Why Organic, Why Tea?
I want to offer my children what my grandparents and parents offered to me when I was a child. I spent my summers digging vegetables straight from grandma’s garden, wiping the soil off on my pants, and eating them right then and there. Yes, sometimes they were still a bit crunchy from the dirt, but the soil was pure and free of chemicals and pesticides. I spent hours picking raspberries, strawberries, black and red currants, blueberries and all kinds of herbs my grandparents grew in the garden or we picked in our forests and fields. We ate them fresh and we dried them for winter storage, made fruit preserves or pressed them into juice. I’ve learned from my grandma about using many herbs as natural medicines. She used herbs to cure many ailments. We dried chamomile, arnica, rosehips, raspberries, blackberries and many other plants, roots, and mountain herbs that we picked. My grandpa was a beekeeper and we used honey for sweetener and bee pollen for medicines.
Back then I was free, running in the foothills of the Alps, drinking from a fresh water stream, picking apples from the trees.
Times have changed though. Most foods that we buy now in grocery stores are heavily processed, full of antibiotics and pesticides, and are often genetically modified. They have been refrigerated, traveled around the world and lost most nutritional value.
It is time to get back into our “Grandma’s garden.” If we can’t grow it ourselves, we should buy organic, local and seasonal as much as possible. Let us join the movement and together we can make the difference.
I have lived in Lake Tahoe for over 25 years and have always wanted to start a company that would reflect our healthy Tahoe lifestyle. Teas and the ingredients we use to blend our proprietary blends, capture the essence of who we are and what we want our company to represent.
Tahoe Teas® philosophy is simple and pure: Honest product, honest people, and honest business practices. Love, trust, respect, inspire, believe, and live free!
We at Tahoe Teas® believe that by supporting local companies that use organic ingredients in their line of product, we contribute to the well-being and health of not just us as consumers, but also farmers as well as their land and environment. We also want to teach our children, that organic and natural foods and drinks taste better and are healthier for them.
Organic foods are richer in vitamins and minerals and do not contain pesticides and other toxic chemicals, which are harmful to our bodies and to the soil in which plants grow.
By starting Tahoe Teas®, we want to promote healthy living. We buy organic teas and blending ingredients as fresh as possible from reputable sources. Teas are good for you and are great when enjoyed hot or cold. Drinking tea is good for body and soul.
Tea and health
Tea contains high levels of antioxidants, some of which are called polyphenols, flavonoids, and catechins, and all of which take on the “free radicals” in the body and prevent them from harming the healthy cells on board.
Many studies found that drinking tea helps to lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and protects against heart disease. It also helps to prevent cancer, reduces risk of hypertension and many teas and tea blends help bust immune system.
In short, tea has been enjoyed around the world for centuries and is much healthier for you than any soda drink!
What does Certified Organic mean?
“Certified Organic” means that a third-party state or private certifying organization accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has verified that a product strictly adheres to the Organic standards established by the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP). The third-party certifier thoroughly inspects the location where the organic product is produced and handled to ensure that all organic standards are established, followed and met.
Tahoe Teas™ receives its organic certification through Quality Assurance International (QAI). QAI conducts annual on-site inspections to ensure that our products are produced and handled in continued compliance with USDA’s organic standards.