Our Story

The Tea Studio by Kilian is a retail provider of high-quality loose leaf tea, hand selected by our Tea Sommelier and sourced from around the world. Our shop carries more than 50 unique loose leaf teas as well as a variety of tea accessories.

We believe that tea should be approachable and delightful, and our mission is to educate our customers and help you discover the true enjoyment of tea. We offer curated classes and tastings, for our customers to learn and explore. We are here to answer your questions and help you start or meet you on your tea journey. We’re proudly based in St. Louis, MO and ship nationally. 

Susie Kilian opened The Tea Studio to share her love and knowledge of tea with everyone from connoisseurs to those just beginning their tea journey. She has traveled across Asia including China, Taiwan, and India in search of the rich culture and flavor. It was there that she learned from and built relationships with tea farmers and tea masters. Her mission is to bring the flavors of tea from around the world to each person who walks through her doors. She considers herself a life-long student and a “lover of the leaf”. 

Susie proudly carries the following accreditations: 


Certified Tea Specialist — Specialty Tea Institute and World Tea Academy


Certified Tea Sommelier — World Tea Academy


Tea Blending Professional — International Tea Education Institute, Canada,


Tea Etiquette Certified — Charleston School of Protocol


Instructor — Specialty Tea Institute

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