Our Sustainability Statement:
We believe in behaving responsibly with our natural resources and our fellows. Personally, we have always practiced reducing, reusing and recycling – we were brought up that way – thank you, Mom!
Not all of the products we use to create our unique, high quality tea gift baskets are available as recycled, composted, organic or fair trade grown or produced. As more and more of these products become available, we will support them.
· Teas: all of our teas come from responsibly managed tea farms or estates. About 10% are organically grown and/or fair traded.
· Tea packaging: the natural color tea infusion bags are 100% natural unbleached paper; 100% compostable and biodegradable made from sustainably harvested American and Canadian wood pulp. The white infusion bags are biodegradable. The clear bags holding the infusion bags are biodegradable and compostable made from wood cellulose fibers sourced exclusively with sustainable forestry principles. The small labels are not made from recycled products but are recyclable. The 1- 8 ounce loose leaf foil tea bags are not made with recycled products but can be recycled. The 9- 16 ounce size loose leaf tea bags are 100% biodegradable and compostable.
· Shipping products: All of our shipping boxes are recyclable. Our shipping paper has been recycled and is recyclable. Scotch and USPS shipping tapes are not made with recycled products but can be recycled on the shipping boxes. The shipping invoice envelopes and small labels are not made with recycled products but can be recycled. The larger shipping labels are printed on recycled paper and can be recycled.
· Stationary: Our stationary paper and envelopes are made with 100% recycled and sustainable forestry practice products and can be recycled.
· Gift Basket packaging materials: For the most part; baskets, basket boxes, containers, the larger clear cello bags, shrink wrap, shred, ribbon, greeting cards and embellishments are made with partially recycled products. Some can be recycled. Products will be noted accordingly.
· Food and gifts inside the tea gift baskets: Our focus has been on creating unique tea themed gifts for all occasions. We buy locally whenever we have the opportunity. Still much of what is enjoyed for tea and afternoon tea is grown & created overseas, so import we must. We scour trade shows regularly looking for USA made and local vendors for the tea themed products that make our tea gift baskets unique & high quality.
Thank you for your time and support!
Stephanie & Mark Thompson, members
THOMPSON TEA COMPANY, LLC dba
Tea Lover Gift Baskets, www.tealovergiftbaskets and
Tea Lover Teas, www.tealoverteas.com
San Jose, CA 95139