Many people want to know how companies produce their food. For instance, are their products ethically sourced or are the processes environmentally sustainable? Tea For is a Canadian company that supports family farms globally by encouraging the production of high quality, chemical free, certified organic teas. Tea For sells green, white, black, Oolong, Chai and Herbal Teas. (Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary Tea For organic teas in order to complete this review.)
I love Rooibos not only for the rich flavour, but because it is caffeine-free. Accordingly, I requested Rooibos samples from Tea For and received Just the Roo-I-Bos, (a sweet, nutty and slightly citrus tea), North of the 49th (a dessert Rooibos tea with fennel, orange peel and cinnamon) and Icing on the Cake (another dessert Rooibos tea with calendula and vanilla).
Icing on the Cake Rooibos ($12 for 60 g), is a delicious, calming organic tea. This tea includes the healing qualities of calendula with the fragrant infusion of vanilla and honey. The taste of a tea is the first criterion for choosing your favourite tea, but I would suggest that the appearance of a loose leaf tea is the second and this tea, with its bright yellow dried calendula flowers, definitely won me over.
If you are looking for a spicy Rooibos tea, you may enjoy North of the 49th ($14 for 60 g) by Tea For. This loose leaf tea includes fennel, orange peel, cardamom, safflower and cinnamon. Tea For classifies this as a dessert tea since it is a little sweeter than their other Rooibos teas. This was my favourite Tea For Rooibos tea!
Just the Roo-I-Bos ($10 for 60 g) is a Rooibos tea with a slight citrusy flavour. If you are looking for a pure Rooibos tea, this is the tea for you.
Tea For sources their teas from around the world, based on the quality of the product, as well as how the company can positively impact the farms they support. The company’s goal is to give tea farmers the ability to run their farms profitably and comfortably.
Although Tea For states their tea is produced in the most ethical way, their tea is not Fair Trade Certified because its certification is a private enterprise which is susceptible to not being standardized.
When you purchase Tea For organic tea, you’ll be happy to know the company gives back to the community by giving 10% of net profits to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
You can purchase Tea For organic teas online.