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Nov 29

Product Review: Mountain Rose Herbs’ Organic Herbal Teas

Mountain Rose Herb's herbal teas

I was lucky to receive three of Mountain Rose Herb’s organic herbal teas to review. As a tea drinker and a green guy I was anxious to try these three products. They sent me Oregon Chai, Vanilla Rooibos Tea and Peace Tea.

The Oregon Chai has a spicy blend of organic ginger root, cinnamon bark, Darjeeling tea, nutmeg, vanilla beans and other herbs. This tea has a nice smell and taste (especially with milk and honey).

The Vanilla Rooibos Tea is comprised of organic vanilla beans. Well, I’m a big fan of vanilla and I really liked the taste of this tea. To me the tea also had the taste and smell of mint.

Peace Tea is a soothing blend of organic chamomile flowers, spearmint leaf, lavender flowers, rose petals and other flowers and herbs. This tea has a very pleasant aroma and a nice calming taste.

On each tea package reads “As per our commitment to absolute sustainability, this box was manufactured from 100% post-consumer paper and was whitened without harmful bleaches or chlorine. This bag used to package your tea is made from pure plant cellulose and is completely biodegradable.”

From the Mountain Rose website:

Unlike traditional tea bags, our loose leaf herbal tea is fresh, fragrant, tasty, longer lasting, and far more economical.

Our passion for artisan quality tea is evident in every batch of our handcrafted tea which was lovingly crafted here in Eugene, Oregon. All of our herbal teas are made fresh prior to your order and we will only use certified organic ingredients which provides for a superior cup that is unrivaled in taste, color, depth and aroma.

All of our 4oz teas are now packaged in a beautiful, reusable keepsake box made from 100% post-consumer waste content. Our 8oz and 1lb sizes are packaged in a re-sealable kraft bag. All teas come with brewing instructions and are Kosher certified by Earth Kosher. All of our teas listed as certified organic are 100% organic blends certified by OTCO.

Mountain Rose Herbs became the first U.S. supplier of Fair Trade Certified medicinal herbs. Since adopting a Zero Waste policy, they went from producing about 3,300 gallons of waste per month (a normal amount for a processor) to about 80-100 gallons per month which is about what most 4 person households generate. Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to have converted to 100% renewable energy by transferring its conventional electrical power usage to renewable energy sources, credits, and development. Mountain Rose Herbs has won many awards including Co-op America’s People’s Choice Award for Green Business of the Year, Provender Alliance’s “The Evolution in Motion Award, the “Bold Steps towards Sustainability Award” and the Oregon Ethics in Business Award.

Mountain Rose Herbs offers one of the nation’s finest carpool and cycling programs which pays substantial cash incentives to all employees who either carpool or bicycle to work. Mountain Rose Herbs has one of the nation’s most aggressive executive cap limits that states the two executive owners shall not make more than 3.5 times the amount of the LOWEST paid entry level employee. Commercial fleet vehicles including cargo vans and industrial trucks run on reclaimed vegetable based bio-diesel. MRH allocates an average of $75,000.00 dollars each year for charitable giving, sponsorships, community functions, conservation work, and plant related projects.

I would suggest you try any of Mountain Rose Herb’s herbal teas. They are refreshing and it is great to support a green company. I would recommend them to everyone. Last year I also reviewed Mountain Rose Herbs’ West Indies Rub Grilling Herbs.

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