Whidbey Tea Company
Whidbey Island, Washington
A passionate gardener, their Founder, DeLaine had been pulling pesky nettle plants from her Whidbey Island property for years. That is, until one day she discovered nettle tea was traditionally used as an herbal remedy for common ailments. DeLaine soon acquired several dehydrators and started blending dried nettle leaves with other ingredients to make delicious tea for her family. Friends and local markets quickly discovered her blends, encouraging DeLaine to recruit her daughter Joey in building a small business. Their Founder’s Blend, Chamomile Mint, is still the original recipe DeLaine created in the kitchen of her Whidbey Island home.
They believe it is their responsibility to protect the planet for future generations. As such, their tea bags and envelopes are 100% biodegradable. Their cartons and gift boxes are made with sustainable materials. Their tins are recyclable, made in the USA and they encourage their customers to reuse their tins through their refill program. As opportunities arise, they continue to prioritize a reduction in their environmental footprint. Additionally, they are crafting at least one blend that will contribute proceeds to environmental efforts.