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Capital Teas® Adds Former Teavana® Executive to its Board

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Capital Teas®, a leading American specialty tea retailer, announces the addition of Peter Luckhurst to its Board of Directors. Mr. Luckhurst joins Capital Teas after nine years at Teavana Inc., serving there as Vice President of Stores from 2005-2010 and Executive Vice President of Operations from 2010-2014. Previously, he served at HMV America for 15 years, rising to the level of President. Peter Luckhurst joins a Board at Capital Teas that includes retail expert Michael Smith, co-founder of White House Black Market, retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Ed Straw who also headed global operations for Estee Lauder during his post-Navy civilian career, and Capital Teas founders, Peter and Manelle Martino.

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"We're proud and thrilled to have Peter Luckhurst join our Board," said Peter Martino, CEO of Capital Teas. "I look forward to his role as a key advisor as we grow a strong national presence for the Capital Teas brand. We just celebrated our 8th anniversary as a company this month and we are very proud of our accomplishments. We'll open our 15th retail store within the next week, and with Peter Luckhurst's help and insights, we aim to nearly double our number of stores by the end of next year."

"I am very pleased to join Capital Teas, who I see as a rising national star in the specialty tea sector," said Peter Luckhurst. "I have spent many years building retail organizations and I am convinced that the path forward for Capital Teas, based on showcasing its superb products and well-trained staff in top retail locations, is a winning strategy. I'm proud to join a distinguished Board and help guide a very talented management team."

A haven for tea lovers and novices alike, Capital Teas carries more than 200 loose teas and infusions on its website, and offers 60 varieties in its stores where the majority of its teas are USDA organic. The company's retail stores, including a few still in pre-opening construction, stretch from New Jersey to Florida along the U.S. East Coast. Capital Teas also ships teas to loyal patrons in all 50 states plus several international locations.


Founded and headquartered in Annapolis, MD, Capital Teas is a leading, independent American tea retailer. The company is steeped in rich history dating back five-generations to co-founder Manelle Martino's great-great-grandfather, Francis Van Reyk, a tea entrepreneur who planted and oversaw some of the first Ceylon Tea estates (in what is now Sri Lanka) starting in the 1870s. Today, Capital Teas is known for the highest quality teas and tea-ware, offering a multi-sensory experience for its customers. The company offers one of the most complete specialty tea collections available anywhere with 200+ organic and natural teas and infusions from around the world, including unique Capital Teas blends. With an ever-growing base of retail stores and a strong web presence, Capital Teas executes its mission daily by educating people and inspiring lives through the wonders of tea, one cup at a time. See www.CapitalTeas.com.

Media Contact: Adam Levin-Epstein, Capital Teas, Inc., (410) 263-4555, [email protected]

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