What's a Tea Drop?

What’s a
Tea Drop?

Tea Drops are premium loose-leaf tea, pressed into a single-serve drop. Not instant tea, not tea bags – it’s a brand-new way to enjoy tea faster (we’ve even patented it).

  • Dissolves in Seconds
  • Bold Taste
  • Organic & Fair Trade
  • Leaves Settle To Bottom
  • No Bleached Tea Bags/ Microplastics
  • Over 8 Million Tea Drops sold!

  • “I’m a lifelong coffee drinker but they might just convert me.”

    Tory Burch

  • “I can’t stop telling everyone I interact with about this tea.”

    Chrissy Teigan

  • “Tea Drops is an exciting and innovative company.”

    Michelle Obama


Most Drops come lightly-sweetened making Tea Drops smooth as silk and easy to brew. Just add water or milk!

We use Fair Trade, organic, demerara sugar. It's more sustainable and less processed, and contains more vitamins and minerals than most sugars.

Over 100 Cafe Drink Combinations

Stuck in a tea rut? Infinitely customizable drinks are just a drop away. Try some of our remixes, or recreate your cafe favorites!

  • Citrus Ginger Iced Tea

  • Chocolate Earl Grey Tea

  • Tiger Milk Boba Tea

  • Ube Boba Tea

  • Chai Latte

  • Hot Peppermint Tea

  • Matcha Boba Tea

  • Turmeric Latte

A More Sustainable Brew

Did you know Tea Drops are ~15% less waste than the traditional tea bag and our packaging helps cut waste, reduce carbon footprint, and save energy? There is further to go – but we’re already making huge strides.
  • 39,034+ recycled milk jugs*
    saved from landfill

  • Compostable material made
    from discarded corn

  • 100% recyclable or 100%
    compostable wherever we can

*That’s called post-consumer recycled material, or PCR. All the stuff that otherwise goes to waste, now used to keep your tea safe. Smart, right?

Messy tea bags were annoying me

So I developed a new way to make a quality cup of tea that’s even easier to brew than a tea bag, but doesn’t compromise the quality of a loose-leaf tea. No fuss, no mess, and nothing artificial.

Every order gets
clean water where
it’s needed most.

We’ve partnered with Thirst Project to help turn the tide on the global water crisis. For every order, we’ll donate clean water to someone in need.

We are here to help

How are Tea Drops made?

We start with only the finest organic whole leaf tea from Fair Trade certified farms all over the world. Next, we delicately grind the tea and add in the freshest herbs and spices. Then it’s all mixed and compressed into a fun, convenient shape for a truly unique tea experience. 

Nothing freeze-dried, no extraction process like instant tea – just delicious and genuine tea. That’s why you may notice tea sediment at the bottom of your cup!  

Our teas are also proudly made in the US.  

Where is your tea sourced?

Our organic, real tea leaves are sourced from all over the world - from Japan to Sri Lanka and China. We import leaves from the best and most authentic places, then proudly manufacture our Tea Drops in the USA. We support fair trade and organic harvesting.  That means we not only care about the people that grow our tea, but their working conditions as well. Fair Trade certification ensures farmers make a fair profit on the tea they supply for our Drops.

What do Tea Drops taste like?

Tea Drops taste exactly like a bold cup of loose-leaf tea, because they are made with real tea leaves and spices. No artificial flavors! Most Tea Drops come lightly sweetened with demerara cane sugar.

Do Tea Drops dissolve completely?

Unlike instant tea, Tea Drops are made with genuine tea leaves, delicately ground and pressed into convenient little drops. That means they won’t dissolve completely, like heavily processed instant tea would. 

Just as you might notice some fruit pulp left over at the end of a delicious organic smoothie, you’ll notice some tea leaves and sediment at the bottom of your teacup. 

They’re packed full of antioxidants (and tasty, too), so we recommend that you consume them. But if it’s not for you, you can strain them, or use a Tea Drops tea press to remove them. Or do as the Chinese and read your future in the leaves! (Hint: It’s going to involve some excellent cups of tea.)

Do Tea Drops contain sugar?

Not all Tea Drops contain sugar. 

Our classic line of Tea Drops contains sugar. We find that a bit of sugar gives tea the smooth, rounded flavor that makes it so delicious. That’s why we add it into most of our Tea Drops: so you can drop it in and drink straight away, without having to add sugar or sweeteners. We think, for those that take their tea with sugar, it makes it ultra convenient.

And, like every ingredient we add into Tea Drops, we’ve worked hard to find the best sugar: organic raw demerara cane sugar. It’s derived from dehydrated cane juice, which means it’s more sustainable, contains more nutrients, and is a little darker in color than the sugar you probably see every day.

It’s really the good stuff – and it makes Tea Drops an amazing base for lattes and boba drinks, as well as beautifully balanced cups of tea. 

You can adjust the sweetness of your tea by adding more or less hot water or milk to your drink. And if you’re already sweet enough, we also have a range of unsweetened teas.

If you prefer you tea without sugar, please check out our zero sugar teas, Assam Black and more.  We are continually growing this line so continue to check back to see what is new.

What is your custom box? Do I have to subscribe to try it?

Monday: white tea. Tuesday: matcha. Wednesday: chai boba…

If you’re the type of tea drinker who loves to mix it up and try something new, our custom box lets you mix and match Tea Drops to your heart’s content. 

You can build your own box with any combination of teas or boba that catch your eye – and even combine Tea Drops and boba in one box. 

It’s all designed to be delicious, easily customizable, and as varied as you like it – without leaving you with a pantry full of unused tea boxes.

And no, you don’t have to subscribe to create a custom box. Just create your box and check out. 

(But we have to say it – subscriptions are pretty incredible for frequent tea drinkers. Free shipping, free gifts, best-value pricing – all while still being completely flexible and customizable. We’ll just leave this link to our subscription page here.)

How do you prepare a Tea Drop?

Get ready – this is where the magic happens. To make a hot tea with a Tea Drop: 

  • Choose your tea strength: Use one Tea Drop per one 8-12 oz cup of boiling water. Add more water for a lighter tea; add less for a strong brew. 
  • Drop and stir: Use a spoon to mix the tea for 5-10 seconds. Let the tea sit and dissolve for 30 seconds. 

That’s the basics, but it’s really only the beginning. Tea Drops are designed to make it easy to prepare a huge range of drinks that would otherwise be too tough or time consuming to make at home. Lattes, milk teas, boba drinks, iced teas – they’re all quick and convenient to make with Tea Drops. 

To learn more about how to make iced tea, lattes, or boba drinks you can click here.