We are a Direct Trade importer of organic teas and botanicals from the very best sources. Our Direct Trade is founded upon long-standing, personal relationships with growers who cultivate ecologically sustainable gardens in remote locations around the world. We believe that organic certified teas and herbs, grown without the use of agrichemicals like pesticides and fertilizers, are generally healthier for the environment, farmers, and tea drinkers alike. Over 95% of the ingredients that we import are certified organic according to the USDA NOP standard. We have even helped several producers convert from conventional to organic.
Tea was originally a food and medicine long before it became a steeped beverage. It is only natural that our tea practice draws inspiration from numerous disciplines, including third wave coffee; cocktail mixology; sommeliers’ oenology; botanical apothecary; and the traditional culinary arts from global food cultures.
Our herb teas and botanical blends have roots in these practices, and at the same time reflect our own creative ideas and freethinking style. This is our approach to research and innovation.