through tea.

Women entrepreneurs are…

To quote Eleanor Roosevelt, “Women are like tea… you never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.”

Being a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow would allow me to…

Bring to life our simple but noble vision of building a community and human connections through tea. It would allow Tea Drops to invest in the content, talent, and new product offerings that enrich the tea space and make the benefits of tea more accessible.

Best moment at my company so far…

There isn’t one single moment, but rather a series of moments. Selling my first box of Tea Drops online to a complete stranger, having a customer call in for the first time expressing their love of our teas, sharing the highs and lows of growing a business with an amazing team of hard-working ladies — these are all amazing moments.

I am inspired by…

“The ones who dream, foolish as they may seem…” yes, this is a quote from La La Land!

I #EmbraceAmbition because…

In following my own dreams fearlessly, I’m actually helping others own their power and pursue their dreams.

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