This loan will help Dominic continue to provide handcrafted and quality teas to his local community.
Dominic has always loved sipping a high quality tea. Ten years ago, he decided to turn this passion into a reality, and he began his own business, Tea Chai Té, a casual tea house that specializes in handcrafted organic tea blends. Dominic began his company out of the desire to provide a product that is healthy for everyone involved—from the tea pickers overseas to the consumer in his local Portland community.
While Tea Chai Té began as a class project in college, Dominic now manages two store-front locations, employs 12 and ships nationwide. The entrepreneur hopes to hire one more employee with the help of this loan, and to eventually expand his company and build locations across the West Coast, from California to British Colombia. He also hopes to expand his eco-friendly wholesale products in an effort to reach out to more clients on a national level.