About Us

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.

MATBA was founded in January, 2005 by: Nancy Reppert of Sweet Remembrances, Janet Young of Over the Teacup, and Susanna Reppert of The Rosemary House

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

President: Karen Donnelly, Greenhalgh Tea

Vice President: Melissa Fitch Ciccotelli, Tea You There

Secretary: Marnie D'Amato, The Garden Tea Room

Treasurer: Kathleen Hippeli,One Steep at a Thyme

Information: Nancy Reppert,Sweet Remembrances Tea Room

Membership: Kathleen Hippeli, One Steep at a Thyme

Membership: Deborah Raab, Tea-for-All

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.