PRESS RELEASE – November 2020
Pelham, New York

The Tea Experience NY Gives Back to Those in Need

Food banks across the country are addressing an increased need for food assistance because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide everyone with an opportunity to help donate meals to their neighbors in need, The Tea Experience NY would like to do our part in donating 10% of sales to Feeding Westchester, a member of Feeding America, during the American Express Small Business the first weekend from November 27th – 29th.

“We are honored to partner with Feeding Westchester to help nourish those in need during these unprecedented times,” said Leslie Allicks, owner of The Tea Experience NY. “The American Express Small Business Saturday weekend is the perfect opportunity to replenish our local food bank while supporting small businesses at a time when many are struggling.”

Small Business Saturday started as a campaign launched by American Express in 2010 to help small businesses gain exposure and to inspire consumers to shop within their communities during the holiday season. This holiday season will look and feel a little different, but we can still share the joy by purchasing with a purpose!

Support The Tea Experience and Feeding Westchester, by making a purchase at on Friday, November 27th, and Sunday, November 29th.  Selections include Fair Trade loose leaf tea, tea accessories, custom curated SimpliciTEA boxes, or gift cards. Ten percent of your purchases will go to Feeding Westchester.

Feeding Westchester is a member of Feeding America, the nationwide network of more than 200 food banks serving every state in the United States. Our membership gives us access to millions of pounds of donated food products from national companies. Our Feeding America membership also provides access to training and resources that help us maximize efficiency. We are proud to be part of the top ten percent of Feeding America’s member food banks for distributing nutritious food to local people.

Established in 2015, The Tea Experience (TTE) is a minority woman-owned full-service off-premise tea party catering company with an online presence for the retail sale of over 30 international loose-leaf teas. TTE also offers a tea of the month box subscription service called SimpliciTEA. TTE provides customers seeking unique and memorable virtual and in-person events with organic (Fair Trade) loose leaf teas, sandwiches, scones, desserts, and quality service. Follow The Tea Experience on:

Shop Small is an international movement to support small, independent businesses and call attention to the valuable and distinct contributions they make to their communities and the economy. Shop Small celebrates small businesses ranging from retail stores and restaurants to fitness studios and salons, and everything in between. The Shop Small movement was spurred by the widespread participation in Small Business Saturday, a day founded in 2010 by American Express in the U.S. This national holiday shopping tradition is dedicated to celebrating and supporting small businesses on the weekend following Thanksgiving. Learn more on