Numi Organic Tea

City Oakland
State CA
Country United States

Numi Organic Tea blends premium organic teas and herbs with only 100 percent real ingredients, allowing Nature to speak for itself. As a pioneering, quadruple-bottom line company (people, planet, product, profit), Numi sources directly from fair labor gardens that guarantee a livable wage and better opportunities for farmers and their families.

Numi is a company committed to reducing its impact on the planet through ecologically responsible choices in sourcing, production and recycled and non-GMO packaging.

Compostable Plant-Based Tea Wrappers

Designed to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and eliminate plastic, Numi’s new wrappers are made from renewable, plant-based sources. A collaboration 10 years in the making, they feature a sugarcane Non-GMO PLA layer, metalized eucalyptus layer, and FSC® certified paper. The wrappers are commercially compostable* and have been tested to produce no eco-toxicity when they break down.

*Commercially compostable/ASTM D6868 compliant. 3rd party certification in progress.

Environmental Commitment

At Numi, we are committed to supporting organic tea cultivation to protect the health of farmers, the planet and our customers. Beyond delivering the highest quality of product, organic teas are cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.

As opposed to most produce that is washed prior to consumption, most teas are air-dried without first being washed. The first time tea comes into contact with water is in our own cups, right before we drink it. This means that any harmful chemicals used at the gardens are released in our cups along with the tea flavor.

Choosing organic not only preserves our earth’s resources and protects the health of the farmers, but ensures that what is going into our bodies is 100% natural, made the way nature intended. Through thoughtful choices, we are committed to reducing our impact on the planet. By using organic teas, eco-responsible packaging and partnering with green partners to offset carbon emissions, we try and do our best through our supply chain to minimize waste.

Our award-winning sustainable packaging uses the most innovative materials available to minimize impact on the environment. We use recyclable, cardboard outer packaging made of 85% post-consumer waste and printed with soy based inks. We do not use plastic shrink wrap, and we use natural, biodegradable filter-paper tea bags rather than nylon or GMO-origin tea sachets.

The bottom panel of each box of Numi Tea features an Eco-Audit that reflects the waste reduced due to our eco-responsible efforts. This audit is performed by the Environmental Defense Fund.

“We did a thorough analysis of the top carbon offset vendors and Carbonfund stood out. Since Carbonfund is a non-profit we know that no one is taking a profit and that all of our dollars are going to meaningful projects.” – Diane Cowlin, HR Director