The April box contains an exceptional tea from Two Leaves and a Bud. Christy was kind enough to share a little more with us about the company and their tea.
How did Two Leaves and a Bud get started?
Richard Rosenfeld started Two Leaves and a Bud in 2004 after traveling extensively in Asia for business where he became passionate about tea. He was confounded by not finding that same quality tea back at home. So he went to the tea gardens in Sri Lanka. He started from the source, building relationships with organic tea farmers from whom the company sources small quantities of tea each growing season. Two Leaves has built an international reputation for being the premier source for the highest quality organic and fairly traded tea in whole leaf tea sachets, iced tea, loose leaf and now teabags, from its Paisley Label Tea collection.
The company is named for the top two leaves and bud of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) plucked to make the world's best tea. Our independent tea company is based in a small mountain town in Colorado - because we love living here!
Can you tell us more about where do your teas come from?
Our gardens are located in some of the most beautiful places, all over the world, from the rolling hills of Darjeeling, India, to the arid eastern Washington State. We have a personal relationship with our organic gardens, and are honored to support their small-farm mentality. The teas are hand-plucked and packed near the garden so that the tea is as fresh as it possibly can be. From the gardens, the tea takes a quick journey to our warehouse and then is delivered to your cup.
Which Two Leaves and a Bud tea is your favorite?
Since we are constantly cupping new teas and developing new flavor profiles, favorites tend to change around here. However, the green tea that gets the most praise and attention at the office is Organic Tamayokucha, while the most favored black tea is our best-selling Organic Assam.
What sets Two Leaves and a Bud apart from other tea companies?
The tea! You’ll taste the difference. That’s because we are committed to offering truly great tea. We do that by:
- sourcing and blending the highest quality teas.
- letting the quality ingredients stand out in our teas, as opposed to using lower quality blending teas and masking tea with flavoring.
- offering organic, fairly traded, sustainable teas because that matters to us, just like it matters to you.
At Two Leaves and a Bud, we take tea personally. Our passion is connecting tea lovers with the teas they love and introducing new tea drinkers to truly great tea.
Thanks Christy! For more information and an outstanding tea selection visit the Two Leaves and a Bud website.