2021 Rising Star Award Nominee: Margaret Gay, 27Teas, Candia, New Hampshire
Margaret’s business, 27Teas, is a loose leaf tea company based out of Candia, NH that provides delicious teas both direct to consumer and wholesale to cafés and stores in the New England area. She started her business because she felt that tea lovers deserve the same local and luxurious experience as coffee lovers.
Margaret came to CWE for financial guidance and was directed to an event where she met a woman who helped her land her largest wholesale client. 27Teas is three years old and Margaret hopes to expand into a warehouse/storefront space this year. By 2025, she hopes to have a space where customers can shop in person, as well as several employees to help with order fulfilment. When COVID prevented her from attending markets and trade shows, Margaret hosted three virtual craft markets on her 27Teas website platform and helped bring in over 10,000 shoppers to over 150 small New England businesses.