Our Story

What's good? We're Sis Got Tea, Louisville's Black-owned, woman-owned, LGBTQ-owned tea business. We offer a unique, eclectic variety of teas, from earthy, to herbal, to downright sweet. We've got something for everyone.

We serve tea brewed in-house for those to want to sit and sip in our cozy seating. We also offer retail loose leaf tea so that you can brew at home. Need a snack, a mug, or a shirt? We've got those, too. And don't worry...we also have coffee.

We also host events. From workshops, to social events, to meetings, we have something for everyone. And our events are always sober.

Stop by sometime. We're at 976 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY, 40204. We're happy to brew something for you.

(Note: Our physical location will not be open until the end of January 2023.)

How We Came To Be

Around 2010, at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, in a lounge in one of the academic buildings (for those of you in the know, it was Couches in Horrigan Hall), the founder of Sis Got Tea said out loud, at random, to her circle of close friends, "Hey...what if we opened a tea shop called LGBTea? Get it?" Her friends laughed. They brushed it off. But for some reason, the thought never left her mind.

As the owner went through the growing pains of being a Black, queer woman in Louisville, KY, she realized something: the city of Louisville, KY, is lacking an explicitly safe, sober space for LGBTQ people. The LGBTQ community in Louisville, KY, is steeped in bars and alcohol-centric venues that currently do not cater to those who do not and/or cannot consume alcohol, and do not serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ people.

After quitting a job with no backup plan almost ten years after daydreaming of LGBTea, the owner thought, "I think this is my time."

And so Sis Got Tea was born.

Sis Got Tea is a Black-, LGBTQ-, woman-owned tea shop/cafe. Sis Got Tea offers a variety of teas, (as well as house coffee, snacks, and merch) in an open, safe, sober, relaxing space perfect for studying, socializing, and hanging out. Sis Got Tea also events for the community (with an emphasis on Black-focused and LGBTQ-focused events), from social events, to workshops, and more.

Sis Got Tea: Black Brewed. Queer Approved.