The mission of the Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association (MATBA) is to advance the knowledge of tea through networking and educational opportunities for the entrepreneur within the tea business.
Our intention is to promote an increased awareness of the many tea-related businesses in our region and to support fellow entrepreneurs rather than focusing on competition. We are tea professionals helping one another grow their business.
Current Executive Board Members - 2022 - 2024
Vice President: Melissa Fitch Ciccotelli, Tea You There
Secretary: Marnie D'Amato, The Garden Tea Room
Membership: Kathleen Hippeli, One Steep at a Thyme
The Association encompasses Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia. Any business dealing in or related to the tea industry in this region is eligible to join as a member, and is encouraged to do so. We also welcome tea businesses located outside the region. For more information, please see the Membership Benefits page or Contact Us directly.