Steeping tea at home can be a great way to minimize the environmental impact of your daily caffeine habit. Across the tea industry, practices are becoming more eco-friendly from farmers growing organic teas to brands using recyclable or biodegradable packaging. At the same time, other brands are growing unique plants (like the moringa tree) to help sustain the environment or making use of plant parts normally discarded (like cacao husks) to create new types of tea.
While members can always explore brand partners and their discounted offers (a perk of joining our free communiTEA), today we’re highlighting six brands who are changing the world of tea with their eco-friendly choices.
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CHOICE ORGANIC TEAS
Choice Organics offers traditional and herbal teas crafted with high-quality, sustainably sourced ingredients that are beautifully balanced for a full-flavored taste experience every time. Their teas and botanicals are exclusively sourced from organic and non-GMO tea gardens around the world to create blends that allow the flavors to shine. They put the utmost care and attention into every blend so you can give the world your best self. Take the time to engage, recharge and intentionally focus on what makes a whole you – one cup of Choice Organics tea at a time.
Miracle Tree is a family-owned superfood brand that focuses on sourcing quality herbal teas and powders that feature unique nutritional profiles. They are committed to socially and environmentally responsible sourcing, production, and are organic certified.
Moringa is one of the world's most nutrient-dense superfoods - it's rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Among other benefits, it can be used daily to restore dietary imbalances. Miracle Tree's Moringa is 100% vegan, gluten-free, Non-GMO, ethically sourced, and caffeine-free.
Miracle Tree's moringa is grown on their plantations in Sri Lanka, crafted with a conscience for the environment and local community.
Waykana Guayusa boosts the world with healthy energy using the amazing powers of the guayusa leaf! Guayusa is an endemic plant native to Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest, enjoyed by the Indigenous Kiwcha daily and brought from the Amazon to your cup by Waykana. Waykana Guayusa works directly with over 100 small-scale Kichwa growers in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest to produce their guayusa, which is ethically and sustainably sourced.
Waykana 's guayusa is USDA Organic Certified and directly supports local Amazonian indigenous families who harvest Guayusa, their communities, and the conservation of the Amazonian rainforest.
Monsoon Tea Company is a model to the world to protect millions of hectares of forest by growing tea in harmony with the trees and biodiversity, without the use of deforestation. By doing this, they put a higher value on keeping the forest to the farmers and local communities. By protecting the forest, they keep a natural ecosystem alive to provide quality air to breathe, soil for future sustainable agriculture and a home for local communities. This is what Monsoon Tea Company calls “forest-friendly tea.”
People buy this tea to contribute to protecting the forest and receive the well-known health benefits from natural grown tea. It’s a statement to protect the forest, the local communities and take care of yourself with natural healthy tea.
DAVIDSON'S ORGANIC TEAS
Based in Reno, Nevada for over 40 years, Davidson's Organic Teas is a third-generation, farm-to-cup tea company that prides itself on offering healthful, organic, high-quality teas, herbs and spices. The family-owned company operates nearly a dozen bio-dynamic, organic tea gardens in Darjeeling, India. That means that Davidson's grows, imports, blends, and packages their own tea.
With over 40 years of experience, Davidson's has worked tirelessly to develop tea blends that are true reflections of the flavor profiles for which each blend is named. Davidson's believes that organic farming works in harmony with nature, and they are committed to promoting the health and safety of their small farmers, in conjunction with preserving the rich environmental diversity in the regions where their tea is grown.
MiCacao is constantly in search of the very best cacao beans harvested in an environmentally conscious and sustainable manner. MiCacao ethically sources their cacao, ensuring farmers not only receive fair wages, but also an additional revenue stream (shells are usually discarded as waste). They only source beans that are grown organically and treated without the use of pesticides, chemicals, or GMOs.
We love that MiCacao is a simple and sustainable brand making a huge difference! They offer a tremendously healthy and delicious product to help improve the lives of others by promoting health, wellness, and social responsibility.
While our brands are putting in the effort to make the entire tea industry more sustainable, today we encourage you to consider ways that you can reduce your own impact on our planet - from using reusable tumblers for tea on the go to skipping the straw in your next glass of iced tea.
ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY TEA SHOP
Explore the best sustainable tea brands with our Environmentally Friendly Tea Shop. These tea brands are dedicated to providing tea that doesn’t harm the planet, with biodegradable tea bags, plastic-free tea packaging, and fair trade tea sourcing. Some of these environmentally-conscious teas also support and donate to environmental causes, giving you tea that makes both you and Mother Nature happy. Discover your new favorite eco-friendly tea today!
About Sips by: We’re a female-founded and led startup that makes discovering tea fun, personalized, and affordable. The Sips by Box is the only multi-brand, personalized tea subscription box. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Based out of Austin, Texas, we are adept at savoring a hot mug even when it’s seasonally inappropriate.