Organic and ethically tea
Of course, there’s no reason to drink generic, off-the-shelf teas. Even more than its great rival coffee, tea is a varied drink with practically infinite varieties.
Beyond black tea, green, white, and oolong teas, there are numerous flavors to explore – especially when they are organic and ethically sourced. And on that note, here are five tea companies you won’t want to miss if you’re always looking to brew the next exciting cup.
Created by husband and wife team Matt and Lisa, Southern Oregon-based Full Leaf Tea(1) | #Full Leaf Tea | is an artisan tea company that offers many different loose leaf teas, matcha, and accessories. Their teas are available across the U.S., in Puerto Rico, and in Canada.
Full Leaf Tea was founded to be a company that revolves around the customers, and every order is given special attention as part of the “Full Leaf Family.” A few selections from Full Leaf include Organic Ceylon Green, Organic Live Fit, Organic Rooibos, and Organic Oolong Qilan, among many, many others.
Equal Exchange(2) | #Equal Exchange | is a worker-owned cooperative that lives up to its name, sourcing organic, Fair Trade teas from small farmer co-ops in India, Sri Lanka, and South Africa. They sell an assortment of refreshing green teas, black teas, and herbal teas.
The great thing about Equal Exchange is that it is owned by over 120 worker-owners, each with an equal ownership stake in the company. Equal Exchange tea flavors include Organic Green Tea, Organic English Breakfast, Organic Peppermint, Organic Earl Grey, and many, many more.
The Little Red Cup
The Little Red Cup(3) | #The Little Red Cup | is a small family-owned organic tea business based in Brunswick, Maine, but with China as a second home. As the name suggests, the founders of the company love China: the people, the culture, the language, the food, and yes, the tea.
The Little Red Cup imports organic, Fair Trade tea from worker-owned cooperatives in China, including such flavors as Lapsang Souchong, Green Eyebrow Tea, Shou Pu’er, White Peony, Wuyuan Black, and more.
Mountain Rose Herbs
Oregon-based Mountain Rose Herbs(4) | #Mountain Rose Herbs |sells fine organic teas, including organic black teas, organic chai and mate, organic flowering teas, organic green and white teas, organic red, and rooibos teas, and all the accessories you could ever need.
Selected Mountain Rose Herb teas include Ancient Forest Tea, Darjeeling, Assam, Dao Ren, Formosa Oolong, Genmaicha, and Coconut Rooibos.
Firepot Nomadic Teas
Firepot Nomadic Teas(5) | #Firepot Nomadic Teas | is a company dedicated to extraordinary teas, not to mention organic and ethical. Firepot teas are Fair Trade, and they donate 1% of every sale to women’s empowerment and wildlife conservation in the areas where they buy their tea.
Select Firepot Nomadic Teas include Fujian Jasmine, Hibiscus Elixir, Himalayan Mountain, Iron Goddess of Mercy, Japanese Peasant, and Rooibos Chai.
Full Leaf Tea website | https://fullleafteacompany.com/pages/who-we-are |
Equal Exchange website | https://shop.equalexchange.coop/collections/tea |
The Little Red Cup website | https://littleredcuptea.com/pages/our-company |
Mountain Rose Herbs website | https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/catalog/teas |
Firepot Nomadic Teas website | https://www.firepot.com/pages/ourstory |