Steve Schwartz

Founder & CEO
Art of Tea


The seeds that formed the foundation of Art of Tea were first planted in 1996 when Steve Schwartz began his journey of extensive study in preventative medicine at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. Since then, Art of Tea has become a leading purveyor of organic and specialty teas from around the world.

Steve is known by many authoritative figures in the tea industry as a Master Tea Blender. His drive and passion for expanding people’s knowledge and history of tea is captivating. Steve has recently launched a #1 best selling book and has lectured at SXSW, trade conventions, marketing events and frequently travels to offer educational programs on tea and tea programs.

Through his travels in Asia, India, Africa and the Middle East, Steve and Art of Tea have developed close relationships with farmers and distributors. These personal relationships, a hallmark at Art of Tea, make possible the offering of top tier organic teas and select botanicals, while ensuring that both employees and teas are treated with great respect. At Art of Tea, or intensive care care program combines aesthetics with passion, flavor and high quality control.

Art of Tea offers customized tea programs for locations such as Huntington Gardens, Google HQ, Shutters on the Beach Hotel, Caesars Palace, Wolfgang Puck, The White House and Disney.