I’m really a coffee girl, but lately, I’ve started drinking a cup of tea at noon as a pick me up — and have come to realize that I’ve been missing out! For the eco-ethical tea drinkers in search of a new brew, here are my favorites:
For the gourmet tea snob
More locally, Beverly Hills’ Art of Tea
offers delicious and beautiful loose leaf, bagged and blooming teas. Most are organic and many are fair trade certified
(some blends just don’t make use of ingredients available through fair trade) — and come in scrumptious flavors like Banana Dulce
and Blueberry Cheesecake
. Find them at SoCal Whole Foods — or pick from a bigger selection online.
For bargain seekers
For mate drinkers:
Guayaki’s a member of the Fair Trade Federation, and its yerba mate products are all organic certified. Get it by the bag at the Co-op or Whole Foods — or invest in a whole pound of loose leaf yerba mate for just $12.
For cool-thirst quenchers:
Last but not least for eco-friendly tea drinkers on the go: Libretea
’s a handy reusable tea infuser-mug that lets you enjoy loose leaf tea wherever you go.