About Us

lady with a teapotKaren Ricagno : Karen loves to entertain and celebrate life and friendships through the art of tea. It all began more than four decades ago back in England with her late grandmother, whose hospitality always started with a nice cuppa tea, after which she would turn the tea cups upside down and pretend to read everyone’s fortune within the tea leaves. Since those early days Karen shares her passion of tea, tasting, fundraising and travel with those she meets.

Andrew Ricagno : Karen’s 19 year old son loves tea and helps his Mum set up at local farmers' markets, where they sell Tea 4 the Cure. He also spreads the word about the health benefits of tea in his college dorm. When he’s not attending college, he helps out with local fundraising efforts for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

The Tea 4 the Cure fundraiser efforts are to support those battling cancer, research and education. Karen’s husband has been a cancer survivor since 2009, due to the fundraising efforts across this nation. Our personal efforts support his courage and determination to celebrate another birthday. Congratulations Carlos, we are all so proud of you!


About Our TEAS:

From traditional favorites to whimsical & imaginative blends, one of our missions is to bring you the freshest, purest, healthiest, best-tasting teas you could ever imagine. Tea isn’t just about drinking… tea is a journey that dates back thousands of years steeped with tradition, culture, and social etiquette! Think of it as an adventure around the world! From Sri Lanka, China, Argentina, Japan and South Africa. The-TEA & BAG-Lady purchases TEA direct from farmers of origin and reputable tea manufacturers ensuring utmost freshness and superior quality. We take pride in using only the finest natural and ingredients. All of our teas, herbal infusions and tisanes are blended by hand and packaged with love: we are constantly striving to come up with new and exciting tea blends and flavors that will enhance your tea & herbal drinking experience. We hope you enjoy this journey with us.


Unfortunately, shipping is charged per package, so all orders going to a separate address must be placed separately and shipping must be charged for each one. Shipping rates? To make it easy for people to purchase and enjoy our tea, we’ve made our shipping rates very reasonable!

Our website calculates the shipping rate based on your zip code and the estimated weight of your order. We charge as close to the exact rate as possible—we do not add any handling fees or surcharges. You can view the exact shipping cost for your order in your shopping bag or during check out.

To most locations in the continental United States, by usps Orders shipping to PO Boxes, Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO addresses, US territories and Canada ship via US Priority Mail. Certain light-weight products may ship via US First Class mail.

I need to ship teas to 2 different addresses. Can I combine them into one order to save on shipping? Unfortunately, shipping is charged per package, so all orders going to a separate address must be placed separately and shipping must be charged for each one.


You may return most new, unopened items within 7 days of delivery for a refund or store credit. If you need to return an item, please email us with your name, contact information, order number and the item you wish to return. We will follow up with a return shipping address and a return authorization number. Returns are not accepted without authorization.

The Spirit of TEA Company will gladly pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or damaged item, etc.). Unfortunately, we are not able to cover the cost of shipping unwanted items back to us.

To ensure the freshness and quality of our teas, we cannot accept returns after 7 business days or on opened or used items. For your convenience, we offer small samples of each of our teas so you may try them before purchasing larger quantities.

Office 301. 602. 1760

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