Launch Chattanooga Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Celebrating Cheiman Tea & Coffee’s New Mobile Business

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Cheiman Tea and Coffee, a local family-owned business, held a special ribbon-cutting event at the Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga (KIC) at 5704 Marlin Road to celebrate the businesses new mobile business venture. An entirely family-run small business, Cheiman Tea launched in Spring, 2018 and is the dream project of Stephanie Steiman.

 

Officials said, "Stephanie and her team started with a homemade family recipe, an inspiring work ethic and family spirit. Stephanie graduated from the Launch Chattanooga program in 2018 and continues to expand with the addition of the branded trailer.

Daughter, business partner and co-worker Erika Steiman, currently a high school senior, participated in the Mad, Bad and Dangerous student entrepreneur program at the Girls Preparatory School when she was only 14. And later that year, she was awarded the “Business Most Likely to Succeed” at the Chattanooga Children’s Business Fair.  Cheiman Tea was also awarded the 2019 Launch Micro Business of the Year, and recently received a business development grant from the Urban League of Chattanooga and Launch Chattanooga to purchase equipment necessary to operate their mobile trailer. Son, Ben Steiman, recently joined the family business full time and currently serves as the Lead Barista and Mobile Operations Manager, or MOM for short.

 

"The new Cheiman Tea and Coffee trailer serves unique and hand-crafted beverages Monday-Friday, at Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga, 5704 Marlin Road, at Eastgate, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Their tea products are available for purchase in over 35 retail locations, coffee shops and restaurants. In addition to their chai latte tea blends, they are now serving New Wave Coffee, a locally roasted coffee at the Northshore Be Caffeinated Coffee Shop. Chieman Tea and Coffee’s trailer is available for hire at events and is known for being a “Mobile Sober Bar” offering only non-alcoholic drinks to include mocktails, chai lattes, espresso and seasonal iced tea and lemonade blends."

 

Please contact Stephanie Steiman at cheimantea@gmail.com or 423-605-7376 for orders, wholesale, bookings and reservations.

 

You can find Cheiman Tea at the Chattanooga Market every Sunday, April through November, and at the Holiday Market inside the Chattanooga Trade Center,  December 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, and 18th & 19th. 


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