Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Minority Business Highlight: Tea’s Me Cafe

Owned by four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Tamika Catchings, Tea’s Me Cafe first opened its doors to Indy tea lovers 16 years ago under the ownership of Wayne Ashford. However, in 2017, Catchings — also a Hall of Famer and founder of Catch the Stars Foundation — bought the place and turned it into the tea cafe Hoosiers know and love today.

Serving up organic loose-leaf tea, fresh tea blends and cafe-style pastries, Tea’s Me’s offerings of Black, Green, Oolong, White and Herbal tea and tea blends are sourced from all over the world — winning the shop the honor of Best of Indianapolis for Best Teahouse in 2020. Teas can be purchased and brewed fresh in the shop or ordered off of the website at alongside additional teaware and merchandise. 

RELATED: New Tea’s Me Cafe location opens in April

Tea’s Me Cafe not only offers food and drinks, but also a “third space” for community members to gather for programming and events such as Morning Mindful Movement + Meditation, Virtual Talks Over Tea, Tea’s The Artist Youth Open Mic, Tea Time: Book Club and more.

As part of a partnership with Tarkington Park, Tea’s Me Cafe opened a second location in the heart of Butler Tarkington in April 2021, located at 3967 N. Illinois St. through the Catch the Stars Foundation. Catchings later opened a third location at Ivy Tech University in the Bowens Commons, 2535 N. Capitol Ave.

The cafe space is also available to rent out for parties and offers a monthly newsletter for community members to stay up to date on events and activities, the tea of the month and more. 

More information about each Tea’s Me Cafe location, menu items and upcoming events can be found at Get in contact with Tea’s Me Cafe by calling 317-920-1016.

If you have a minority-owned and operated business you would like to be featured in the Indiana Minority Business Magazine Directory, visit Indiana Minority Business Directory.

Contact staff writer Chloe McGowan at 317-762-7848. Follow her on Twitter @chloe_mcgowanxx.

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