Business: Markets nearly 40 of its own blends of gourmet teas.

Founded: 2005

Headquarters: Inver Grove Heights


Executives: Founder Lindsey Valentini

Employees: 2

2008 revenue: $235,000; on track to approach $350,000 in 2009

Quote: "I just couldn't do the corporate scene; my heart wasn't in it." -- Valentini, on why she started her own business.