While working as a cook at the Tibetan Trader and Teahouse in Bozeman, Montana in 2001, our founder, Sarah Scarborough made the first batch of Firepot Chai.
With a background in organic farming, a love for travel and global cultures and an overactive sense of smell, she fell into the world of tea. Since then, she has started a number of tea companies in New Zealand and Nashville and worked as a tea buyer and tea consultant for companies like The Republic of Tea.
After her oldest son was born in 2012, she brought Firepot back to life, adding organic matcha, iced tea and loose leaf teas to the original chai collection.
She continues to travel regularly to the origins of tea to procure some of the world’s most pure and unique teas for Firepot. Her tea recipes and tea travel tips can be found on our blog.