"The mission of Capital Teas is to educate people and inspire lives through the wonders of tea, one cup at a time."
Capital Teas was founded by Peter and Manelle Martino in 2007 as an outgrowth of Manelle’s five-generation family tradition and Peter’s passion for tea and expertise in building companies.
The first Capital Teas store opened on September 8, 2007 in Annapolis in a beautiful, centuries-old building. Each Capital Teas boutique, from that first historic store to today’s much larger tea bars & boutiques, has been designed to provide customers a multi-sensory experience, where exploration is encouraged and curiosity is rewarded.
We invite our patrons to discover the magic, complexity, tastes, and aromas of our teas by offering free samples and maintaining a prominent sniffing wall in each store for customers to Stop and smell the teas®. In our stores and on our website, our aim is to inspire and educate people on how to infuse well-being with our teas. We invite you to join us!