Teatulia Organic Teas

Tea

Denver, Colorado

United States

www.teatulia.com

About Teatulia Organic Teas

A great-tasting tea that’s better for the land, its people and the environment? A lofty goal, yes. And one Teatulia Organic Teas is proud to have achieved. Their organic tea garden is cultivated using only natural farming practices, and the revolutionary education, health and cattle-lending programs Teatulia Organic Teas has created provide a bright future for the Bangladeshi families who help produce their tea. And all of Teatulia’s teas are minimally packaged in sustainable, compostable style. This all adds up to a better tea experience.

It was important to us to allow our consumers to see and understand our business practices as well as our commitment to sustainability. To receive B Corp certification represents our values and helps support and sustain these values into the future. We only surround ourselves with like-minded individuals and companies – those that believe in giving back and making the world a better place. B Corporation’s values are aligned with everything we believe in.

The Change We Seek®

Teatulia Organic Teas owns their own tea garden – one of the largest organic gardens in the world, and all of their teas are 100% USDA-certified and Rainforest Alliance certified. No chemicals, unnatural irrigation, or machinery is ever used in their garden.

Teatulia believes in giving back to communities worldwide. In Bangladesh, they have established education, health, and cattle lending programs. After work, the female garden workers are able to go to classes taught by graduate students to learn to read and write. A computer lab was opened to initiate IT education in the community, and a library is also being built in Bangladesh to support the community. They provide medicinal shots and herbs to the neighboring villages in order to maintain the health of the community; latrines are distributed and maintained free of charge. Recognizing the need for children to engage in stimulating outdoor play, Teatulia provides footballs, volleyballs, and cricket bats free of cost to primary and secondary schools and local clubs. In the US, they are known for donating their products to charities and nonprofits nationwide to assist in raising money. Because of our social responsibility and philanthropic works, Teatulia has been featured in Newsweek and CNN Money.

Teatulia’s commitment to sustainability carries through to their compostable packaging and pyramid and round tea bags, water based inks, and labels made from recycled paper. Their innovative retail canisters are 100% compostable.  All other tea packaging currently sold in the market must rely on a plastic wrapper, a metal tin or a non-recyclable foil lining to keep products fresh.  However, Teatulia helped to pioneer a more earth friendly packaging solution.  Each canister as well as the outer labels are made from Post Consumer Waste.  The labels are printed with water-based inks and are cleanly designed with bright, eye-catching colors like fuchsia, lime green, and eggplant offsetting the light brown paper canister.  All adhesives used are also water based and environmentally friendly.  This next-generation package has the added value of a revolutionary, compostable moisture barrier. This barrier allows the tea to stay fresh while eliminating the need for additional packaging. The tea bags themselves are a compostable, unbleached paper or corn silk. Furthermore, the round paper tea bags are free of unnecessary wrappers, strings, tags or staples. Consumers can feel better about a Teatulia Tea purchase. Fewer resources are used and there is no waste. 

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What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

11
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

30
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
90
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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