One cup of premium loose leaf tea inspired Beth Johnston to get into the tea business, and environmental responsibility drives the company’s commitment to organic teas, sustainability practices and Carbonfree® business operations.
“Conserving our planet’s precious resources has always been a personal concern for me. With our continued expansion, both importing and shipping customer orders, I felt a further responsibility to take it on corporately,” says Beth Johnston, Founder and CEO. “We had been looking for an effective way to offset the impact Teas Etc. has on the environment but also wanted to give our customers the choice to offset theirs. We did our homework, looked at a several different options and decided that Carbonfund.org was the right partner to help us meet our goals.”
This year, Teas Etc. is celebrating its tenth year as a Carbonfree® Business Partner by offsetting its own carbon footprint with Carbonfund.org, supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. In an effort to generate greater awareness about sources of carbon emissions, Teas Etc. offers customers the option of offsetting the carbon footprint created by shipping their orders. To date, Teas Etc. and its customers have neutralized almost 1.6 million pounds of greenhouse gases, the same quantity of emissions as would be sequestered by about 18,625 tree seedlings grown for ten years.
Teas Etc continues to provide premium quality award winning teas to wholesale, private label and retail customers as they have for the past 19 years. The company has maintained USDA NOP Organic Certification since 2008, offering a full range of unique organic teas and blends. In addition to their tea line, the company manufactures the innovative, award winning Tea Traveler® that allows tea drinkers to enjoy loose leaf teas on-the-go. Located in West Palm Beach since its 1998 inception, the company recently relocated all operations, manufacturing and offices, to Jacksonville, FL. and continues to maintain a small office in Nanjing, China.
In addition to Carbonfree® operations, Teas Etc. further supports the environment with a local recycling program, utilizes recycled paper goods, biodegradable packing materials whenever possible and chemical-free cleaning products. Their ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, high quality products and excellent customer service defines them as a leader in responsible business practices with a commitment to quality for wholesale and retail teas online.