Outwoken Tea - The Environmentally and Socially Conscious Brand You Should Know About
One of the simplest ways that we can make a difference in the world is by making sure that the companies we choose to shop at are taking care of the environment, their workers, and the farmers they buy from.
This is why I'm so excited to feature Outwoken Tea this week!
Outwoken Tea is an Afro-Latina owned small business based out of Milwaukee, WI. They work directly with small tea farmers and cut out the middle-man, giving the farmers a better salary, they use eco-friendly packaging, and a portion of every purchase goes to One Tree Planted.
If you're wanting to support an environmentally and socially conscious brand, Outwoken Tea should be on your radar.
Owner, Aureal Ojeda, chose to start Outwoken Tea after working as a construction worker for years. One day, after literally getting hit in the face with a plastic pouch, she came to this realization:
"This pouch awoke me to how disturbing it was to see my feet buried in plastic waste. How sick I felt watching birds choke from eating plastic bottle caps. It was at this moment that I realized how we are only one piece of the puzzle of our ecosystem, yet we affect all of it in a negative way."
For this reason, all of the Outwoken Tea products come in packaging that is high-post consumer use, plastic-free, and compostable. Even the tape they use is biodegradable and the box filler can be planted and will grow flowers for the bees! It's also why she chose to give a portion of every sale to One Tree Planted to help reverse some of the environmental damage she saw in her years of working in construction.
If you check out their website, you'll find that they focus primarily on unique gourmet tea blends out of Asia, Africa, and Columbia. If you're looking for a healthier blend they have the antioxidant-rich Purple Kenyan tea, or if you're a coffee lover like me you might enjoy the Columbian Best of Both Worlds blend that combines artisan Arabica Columbian coffee beans with a black tea grown in the rainforests of Columbia.
It's the perfect place to get a unique gift any tea lover in your life will love. They even have a gift box that comes with a variety of their best sellers if you want to do an exotic tea tasting with your family.
Don't worry if you're not a tea expert, there are detailed directions on how to properly steep each tea on the website.
If you want to feel great about where you spend your money, Outwoken Tea is the perfect choice the next time you need to buy a gift for someone, or some lovely tea for yourself.