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Arbor Teas Website is Award Winning!

We are delighted to announce that the Arbor Teas website ( is now an award-winning website! won a 2013 Gold AVA Award honoring digital excellence for small business.   AVA Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication.  AVA Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP).

Congratulations to the team of designers at FWD Design that brought the Arbor Teas website to life!

Thank you!

May 08 2013 | Media and Miscellaneous | No Comments »

Arbor Teas Mentioned in New Book – Rich Food, Poor Food

Rich Food, Poor FoodArbor Teas was recently named in a new book, Rich Food, Poor Food, that strives to help shoppers locate the healthiest foods on the market.

Sold out at Barnes and Noble and reaching #18 on, this grocery store guide takes shoppers aisle by aisle, from the produce section to the pasta aisle, visiting every department in between, teaching its readers how to identify potentially problematic ingredients including synthetic hormones, pesticides and GMOs, as well as sharing tips on how to lock in a food’s nutritional value during preservation and preparation. Arbor Teas is listed as having some of the best products on the market today!

Browse the Arbor Teas selection of USDA organic certified loose leaf teas and tisanes!

March 06 2013 | Media | 2 Comments »

Arbor Teas Mentioned in

Sustainable BrandsAs many of you know, starting on Earth Day 2010 Arbor Teas began to deliver its line of organic loose teas in 100% backyard compostable packaging! With the release of this next generation packaging, we at Arbor Teas advanced our environmental mission, continuing to lead the tea industry through our staunch commitment to sustainable business practices. For the first time ever, tea drinkers were able to compost their tea leaves AND tea packaging together in their home composting system!

Recently, our packaging was recognized in the article “Is That a Candy Bar Wrapper in My Tomato Garden?” on You may recognize the photo at the beginning of the article!

“Sustainable packaging gives the consumer yet another reason to choose one product over another…”
(Christopher Mitchell,  

Thanks for choosing us!

December 12 2012 | Green Business and Media | No Comments »


Honeybush Tea JellyArbor Teas was recently featured in the February edition of MetroParent Magazine! In this fun story, MetroParent introduces its readers to Arbor Teas’ owners Aubrey and Jeremy as well as their children Arthur and Penelope. To celebrate the event, Olivia May From the Kitchen of Olivia, shared with us her latest Cooking with Tea Recipe: Honeybush Tea Jelly. Olivia exclaims “This recipe is for the kids! Honeybush Tea Jelly makes fantastic PB&J sandwiches!” Arbor Teas in Metroparent The woody sweetness of Arbor Teas’ Organic Honeybush balances the tartness of the homemade apple pectin used to thicken the jelly and Honeybush is naturally caffeine-free – yes, it is quite perfect for the kids! Honeybush Tea Jelly can also be combined with nuts and spices and stuffed into apple dumplings… yum! Check out the full recipe for Honeybush Tea Jelly on the Arbor Teas website.

February 21 2012 | Cooking with Tea and Media | No Comments »

Arbor Teas Featured in TreeHugger’s Holiday Gift Guide

Did you know that your favorite tea company was included in TreeHugger’s 2011 Green Gift Guide?! TreeHugger is one of the nation’s leading media outlets that is dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. We are thrilled to be included in their 2011 Green Gift Guide!


December 20 2011 | Media | No Comments »

Arbor Teas at Clowns Without Borders

Clowns Without Borders’ mission to IndiaArbor Teas was delighted to join friends at a special fundraiser on November 7 to support the Clowns without Borders expedition to India, one of largest tea producing countries in the world. Clowns without Borders (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) offers laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis including refugee camps, conflict zones and territories in situations of emergency.  It brings levity, contemporary clown/circus oriented performances and workshops into communities so that they can celebrate together and forget for a moment the tensions that darken their daily lives.  This specific expedition, “Project Muskurahat” (Smile), just left for India and will be working with children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty in the slums and rural areas surrounding Mumbai.  Check out their daily journal entries at

The fundraiser was a wonderful event in which a dozen Southeastern Michigan artists came together to create an informal evening of entertainment at the Wild Swan Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI. The show featured the acclaimed Srishti Dances of India, Wild Swan Theatre, Brass Tacks Ensemble, Sumkali and the Vocal Experiment (UM-Dearborn).   Samosas, sweet treats, and Arbor Teas’ Indian Korakundah Estate Nilgiri Black Tea were served throughout the evening!

December 04 2009 | Media and Tea Fun | No Comments »

Follow Your Favorite Organic Tea Company On Twitter!

Follow Us On Twitter! We’re excited by the brief, informal avenue that Twitter allows for keeping folks abreast of the latest happenings at Arbor Teas.  If you’re already on Twitter, please consider following us!  If you’re not on Twitter, don’t worry, we’re still going to keep touch by our more traditional methods, too.  We’re just adding a fun new dimension!

November 24 2009 | Media | 1 Comment »

Arbor Teas Is Now A Green America Member!

Green America Member After a very rigorous screening process, we are pleased to announce that Arbor Teas is now a member of Green America’s Green Business Network!  The Green Business Network is the green business program of Green America, the nation’s leading non-profit educator on socially and environmentally responsible consumption and investing. Green America’s mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, businesses and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.  Companies are only eligible for membership in the Green Business Network™ if they are found to be:

  • using business as a tool for social change;
  • “values-driven,” not simply profit-driven;
  • socially and environmentally responsible in the way they source, manufacture, and market their products, and run their offices and factories; and
  • committed to and employing extraordinary and innovative practices that benefit workers, communities, customers, and the environment.

We are deeply honored to be included in this select directory of the nation’s most progressive businesses, and view it as further validation of the intense focus Arbor Teas maintains on matters of sustainability and social justice.  Arbor Teas is proud to be working with Green America to advance their mission.

September 30 2009 | Green Business and Media | 2 Comments »

Makaibari Tea Estate Ravaged by Cyclone Aila; Needs Your Help!

Makaibari Relief

On May 25, 2009, Cyclone Aila made landfall in southern Bangladesh and eastern India. The Times of India reported that the storm took an unusual turn directly to the north, causing it to rip through areas rarely affected by tropical storms, including the famed Makaibari Tea Estate in India’s Darjeeling region. A relief effort is underway to help the managers, workers and families at Makaibari who were affected by Cyclone Aila, and Arbor Teas has committed to raising whatever funds it can to assist in rebuilding effort.

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July 01 2009 | Media and Miscellaneous | 3 Comments »

Arbor Teas’ Iced Tea Makes a Splash At the Green Fair!

Ann Arbor Green Fair

This year’s Ann Arbor Green Fair (the 9th annual!) was bigger and better than ever!  Arbor Teas was honored to be a part of it for a second year, and happy to see so many customers (new and old) come by and say “hi!” The organic iced tea was really flowing – several hundred samples were doled out in just three hours!  We were sampling both our organic kukicha green tea and our organic pomegranate white tea that day.  While it was a close call, the crowd favorite seemed to be the pomegranate white, although there were an awful lot of “purists” who really favored the fresh, crisp green tea flavor of the kukicha (it was the GREEN Fair, after all…).

As a fun sidenote, we had another little “Free Tea for a Year” contest during this year’s Green Fair. Well, we are excited to announce that the winner is Jennifer R. of Ann Arbor, MI. She will begin receiving monthly installments of organic loose leaf tea through the Arbor Teas Tea of the Month Club! Congratulations, Jennifer!!!

June 23 2009 | Media | No Comments »

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