Tea Party: 3 Brands We Love
Jan 20, 2020 03:50PM
In honor of National Hot Tea Month and National Hot Tea Day (January 12), we brewed, steeped, and sipped our way through tons of brands to find our faves. Whether you prefer bold blacks, calming chamomiles, or spicy chai with steamed milk and honey, we have the best-tasting teas in every flavor and price point.
This Northern California-based brand is the leading premium tea provider. With more than 300 black and herbal varieties—in flavors that run the gamut from floral and fruity, to herbal and spiced—there’s a hot or iced offering for all.
Why We Love It:
+ Packaging. The specially designed airtight, light-resistant tins—containing either full-leaf teas and herbs or signature round, unbleached tea bags that are free of unnecessary envelopes, strings, tags, or staples—are eco-friendly and eye-appealing.
+ Socially and environmentally responsible. The company is dedicated to sharing their success by developing products to support organizations, such as Action Against Hunger and the Whole Planet Foundation; what’s more, they’re also members of The Ethical Tea Partnership.
Try: Get Wellness Stackable Tin; Raspberry Rose Hibiscus “Herb Tea for Sweethearts”; Cacao Cinnamon Pu-erh “Fermented Tea with Probiotics”
2// Vahdam Teas
Sip on premium, handpicked Indian teas with this high-end brand that was named one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” From regal packaging to a whole line of turmeric teas and spicy chais, this brand brings good morals and good flavor to each and every cup.
Why We Love It:
+ No middlemen. They source premium teas from India, package it garden-fresh at their facility in New Delhi, and bring it straight to your doorstep.
+ Social impact. A percentage of their revenue is directed toward the education of tea workers' children in India through their “TEAch Me” program.
Try: Chai Tea Private Reserve Gift Set (includes Ginger Masala Chai, Maharani Chai Spiced Oolong Tea, and Sweet Cinnamon Masala Chai Tea); Assam Exotic Second Flush Black Tea; Turmeric Mushroom Latte
Lovers of matcha can jump for joy! Jade Leaf Matcha brings premium quality, organic Japanese matcha at a fair price—direct from farmers they know and trust. From tea lattes, where you add your favorite milk for a lightly sweetened drink that tastes better than the one at your local coffee shop; to matcha mixed with premium grass-fed, pasture-raised collagen for a protein packed smoothie booster; and energizing, matcha-infused fruit snacks, there’s a green tea offering for everyone.
Why We Love It:
+ Direct-Trade. Most tea brands strictly sell matcha (which oftentimes is a low-quality green tea powder). Jade Leaf Matcha comes from family farms in Japan, which use strictly organic methods, to bring the best-tasting, signature-grade, 100% USDA organic matcha right to your cup.
+ Quality. Every batch harvested is tested (both at the farm and by third-party labs in the U.S.) for purity, potency, integrity, and safety. We’ll drink to that!TRY: Café Style Matcha Latte Mix; Matcha Collagen Smoothie Booster; Signature Ceremonial Matcha