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ANNAPOLIS, MD, September 08, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Today marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the first retail store for Capital Teas, a leading American specialty tea provider. Just steps from its current flagship location at 77 Main Street in Annapolis, MD, Capital Teas first opened at 6 Cornhill Street in historic Annapolis on September 8, 2007. In the last decade, Capital Teas has grown to 12 retail locations in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Florida. In addition, Capital Teas maintains a strong eCommerce presence at www.CapitalTeas.com, and has a rapidly growing wholesale distribution channel to restaurants, hotels, kombucha providers, event marketers, and more.
Capital Teas was also just named for the second consecutive time to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. In 2016, Capital Teas debuted at #1686 on the list. This year, Capital Teas appeared even higher, reaching position #1100 with revenues of over $7 million. With its inclusion in this exclusive club, Capital Teas joins such notable companies as Under Armour, Microsoft, Oracle, Zappos, and other distinguished Inc. 5000 alumni.
"Reaching #1100 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list was a proud moment for Capital Teas. Hearing this news while celebrating our 10th Anniversary made it especially pleasing," said Peter Martino, CEO and co-founder of Capital Teas. "We are in a transformative growth stage now as we chart our course for the next 10 years. We see the present as an important time for Capital Teas -- where we are building on our key strengths -- including the best organic and natural tea collection anywhere -- and striving for new heights. Our focus has always been on offering our customers the absolute highest quality tea and teaware, and providing them education and inspiration, one cup at a time. By continuing to execute our core strategy, we are confident that Capital Teas will continue to connect with our customers and grow for many years to come."
In addition to its inclusion in the Inc. 5000 and its 10th Anniversary, Capital Teas will soon introduce its exciting Fall 2017 tea lineup at its stores. This collection includes interesting new teas such as Chili Pumpkin Chai, Pumpkin Spice (organic), and Apple Harvest Oolong (organic), and returning seasonal favorites Chocolate Pu-erh (organic) and Matcha Mate Energizer (Organic).
Capital Teas is a leading American specialty tea provider. The Company offers over 200 of the highest quality organic, and natural teas and infusions from around the world, including unique blends, as well as a broad selection of premium, modern teaware. Capital Teas opened its first store in historic Annapolis in 2007 and has since become acclaimed for maintaining the highest quality specialty tea selection for consumers and hospitality industry clients. The company has been twice recognized, in 2016 and 2017, as a member of the Inc. 5000, the nation's fastest growing private companies. The mission of Capital Teas is to educate people and inspire lives, through the wonders of tea, one cup at a time. More about the Company is available online at: www.CapitalTeas.com.
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