about us


a little about us

Modern Steep was founded in 2006 as Remedy Teas. We are an independently owned and operated business headquartered in Seattle, Washington and we're on a mission to share our love of healthful tea to a new generation of tea drinkers with a contemporary feel.

Our name changed in early 2017 as we responded to feedback indicating that our former name, Remedy Teas, was too narrowly defining. Looking through our expansive tea menu, you'll quickly notice that we proudly source everything from single-origin, pure leaf teas to numerous custom blended teas and tisanes. In addition, the name Modern Steep better represents our aesthetic given our modern approach to serving up tea in our Seattle cafe. We consider ourselves to be an urban, down-to-earth, no-pinkies-up kind of tea company. 

Modern Steep owners, Christopher Glenn & Rich Irish, strive to source the best teas available while offering the best customer service in the industry . . . because great tea and great customers make us who we are.

In both our personal and professional lives, we are committed to partnering with and sourcing from businesses and individuals who respect and protect the environment. We are proud to source most all of our pure leaf teas directly from tea makers located around the world. For our many custom blended teas, we enjoy long-standing, personal relationships with our suppliers whose missions align well with our own when it comes to integrity in sourcing, focusing on those having healthy, organic and sustainable agricultural practices. 

Whether you visit our retail cafe in Seattle's vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood, experience our teas at dozens of cafes, restaurants and grocers in the Puget Sound area, or shop with us online, we sincerely hope you enjoy our wide variety of organic, single-origin and custom blended teas as much as we love them ourselves. 

why organic?

Tea is a wonderful, healthful part of our daily routine. Why spoil such a good thing with harsh chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers?  It is integral to our mission to source from growers who choose to grow amazing, world class teas using all-natural and organic methods. Not only do we feel better about consuming these teas, we believe that the benefits extend all the way back to the tea farmers and their families who can live and work in an environment free from these harmful chemicals. We live better; they live better. It's a win-win situation that we feel strongly about and hope that you do, too. 

our local partners

At Remedy Teas we strive to be an active part of the community we serve. We proudly support various not-for-profit community-based groups on a regular basis. Furthermore, we enjoy engaging with and promoting other local businesses every chance we get. We are humbled by the wide range of local businesses that support us at Remedy Teas and we regularly encourage our customers to patronize these fine establishments. You can find many of our teas at the following Puget Sound locations:

Bottlehouse Tasting Bar

Cafe Flora Vegetarian Restaurant

Capitol Cider Restaurant, Bar & Bottlehouse 

The Carlile Room Restaurant 

Coastal Kitchen fish house and oyster bar

Cortona Cafe

The Hangar Cafe

Juicebox Cafe

Konvene at Atlas Workbase

Mr. West Cafe Bar

New Seasons Market (Mercer Island)

Plum Bistro (Vegan Restaurant)

Rachel’s Ginger Beer

Ristorante Machiavelli

Rustica Cafe & Wine Bar (Oak Harbor)

Seatown Seabar and Rotisserie

Super Six Restaurant Columbia City

Tallulah’s Restaurant

Two Beers

Whole Foods Market (Interbay)

Volunteer Park Cafe


And finally, the small print:

Information on this website is listed for educational purposes only. Information and statements about these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. The theories and formulas presented in this information are opinions expressed by Remedy Teas, and as such are not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe, or administer in any manner to any physical ailments. Products by Remedy Teas may contain structure or function claims that have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. In any matters related to your health, please contact a qualified healthcare practitioner.