The Stash Tea Company
|Founded||1972 in a small suburb of Portland, OR|
|Beginnings||"originally operated out of an old Portland Victorian style house, supplying loose herbal teas and bulk herbs to natural food stores"|
|Company Type||Private Company|
|Sales per Year||8.3 million dollars (estimated)|
|Number of Employees||49|
|President and CEO||Tom Lisicki|
7204 SW Durham Rd., Ste.
(Hoovers 2006), (Stash Tea 2006).
The Stash Tea Company is a major player when it comes to the production, packaging and distribution of specialty tea. The above table shows us two very important things about the tea market. First of all, the Stash Tea Company, even though relatively small in comparison to companies such as Lipton, still manage to sell over 8 million dollars worth of specialty tea each year. Second of all, since the US is The Stash Tea Company's primary market, we can deduce that even though tea is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of American culture, there is nevertheless a large demand for tea in the US, at least for specialty teas. The increasing demand for tea is discussed in the Tea Marketing section of this website...