Albion Tea: Behind the Scenes
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Albion Tea Company came about because of chai tea. Yep. We both love chai but couldn't find a loose leaf chai that was organic and up to the taste standard we wanted after spending time overseas and experiencing amazing teas. Inspired to develop our own, we set to work and months later, produced our flagship tea, Rivendell Chai. But why keep a good thing to yourself, right? Following our dream of going into business for ourselves, Albion Tea Company was officially established in January, 2017.
Albion is the ancient name for Great Britain, a country that has long been a source of fascination for us, and where we first became tea connoisseurs. Wales in particular holds a special place in our hearts and we attempted a move there several years ago to assist with a youth wilderness adventure program but evidently it was not meant to be according to UK immigration. So we remain on this side of the pond and it only seemed natural to choose Albion as the name for our company. It is also worthy of mention that as avid readers, our name was partly inspired by one of our favourite books, The Song of Albion Trilogy by Stephen Lawhead. If you haven't read it, you should...with a cup of tea in hand of course.
Every item we offer is a custom, artisan blend created in small batches here at Albion in beautiful Colorado. Our teas, spice blends and cocoas are truly handcrafted as we execute each step ourselves, from roasting spices and blending ingredients, to packaging and posting. We want to ensure that we are putting more than just a hot drink in your cup...we want it to be a work of art!
We are committed to an organic lifestyle personally and this carries over into our products as well. Each ingredient is carefully sourced to ensure it is truly organic, fresh, and of the highest quality. Almost all of our ingredients are also certified Fair Trade! We never use artificial colors, additives or flavors. The delicious tastes you will find here at Albion come from purely natural ingredients: teas, spices, and herbs. Be sure to check out each product listing for fascinating health benefits as well.
We are on a mission here at Albion Tea Company. First, we desire to make an impact on young people through our business platform, specifically youth aging out of the foster care system. We have committed to hiring aging out youth as our company expands, with a vision to providing steady jobs and mentoring opportunities within the local community to set them on a path for success. Second, Wales and particularly the youth of Wales remain in our hearts and our long term goal is still to re-locate to the UK and become a force for good there. At present, a portion of the proceeds from our Snowdonia Ceylon tea is donated directly to the Youth Development Team in Llanelli, Wales. And finally, we are working with Trees for the Future to support African forest farming, a unique system that restores the earth and brings families out of poverty. We donate one tree for every canister of tea we sell! You make a difference when you shop with us, so thank you for changing the world, one cuppa at a time!