About Laughing Tree Tea

Laughing Tree Tea is a small family owned and operated business. We are passionate about providing the Cedar Falls, Waterloo and surrounding areas with an assortment of Iowa grown:

Artisan Teas

Herb Plants

Edible Flowers

Lowering one pinky at a time.

Knowing how to find and prepare loose leaf tea can sometimes be an intimidating experience.  Our goal is to make tea a joyful experience by providing useful information and a relaxed intimidation free environment.

Our Specialty is your Special Tea.

Many of the artisan teas are crafted specifically for their medicinal benefits as well as their delicious taste. Every blend of tea is exceptionally distinct from the other and is freshly procured from locally grown plants when available, certified organic & fair-trade suppliers, or reputable tea distributors.  Laughing Tree Tea also does custom blends so feel free to contact us with special requests.

 Over 30 different Tea Varieties!


From her backyard to your home, Eliz Guyer, owner and avid tea enthusiast began her tea journey by growing a diverse range of herbs on her small acreage. These herbs were used to make the original blends sold at farmer’s markets throughout Iowa with her oldest daughter.  When she is not blending teas or working at her Café and Tea shop Eliz can be found teaching yoga, in her gardens, or spending time with her children and grandchildren.


Located Inside the Waterloo Center for the Arts: 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701


Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm