It’s a Fan Thang!
S & K Tea & Coffee Room
Owners: Sabreen Akram and her daughter Kamirah
You may search for and order items at the following website sandkteaandcoffee.com
Let me start off with YAAASSSS honey! I love me some delicious tea and scrumptious coffee! I have not tried the coffee yet, but if it is as aromatic and full of body as the loose leaf Earl Grey tea is I am excited to give it a try! Sabreen and I go way back like a Cadillac. So, of course I am a fan, but the product speaks for itself!
Ok, so Earl Grey tea is my fav-o-rite tea if I had to choose one. It goes great when paired with a shot of espresso, a little sugar, and cream. It tastes delicious black with no sugar, no cream. It tastes beautiful with all the fixings. But, let’s delve into S & K’s loose leaf Earl Grey tea. Sugar, sweetie, honey pie (can you tell I’m Southern?) when I ordered my tea and it arrived my mailbox told me what was in it before I opened the mailbox door. The packaging is stunning! The bags are biodegradable, the jars and vials are reusable, and you can recycle all of it! I love an environmentally conscious company. Then, if you want to take it a step further, as I always do, you can use the used tea leaves as fertilizer for your plants. BOOM!
Earl Grey tea is one of the best-known tea blends on the market. Traditionally, it’s a simple blend of black tea and oil of bergamot. Other tea bases are also used, including green tea, oolong, and rooibos. Bergamot oil is derived from the rind of a fruit called the bergamot orange, commonly grown in Italy. It may also have some health benefits that include heart health, cholesterol lowering benefits, and assist in weight loss (Brennan, 2020).
Get to know Sabreen…
1. What made you want to go into the industry?
I enjoy tea and coffee regularly. I discovered loose leaf tea in 2019 when I visited Japan. I loved all the benefits and enjoyed all the flavors that loose leaf tea offered. I also started brewing my own coffee from home and realized how much money I saved from doing so. I ultimately love both so much, I decided to start a business sharing both with the world. That way, I can learn more about it and share my knowledge.
2. How long have you been working in your profession?
I came up with the idea in May 2020 that I wanted to own a Cafe. When the pandemic surfaced, I decided I would start off selling tea and coffee online. I came up with a logo and brand, then wrote a business plan, researched the market, received inventory, and built my website. I launched my business in September of 2020.
3. What inspires you to create new items? And try new combinations?
I absolutely love the products I offer and the options as far as flavors go. The different types of coffee blends and origins are endless. I enjoy trying out new flavors or blends and if I enjoy them, I offer them to others.
4. What would you want people to know about your product, company and/or brand?
S & K Tea & Coffee offers the freshest quality products. Our coffee beans are delivered directly from Brazil and we work with a local roastery to ensure they are freshly roasted. Our tea comes from many tea farms all over the world. Most of our loose leaf teas are not offered in grocery stores.
As far as the brand name, The S is for Sabreen and the K is for my daughter Kamirah. She helps me tremendously with building this business and she and I both absolutely enjoy what we are doing. Starting this business was not all about just selling tea and coffee, it helps us to be confident, it shows women and people of color to go after their passion and live the life that YOU desire.