Navy Trader Co
Love Tea has long been an inspiration to us at Navy Trader Co. The beautiful Melbourne brand is one of the best when it comes to ethics, quality, health and the environment. Not to mention that their products look and taste great too!
Today we share five reasons why we love Love Tea!
Love Tea is female-founded and still family owned
Love Tea was founded 14 years ago, by then 22-year old Natural Medicine student, Emma Watson. Her mission was to provide people with access to herbs that would help them improve their health in an accessible and affordable way.
With the help of partner Damien Amos, who was brought up on a biodynamic farm, the pair started developing recipes and building the business as Emma finished her Naturopath studies. Fast forward 14 years and the pair have 3 gorgeous children, a team of 8, and somewhat of a cult following of tea-obsessed people around the world!
Love Tea is committed to sustainability
More than just a buzz word, Love Tea’s commitment to sustainability runs through their whole business.
1% For the Planet
Love Tea was one of the first Australian companies to become members of 1% For the Planet, through which they donate at least 1% of annual revenue.
All Love Tea packaging is completely compostable. The cellophane pouches break down quickly and the tea bags are plant based, completely biodegradable and can be home composted. All of their cardboard is post-consumer board and printed with vegetable-based inks.
Love Tea's ACO certified organic status means they don’t include sugars, flavours or contaminants in their products – they're a pure form of organic ingredients.
Love Tea works directly with a range of growing communities around the world and supports them through fair trade contributions, and a majority fair trade certified product range.
All Love Tea brews are blended and packed in Melbourne, while the brand collaborates with growers and small scale cooperatives around the world to fairly source organic ingredients.
Every brew is beneficial
True to their Naturopath background and commitment to health, Love Tea blends have a strong focus on wellness, with natural herbal blends to support digestion, stress management, sleep and skin health. We're currently loving the Sleep Tea
– with passionflower, valerian and lavender, which have traditionally been used to support the nervous system – to aid relaxation and improve sleep quality. Gentle, comforting and earthy, we're loving the smooth, slightly sweet and refined mint finish.
There's a Love Tea for every occasion
From the warming Honey Spiced Chai, the caffeine-free indulgence of Coconut Orange and the refreshing zing of Detox – there's a Love Tea for every time of day. We're also big fans of the focus on mums, with a Pregnancy blend featuring
lemon balm, nettle leaf and chamomile, and a
fennel, fenugreek and caraway seed-studded Breastfeeding brew as well. Even better, all Love Teas come in both loose leaf and pyramid bags!