Oteas is another great tea on the market. I first found out about Oteas last year, at a TIFF gift lounge event in Toronto. This annual event is called Bask-It-Style and its mission is to gift celebrities who come to TIFF every year with products from an array of high-profile sponsors from different industries -- fashion, beauty, publishing, technology, exquisite foods and beverages, and other industries. I have attended Bask-It-Style event every year since 2012. This year however, the event was postponed due of Covid.
For many of us, a big part of our life in 2020 happened at home and online. I have worked from home ever since the pandemic started in March, and I have not attended any fashion events in Toronto this year. So instead of getting together at parties and events, we keep in touch with friends and extended family online. The case is the same for writers and bloggers who keep in touch with their favourite brands online, since the fashion events are no longer happening like they used to up until last year.
Recently Oteas sent me a box of tea to try it. The box is called Fan Favourites, and it includes 25 tea bags, 5 flavours.
-Strawberries and Cream
-Organic Earl Grey
-Organic Green Tea with Peppermint
-Organic Lemongrass, Ginger and Cinnamon.
But besides the 5 flavours that come in the box, Oteas team also included 7 other tea samples for me in the package:
-Organic Lemongrass, Apple and Hibiscus
-Organic Rooibos Vanilla
-Orange and Ginger
-Black Tea with Caramel
-English Breakfast Tea
Oteas is environment friendly. A conscious awakening has occurred across the globe. Great taste, and far less waste is what modern grocery consumers want. Oteas believes that in order to elevate our human health, our physical environment should not have to be compromised. The company is committed to using high quality hand blended ingredients, and 100% plant-based packaging. This commitment puts Oteas in a league of their own as a quality tea 100% plastic free, biodegradable and a true zero waste consumer product.
The Oteas boxes are recyclable and reusable, following Forest Stewardship Council standards. Forest Stewardship Council sets high standards to make sure that forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible manner. The boxes are also printed with vegetable ink, and they can be recycled or composted without concern of chemicals from printing. I am actually thinking to reuse this beautiful box as a gift box for Christmas or someone’s birthday. I could decorate it with some scrapbook paper and turn it into a gift box, for a small gift like cookies, chocolate or a candle.
The biofilm envelope of the tea bag is certified as home compostable. It completely decomposes into water and carbon dioxide. The time it takes to decompose depends on temperature, soil PH and the amount of microorganisms present.
And finally, the tea bag, the string and the tag are 100% biodegradable, they will biodegrade over time as the tea bag is made out of corn starch.
Oteas tea also makes a great gift, I would include a few tea bags in an organza sachet like this one and make a small gift with Oteas tea to include it in a Christmas basket for a dear one.
Strawberries and Cream
Hibiscus Rose hip peel
Rose hip peels
Sweet blackberry leaves
Organic Earl Grey
Cornflower Essence of bergamot
Organic Green Tea with Peppermint
Organic green tea
Lemongrass, Ginger and Cinnamon (all organic ingredients)
Pink corn flowers.
Give Oteas a try, you will love it for sure! I still have enough tea bags left in my box, so I will definitely enjoy this delightful tea over the upcoming holiday season.
Photo credit: Victoria West