our story

Our story begins in 1980 when we started selling organic macrobiotic ingredients, including Japanese tea, to natural food stores across the country. Discovering that organic tea was missing in the natural foods market, we began selling our imported teas under the Choice Organic Teas brand, making us the first exclusively organic tea company in the U.S. Later, we purchased our first tea packing machine and expanded our offerings.

As pioneers in the industry, we are the first tea crafter in the United States to produce exclusively organic, Fair Trade Certified™, and Non-GMO Project Verified teas. From classic teas and blends to sophisticated new brews that offer a twist on tradition, we’re dedicated to creating delicious organic teas. Based in Eugene, Oregon, we offer teas that honor people and the planet in every cup.

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OUR PEOPLE

Experienced, creative, and diverse, our team is a committed, hard-working crew. From sourcing to blending, tasting to testing, packaging to shipping, we do what we do for the love of tea and the planet.

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Making An Impact

We believe that there’s more to a superb cup of tea than taste alone. That’s why we’ve always crafted and sourced organic and Non-GMO Project Verified teas, and sourced Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients when available.  Our teas are as good for you as they are for the planet.

OUR VALUES

 

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Environmentally Friendly Packaging

We use unbleached, natural fiber tea bags, and 100% recycled paperboard cartons. We strive to keep packaging as environmentally friendly as possible, with freshness guaranteed.

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Energy Conservation

We purchase renewable energy certificates to offset 100% of our emissions from our facility’s electricity usage and to support clean energy development.

 

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Commitment to Recycling

We consider sustainability in all aspects of our process; from the sourcing of raw ingredients, production and packaging, to the ability to recycle our cartons. We recycle and reuse whenever possible.

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Commitment to Community

We’re proud to partner with Seattle organizations like PCC Farmland Trust and Bastyr University to support a healthy and sustainable community. 

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TEA-STIMONIALS

“When opening the packet you immediately get the smell of bergamot that is Earl Grey tea. It’s like someone telling you to settle in to your favorite spot with a warm quilt and take the time to relax….ahhhh. Love that it is organic and tastes great.”

Qicha V., Salesville, AR

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