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 run 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 our 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 have a twofold mission here at Albion Tea Company. First, we desire to make an impact on young people through our business platform. We are rapidly approaching the need to hire employees and we have committed to hiring young people who are aging out of the foster care system. Our hope is that by providing a steady job in a joyful environment we can help former foster care youth find their passions and plug into the local community. Second, while we cannot be in the UK full time doing ministry as we had hoped, we can still support ministries there while stateside! A portion of the proceeds from our tea, Snowdonia Ceylon, will be 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 or bag of drinking chocolate purchased! You make a difference when you shop with us, so thank you for changing the world, one cuppa at a time!