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Ineeka Tea

By Ashley Heaton, September 18, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Ashley Heaton

Ineeka Tea Chicago, IL Ineeka Tea takes pride in being the only North American tea company that is vertically integrated. With upwards of 25,000 people living and working on their 12 farms, spanning 15,000 acres, they also consider themselves the largest biodynamic community in the world. Every person living and working on their farms receives free housing, medical care, electricity, utilities and mandatory education for children. This focus has created a model never really seen before in the agricultural community. The result of this successful biodynamic community is fabulous organic and biodynamic teas without using any artificial flavors. To learn more about Ineeka Tea, watch this short video.

Don’t live close enough to experience their tea yourself? We’ve got local vendors all around the country providing great products like this. Check your local store for what’s available in your neck of the woods.
Category: Local

 

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Julie says ...
Very cool! Totally agree with Linda's comment!
10/01/2010 12:27:05 PM CDT
paig292 says ...
@Roz No, the farms are in the Himalayas. From their website: "Nurtured by fresh mountain air and mineral-rich spring water, our 12 family farms (encompassing 15,000 acres) are located within the pristine Himalayas, the best tea growing region in the world." Learn more at: http://www.ineeka.com/
10/01/2010 9:51:38 AM CDT
roz harris says ...
Is the farm in Illinois? Thank you roz harris
09/29/2010 5:45:27 PM CDT
World Food Inc. says ...
Had Ineeka tea when visiting Chicago last year and was delighted to learn more about the company on this blog. Keep up the good work. The items here are well-written, informative and most of all, they're inspiring to shop, cook and eat the right way. Well done.
09/19/2010 9:38:21 PM CDT
Dave S. says ...
GREAT company doing GREAT things!! Nice piece on them!
09/21/2010 3:23:28 PM CDT
Linda says ...
Way to go!! I hope more companies see this and use this as a model of what a business should be -- caring for the earth, caring for its customers, and caring for its employees. I will definitely check my local WF to see if this brand is carried.
09/23/2010 2:03:56 PM CDT
Debra Meyer says ...
Do you know where I can get some good artichoke tea bags? Your help will be much appreciated. Thank You Debra
04/26/2014 10:18:09 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DEBRA - Our products differ between stores. Check with your local store to see what they have in stock!
04/28/2014 1:57:00 PM CDT