Chocolate Industry

Almost modernizes the antiquated tea category with unique dessert-inspired tea blends

MONTCLAIR, NJ, October 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tea is no longer boring! Finally, there are choices beyond Earl Gray, English breakfast and chamomile. Almost Tea makes the world’s most creative, craziest and most delicious teas, almost like desserts, all inspired by your favorite guilty pleasures.

Every month, Almost partners with a chocolatier, baker, or small-batch confectioner across the United States to inspire a new collection of never-before-seen tea blends. Working in conjunction with the original dessert maker, Almost develops a custom blend that is vetted and taste-approved, just like its dessert inspiration.

Their first six mixes were developed alongside Brownie Points, the sisters-in-law founded Brownie Points Bakery in Columbus, Ohio, and include Brown Butter Bourbon Blitz, Cinnamon Toast Munch, Chai Caramel Latte, Spiked Apple Cider, Double Chocolate Chunk, and Raspberry Caramel Fudge. From January 2023Almost Tea will release a new batch of six teas each month, in partnership with another small-batch dessert maker across the United States.

The eight-year journey to founding Almost Tea began with co-founder Monique Zauner first company, Universal Yums, which she launched with her husband, Eli. To avoid mindless snacking on Universal Yums snacks and candy, Monique started drinking herbal tea as a ritual after lunch five years ago. “By my 34e cup of chamomile tea, I started to wonder…why can’t I try more interesting teas? I tried haggis chips and violet flower dark chocolate. But tea, as a category, has been overlooked. My goal is to make tea an interesting and satisfying alternative to dessert.”

All Almost teas are calorie-free, gluten-free and sodium-free, with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners. Each cleverly designed tea bag is individually wrapped for convenience and filled with 30% more tea than the industry standard for a powerful, flavorful cup. The boxes are sold as sample packs, with 30 sachets inside. Each box contains a 50/50 split of caffeinated and non-caffeinated teas. Tea blends can also be purchased individually.

These guilt-free treats are available online at, from $26 per box.

For media inquiries and sample requests, please contact [email protected] / 973-287-6542.


Eli and Monique Zauner are the husband and wife behind beloved international subscription box Universal Yums. Universal Yums offers snacks and candies from a different country each month. Since 2014, they have launched Universal Yums to over $100 million in lifetime sales.

SOURCE Almost Tea