Our Roots

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Aesthete Tea is a Woman, QPOC owned organic loose leaf tea and herbal blend brand, based in Portland, Oregon [3530 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland Ore.] Founded by Briana Thornton in 2017, Aesthete Tea maintains a strong mission to know their farmers and source from individuals and collectives that share the same values in quality, ethics and health. Unique to Aesthete, the brand’s proprietary tea and herbal blends are created by Herbalist, Maggie Cassidy, who happens to be the Founder’s mother. 

THE COLLECTIVE by Aesthete Tea is branch of the Aesthete Tea brand that provides workshops/classes & household/lifestyle products that represent and promote a more conscious and less impactful way of living. 

Aesthete Tea understands that the lands and skills used to succeed in our modern world would not be possible without our ancestors and their deep respect and knowledge for nature and the process of mindful creation. Aesthete Tea + The Collective were created to embrace and share the teachings of ancient traditions through the skills and community of modern individuals rooted in the folk healing practices of a variety of cultures.

The ultimate mission of both Aesthete Tea + The Collective is to bring the ancient respect and knowledge of tea & herbs to the current world, through a minimalist brand that represents the modern human.

Our herbs are primarily from local Oregon farms.
Our teas in our blends are farm direct from small family farms.