About Brew Lab Tea


Brew Lab Tea is a NYC-based company that specializes in crafting custom tea blends for restaurants, coffee-shops, hotels, and fast-casual concepts. Brew Lab Tea was founded in 2011 by Jennie Ripps.

We offer innovative tea-based beverage programs that can range from iced tea programs to traditional hot tea service to tea sodas. We ideate and deliver exceptional flavor via excellent ingredients, and every client’s program is unique.

At Brew Lab Tea, we have expertise working with all types of botanicals, and in particular organic ingredients. We use only whole, natural ingredients in our tea blends, and do not add flavors to our tea.

We focus on seasonality and choose to blend with only good, whole, and natural ingredients. Brew Lab Tea offers each of our partners the opportunity to have an authentic and great-tasting tea program that is a true complement to their overall concept.



What We Offer

All programs are custom and all R&D is conducted in-house at our Tea Lab.

  • Tea Consultation regarding blends and overall program
  • Unique tea offerings including crafting bespoke bases for tea sodas, cocktail programs, and syrups
  • Packaging including loose tea, hot tea sachets (biodegradable), iced tea sachets, and enveloped sachets
  • Delivery capabilities include direct or via distributor
  • Training programs for staff
  • POS items including but not limited to: health benefits, wooden tea boxes, display items, and tins

Our Clients Include


Our Team


Jennie Ripps is the Founder and CEO of Brew Lab Tea.
She has been selected by the Specialty Food Association as “35 under 35”, among food and beverage entrepreneurs. Jennie is a blogger for the Huffington Post’s “Healthy Living” and “Taste” sections, and is the co-author of “Wise Cocktails” (Oct ’15) a book about how to brew and blend tea cocktails. Jennie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Maria Littlefield is a partner at Brew Lab Tea, which specializes in creating artisanal custom tea blends. Maria has been chosen by Forbes as “30 Under 30” among food and beverage entrepreneurs. Maria is the co-author of “Wise Cocktails” (October 2015), a book about tea cocktails. Maria is a graduate of Skidmore College.

Julia Goldman is the General Director at Brew Lab Tea and is a graduate of Connecticut College.


Megan Moore is the Director of Finance & Operations for Brew Lab Tea. Megan has a background in business management and tax accounting, as well as a masters in food studies from NYU. She also has experience as an organic farmer.



Brew Lab Tea

135 W. 29th Street

Suite 602 New York, NY 10001



About Our Sister Company, Owl's Brew

Owl’s Brew is a tea-based botanical mixer and modifier, and can be found at retail locations including Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, BevMo!, West Elm, Total Wine and many more.

For more information, please visit www.theowlsbrew.com or hoot@theowlsbrew.com