At ArtfulTea, we’re passionate about quality tea! We enjoy sampling teas from all over the world. But what delights us most is introducing others to the many pleasures of great tea. Our collection includes more than 90 exceptional teas, many of which are blended by hand right in our store. We also carefully package each and every tea by hand to ensure that our luxury loose leaf tea is as beautifully presented as it is tasty.
Karen Gardiner created ArtfulTea in 2007 as an online business, and it has since grown to include a thriving retail shop in downtown Santa Fe. If you're ever in the “City Different” please come see us at 101 W. Marcy Street. And be sure to introduce yourself when you stop by!
Meet the Team
is the owner and guiding influence behind ArtfulTea. After becoming disenchanted with the life of a lawyer, she decided to start her own business and first began selling tea at a little shop called Kindred Spirit in Key West, Florida. Now in the tea business for almost twenty years, Karen’s expertise and passion for tea shines through in every aspect of ArtfulTea, from our carefully selected and blended teas to our beautiful retail shop. Karen tastes and selects each of our teas in order to ensure that they are of the highest quality.
helps manage ArtfulTea’s office and fulfills all of our online orders. She moved to Santa Fe to study for a master’s degree at St. John’s College. Even before completing her degree, Kelsey fell in love with the city and the tea business and knew she’d have to stay. With a keen eye for detail and an enthusiasm for all things tea, Kelsey helps ensure that ArtfulTea thrives and that orders arrive seamlessly at your door. As an apprentice tea blender, Kelsey also helps create our unique blends of tea.
helps customers find the perfect teas in our retail store, as well as carefully packaging each of our loose leaf teas by hand. Maggie moved to Santa Fe to earn her master’s degree at St. John’s and has settled into life in New Mexico. With her talents for writing and communication, she’s also the voice behind ArtfulTea’s blogs and newsletters, and loves sharing tea wisdom with novices and devotees alike.
is our star saleswoman, helping to introduce new customers to our teas on a daily basis. With over twenty years of experience in the wine industry, Alee is an expert in tasting and communicating the unique flavor profile of each tea. With her passion and gift for helping others find the right tea to meet their needs, Alee also helps us develop our wholesale connections and spreads the word about our tea far and wide!