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Passion for Tea

Website Tea Garden 2Are you looking for high quality loose leaf tea?  Tin Roof Teas holds one of the largest collections of premium tea consistently fresh and available.  With an inventory exceeding 250 teas including more than 30 World Tea Expo winners and over 50 varieties of organic herbs & herb blends, you may have just stumbled upon tea heaven.

Founded in 2009, Tin Roof Teas grew out of the Hinson family’s passion for tea and a strong desire to provide the world’s finest teas, teaware, and honey to North Carolina and beyond.  In addition to our teas, we carry an extensive selection of local, regional, & international natural raw honeys with tips on how to pair them with your tea.  We spend a lot of time tasting and getting to know our teas and honeys and take great pride in providing the highest quality products, customer satisfaction & education.

Enough about us—let’s talk about you.  Whether you are a novice or connoisseur, you will most certainly find the perfect tea(s) to suit your needs!

Our Staff

Ryan Hinson Manager

Ryan became fascinated with tea about seven years ago. He used to have trouble sleeping and started drinking Celestial Seasoning’s teas. Before long he had collected quite the teabag selection for the pantry. From there he started reading books and articles concerning all things tea. He found the subject of tea and the way it has nurtured human history very intriguing. The medicinal aspect of the brew would come in a bit later. He started purchasing loose leaf soon after and left the pre-bag scene behind for a higher quality product. At this time he and his brother Richard had discussed going into business together and since he was so passionate about tea, he put a packet together for him (Richard) to review and see if there was any future potential in a teashop. So, they hooked up with TeaGschwendner a few months later and within the year, they had opened our shop. Unfortunately, the TeaGschwendner marriage didn’t last but ten months, and from there they decided to go at it alone. Tin Roof Teas was born soon after.

Justin Shelton Tea Consultant

Justin was born in Washington, DC and attended UNC Charlotte. His interest in tea began with his first cup of Sencha while living in Japan. He now favors Japanese green, as well as green oolong teas.

Kayla Bostic Tea Consultant

First lead to tea through herbalism and natural remedies by the wise teachings of her holistically inclined mother, the rest of Kayla's knowledge has grown from 15 months of intense online scrounging, endless sipping of the unlimited cups, and days after days of discussion and sharing with the guests and connoisseurs who frequent our space. Yoga instructor, dog mom, and unapologetically anachronistic, Kayla found her way to Tin Roof Teas serendipitously, the crowd here tends to frequent some pretty jazzy local spots. Since Fall of 2017, tea and the communities who support it have evolved into a passion for Kayla- whether it be helping guests find the perfect gift, or perfect remedy, or researching on tea worker's rights, and the social justice implications of tea consumption- or simply just choosing her perfect cuppa' sumin' yummy, tea has become her every day, and she loves to share it with you. Let's chat.

Samantha Gentry Tea Consultant

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Julia Swithers Tea Consultant

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