Creation of the first 100% Home-Compostable Loose Leaf Tea Packaging
In 2009, Five Mountains introduced the first 100% biodegradable and home-compostable whole leaf tea packaging, made from renewable resources (non-GMO wood pulp) certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. (view article here)
Fair Trade Certified
Five Mountains is a proud member of Fair Trade USA. By promoting FT products, Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, fishermen, consumers, industry, and the earth.
Five Mountains' teas are certifed USDA organic by California Certified Organic Farmers. CCOF is a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. They envision a world where organic is the norm.
Sourcing from antique tea arbors helps protect these rare, fertile plantations and ensures that they may continue to flourish indefinitely. These ancient tea varietals grow biodiversly without the need for pesticides, fertilizers or invasive irrigation. Research has shown they yield a higher antioxidant concentration and, of course (our favorite part), their flavor is second to none.