Treecup has successfully funded 19,000 trees since our 2017 launch.  We've been featured in press publications including the Pittsburgh City PaperPittsburgh Post Gazette, NEXT Pittsburgh, The Butler Eagle, The Collegian, Future Founders, Commonbond, Startnow Pittsburgh, Table MagazinePieshell, and Haiti Friends.

Founded by mother and son using their grandma's Peruvian Chai tea recipe, we at Treecup are committed to mobilizing a mass reforestation effort in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti.

Treecup Tea-EO Mark Sotomayor

Tea-EO & Son - Mark Sotomayor


Mark is propelled by the vision of reversing environmental degradation. Mark is passionate about entrepreneurship, the great outdoors, and creating high quality teas that heal.


Treecup Tea-FO Vitalia Sotomayor

Tea-FO & Mom - Vitalia Hemphill


Vitalia grew up in Lima, Peru and immigrated to the United States in 1995!  Vitalia loves the beauty of the outdoors - she's always been an avid gardener.  A tea drinker through and through, Vitalia's tasty teas and foods inspired Mark to pursue a path in producing healing teas and foods!


Vitalia and Mark at Machu PicchuMark & Vitalia at Macchu Picchu in 2016!

Mark and Vitalia Tea Brewers
Mark & Vitalia at our local commercial kitchen, in the packaging stage of making Treecup! 🌳🍵