We founded two leaves and a bud tea company because we couldn't find a great cuppa' tea. Founder Richard Rosenfeld traveled extensively in Asia and India, but found himself frustrated by the lack of good tea in North America. He started two leaves and a bud tea company to bring great teas to tea drinkers here.
two leaves and a bud tea company is based in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, just down the road from Aspen. Snowy mornings, even in the summer, are not uncommon and we drink a lot of tea.
two leaves and a bud teas have received praise and awards from around the world, including a Best New Tea award for 2005-2006 from the Specialty Coffee Association of the United States. In 2006, ourEarl Grey Tea won the Peoples Choice Award at the Great Canadian Tea Steep-Off.
two leaves and a bud is Certified Organic through QAI and CERES. All but 3 of our teas are USDA Certified Organic; Alpine Berry Herbal, Tamayokucha, and Jasmine Petal.
two leaves and a bud tea co. proudly supports many local charities as well as provides donations to fund-raising events across the country. Our contributions range from Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, National Public Radio, Slow Food USA and various education, art and youth programs, as well as community heath programs and centers.
We are very proud to be a founding member of the Trust Organic Small Farmers Alliance. two leaves and a bud tea co. supports small family run tea gardens. Many small farmers are not able to make a living, unable to make enough to cover the costs of growing their own tea. It is of the utmost importance that we as a company support the preservation of traditional farming methods and help to overcome the disadvantages for small organic farmers. In doing so we will all benefit from higher quality teas, raising the bar for premium quality Organic and Fair Trade teas. two leaves and a bud has taken action towards this cause and actively participated in initiating and partnering in the Trust Organic Small Farmers. We are interested in pushing forward our new common alliance by trying to implement innovative grass-root projects for sustainable development.