Not only is September National Organic Harvest Month but it’s also the start of fall and prime hot tea sipping season. Celebrate both by stocking up on organic teas from one several local Colorado tea companies.
The Birds & Bees line of herbal tea blends is designed specifically for mamas and their families. Made with organically sourced herbs, these tea blends are safe to sip for mamas-to-be, like Peaceful Pregnancy, as well as breastfeeding mamas, like Our Lady of La Leche. They also have tea blends the whole family can sip, like Family Immunity. You can purchase Birds & Bees' tea blends from their website and they are available in several mommy and baby friendly retail stores around Denver, Colo., including Real Baby, Naturally Loved and Apothecary Tinctura. Visit Birds & Bees Teas’ store locator for more retail locations.
Tucked away in a modern live-work loft space in Broomfield, Colo., just around the corner from the popular concert and event space, the 1st Bank Center, Loftea Café serves up organically sourced, locally hand blended teas by Zanitea, as well as locally sourced coffee and several other locally sourced foods and treats. If you’re anywhere near the neighborhood, it's worth a visit. Their most popular tea blend is Mate Cacao, with yerba mate, cacao husks and coconut flakes.
Teatulia’s line of whole leaf organic teas and herbal infusions are sourced direct from their own USDA-certified organic tea garden in Northern Bangladesh, near the Darjeeling region of India. Teatulia’s eco-friendly packaging is made entirely from compostable materials. And proceeds from their tea sales support the Teatulia Cooperative, which gives Bangladeshi families working in Teatulia's tea gardens and the surrounding community access to education, health and economic development programs. Teatulia's teas are available at Whole Foods Markets and in many restaurants around Denver. Or you can purchase Teatulia’s teas direct from their website.
Not only will you receive 15% off any purchase during the month of September to celebrate National Organic Harvest Month from Boulder, Colo., based The Tea Spot, but 10% of the profits from your purchase will go to support cancer wellness and community programs. You can purchase organic blends, like Keep Fit and Chill Out, as well as single origin organic teas from The Tea Spot’s website to get this month's 15% discount. The Tea Spot’s teas can also be found in several retail locations around Colorado, including Marczyk’s Fine Foods and Tattered Cover Book Stores. Visit their store locator for more retail locations.
Based in Basalt, Colo., Two Leaves Tea has been hand selecting organic teas direct from tea gardens around the world since 2005. You can find boxes of Two Leaves Tea's whole leaf pyramid tea bags at most Whole Foods Markets as well as in many restaurants around the state. You can use their store locator to find a retail location to visit and pick up their teas, or you can purchase directly from their website.
Disclaimer: The author, Suzanne Klein, owns the tea company Zanitea mentioned in this article.