The meaning behind it all!
What drove me to create Outwoken Tea
When Inspiration Hit Me… Literally
I’ve been a construction worker for close to a decade and have seen how we negatively affect our world. I’ve watched diesel and other harmful chemicals go into our water. I’ve seen how construction materials are left to blow away or are thrown away. I’ve stood on top of mountains of garbage after dumping new furniture into landfills. We keep creating waste and the mountains of trash just get bigger.
One day, as I stood upon a mountain of trash, a plastic pouch smacked me in the face!
This pouch awoke me to how disturbing it was to see my feet buried in plastic waste. How sick I felt watching birds choke from eating plastic bottle caps. It was at this moment that I realized how we are only one piece of the puzzle of our ecosystem, yet we affect all of it in a negative way.
Change the World by Changing Minds
With my passion for tea and my desire to help solve the damage I’ve done from construction, I created Outwoken Tea as a way to change the world in my own way.
The tea I’ve selected is directly sourced from farmers from around the world that helps support their economy. Every ounce of tea you purchase directly helps families overseas.
I knew that the world didn’t need another plastic pouch! All my tea comes in plantable, high post-consumer use, compostable, and plastic-free packaging. I hope this will help influence other companies to make more conscious decisions on how they package their product.
Finally, a portion of the profit from every purchase goes to One Tree Planted, an environmental charity that plants trees around the world.
Giving back is the best way to help and this is my way to carve a path and give back!