Tea is terrific, tasty, tantalizing–think of all the warm, pleasant adjectives you can think of and you’re describing a nice big mug of hot, soothing tea. It’s a soothing drink that has quite a lot of interesting health benefits, and in the case of Zhena Muzyka, it helped save the life of her son. Ten years ago, Zhena’s son was in dire need of a kidney operation, and to help fund it, she began to sell her tins of tea on California street corners. Today, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea is not just known for its distinctive range of flavors, but also as a friend to the environment.
The brand has successfully made a name for itself as the first tea company in the U.S. to produce only 100% organic and fair trade certified products, and it even purchases green tags to support renewable energy sources as well as to offset its carbon footprint. The teas come in tins made from recycled steel, and are bagged in GMO-free corn silk sachets. Zhena’s Gypsy Tea is also minority woman-owned, another feather in its cap, and because it’s fair trade, it has also been instrumental in supporting the Indian and Sri Lankan families who grow and harvest its organic teas.
Check out the Zhena’s Gypsy Tea website for more information.