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Behind the Scenes: How Did We Fall In Love with Tea?

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How did the founders of this teashop start out with tea? What and where did they learn, and what brought them to spend 4 consecutive years travelling for tea? Read on for a glimpse behind the curtain from family tea time, to the London tea scene, to Madrid and beyond. Share and reminisce with us in our tea journey!
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How did the founders of this teashop start out with tea? What and where did they learn, and what brought them to spend 4 consecutive years travelling for tea? Read on for a glimpse behind the curtain from family tea time, to the London tea scene, to Madrid and beyond. Share and reminisce with us in our tea journey!
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As a carbon offsetting teashop, we want to spread the word about how to best deal with our carbon footprints, especially in the world of tea. After our last blog about offsetting methods, learn how to think critically about environmental restoration, community outreach and direct air capture for CO2 reduction.
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As a carbon offsetting teashop, we want to spread the word about how to best deal with our carbon footprints, especially in the world of tea. After our last blog about offsetting methods, learn how to think critically about environmental restoration, community outreach and direct air capture for CO2 reduction.
Read more

While we all want to buy eco-friendly products, finding ones that are truly sustainable can be harder than we think. Through greenwashing many companies use environmental marketing to appear green without putting in the work! Here we’ll discuss what greenwashing is and what it looks like, with two 'How to Spot It' free downloadables!
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While we all want to buy eco-friendly products, finding ones that are truly sustainable can be harder than we think. Through greenwashing many companies use environmental marketing to appear green without putting in the work! Here we’ll discuss what greenwashing is and what it looks like, with two 'How to Spot It' free downloadables!
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A deep dive into the 5 main types of carbon offsetting, from reforestation to direct air capture to wetlands. How much carbon does each offset type capture? What are the main carbon offset programs and how do you choose? Plus, why our tea shop is helping small businesses reduce their carbon footprint!
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A deep dive into the 5 main types of carbon offsetting, from reforestation to direct air capture to wetlands. How much carbon does each offset type capture? What are the main carbon offset programs and how do you choose? Plus, why our tea shop is helping small businesses reduce their carbon footprint!
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The world of tea has so much variety, so what exactly are the types of tea? Learn the difference between "true" teas and herbal tisanes, discover how tea is made, and explore the main types of teas and infusions - from regular black tea to the adaptogenic herbal teas you have never heard of.
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The world of tea has so much variety, so what exactly are the types of tea? Learn the difference between "true" teas and herbal tisanes, discover how tea is made, and explore the main types of teas and infusions - from regular black tea to the adaptogenic herbal teas you have never heard of.
Read more