We had the good fortune of connecting with Iaisha Munnerlyn and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Iaisha, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I can remember being 6 yrs old creating outfits for my barbie using toilet paper I crafted into art. I have always been a creative and my roles have always gravitated towards that whether it be dancing or developing a crazy drink recipe for work.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
MoodTea is here! Tea experience company promoting self care and mental health services through tea and community events. I’m excited to see the collaborations planned with businesses in the wellness and beverage industry come to life. Not only are we serving up some amazing chai now but we are looking to release our herbal tea line this spring, followed up by MoodSparklingTea in the summer. I would eventually love to be able to provide employment opportunities for communities greatly effected by mental illness.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
All of my friends love a good nap first and foremost so I’d probably book a staycation in a Brooklyn hotel so we can begin the vibes. We can have dinner and drinks at a local restaurant Kokomo which is black owned and delicious!! Next day we’d definitely check out the Brooklyn museum and receive some inspiration from the art that’s presented. Lunch at Sweet Chick then make our way down to Trader Joe’s to pick up some groceries for dinner. I love to feed the people I love so I’d definitely make a great vegetarian meal for her so that she’s feeling the love. (Eggplant parm is always a winner) Now the rest of the week will be on my friend to explore the rest of the city while I get back into work and running a business all while raising a beautiful son. We could do a nice date the last night which has to be kenka because who doesn’t love Japanese food.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to give a shout out to WeNYC, an organization that hosted a business program helping black business owners develop a business plan. I’ve met so many women who look like me and who also have ideas to be impactful in life.

Website: www.moodteaexperience.com

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