What it's all about
Our TEAthos is our backbone here at Leaves of the World. All of our teas and drinks are certified organic, and 100% vegan, too. We use organic plant-based milk alternatives, and serve our teas in biodegradable cups. Our aim when we started the company in January 2017, was to bring the most unique, engaging, and ethical beverages available to the market. We want organic to be accessible for everyone. To us, it's not a choice, it's a principal. In our opinion, having a large base of products available to your customers is all well and good, but if the soils used in growing your products cannot be re-used afterwards because of the harsh chemicals and pesticides that have ruined them, the growth in the long term is not only unethical, but unsustainable. Our range of teas may be vast, but our promise is that they are also environmentally friendly, too.
All of our teas are certified as organic by EU standards, meaning that all of our teas and ingredients are sourced from organic farms and plantations that support the growth and natural habitat of their surroundings and our planet.
Did you know?
In the cultivation of non-organic ingredients and foods, up to 400 chemicals can be used, including synthetic fertilizers and chemicals that are aimed at deterring animals, potentially endangering them. Organic has a maximum of 4, water based approved fertilizers, none of which are ever tested on animals.
The difference is in the taste, and the effect this has on the environment. Organic farms do a lot to protect wildlife, such as providing natural habitats for them to live, as well as never using any deterrents on the foods. This includes tea, and the ingredients we use here. So in buying from us, and supporting organic, you are also supporting sustainable, ethical growth of soils, as well as helping to protect the natural habitat of animals, too.
As part of our vegan-friendly ethos, our belief that creating great tasting teas is possible without the use of animal products such as milk, chocolate, marshmallows, and honey, or chemicals that have been tested on, or used to deter animals at plantations such as pesticides.
We're serious about what we do, so you don't have to be serious when making a choice with us about what you drink. We make that choice, as our core principal, so when you come to us, all you have to do is the fun part... decide what to drink! No stress. Simple.
Read on to find out more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
We are The TeaNomads
We call ourselves The TeaNomads. The TeaNomad ethos is simple: drink your way around the world, one cup at a time. So, part of our creation here at Leaves of the World was to bring a taste of the world to people through our tea. We are lovers of tea. And we love travelling the world. But what we love most is combining the two and putting those together to bring people the most exciting range of tea flavours. What we wanted to create was an experience for our customers, so that they can feel the flavours of the world coming to them straight from their cup.
We basically want the whole world to become TeaNomads. Who doesn't want to taste the flavours the world has to offer? And what better way to do it than through tea!
We are an all organic company, which means there are no artificial ingredients or flavourings used in any of our teas. We wanted to create a company that had ethical genetics, so the consumer always had assurance over what they are putting into their bodies. In doing this, we have created great tasting teas, without all of the fuss of artificial creation.
An interesting fact about non-organic teas is that the first time you will wash the sprayed chemicals such as pesticides off the tea is when you pour the water over the tea for the first time into your cup. We couldn’t have those types of chemicals used in non-organic cultivation used in our teas, as we couldn’t serve you what we wouldn’t drink ourselves. That is why we chose for all of our tea to be all organic.
The cultivation of organic tea is better for the planet’s natural eco systems and the environment too. Organic farms support up to 50% more wildlife, so in going all organic, you are doing your bit for the environment, natural wildlife, as well as for yourself.
Because we care about the environment, our cup packaging is biodegradable and we use as many recycled materials as possible too, which is another way we have set out to help the planet become a greener place. Even our tea filters are biodegradable, so if you want your plants to smell of apples, or bergamot, or peppermint, why not compost these and help us keep the carbon footprint of our company to a minimum.
We are already one of the largest all organic tea shops in the U.K. and we are growing fast. Our aim is to bring the world our organic range of teas, and to help grow the supply and farming of organic plantations.
It is our hope to visit plantations across the world and help those plantations that cannot either finically afford to become certified or do not have the means to do so, and help them to make this possible. We want organic to become accessible for everyone.
As Leaves of the World expands, we will always keep our levels of customer service, the quality of our products, and the ethics behind the company as strong as it was one day one. We treat all of our customers; weather you are spending £5, £500, or nothing at all, exactly the same. We believe that in all walks of life people appreciate honesty, commitment, and principals. And these are ours.
Don't just take our word for it. Join the ever growing TeaNomad family, and see for yourself. #don'tbeateapot
Much Love from Jason and Sam, TheTeaNomads xx