American Royal Tea believes in promoting and using only 100% organic, non-GMO herbs, spices, roots and flowers, and in supporting organic farmers and workers in the United States for sourcing and producing its high quality infusions (tisanes). Locally and nationally sourced ingredients are used where available.
Commitment to the Environment
American Royal Tea is committed to the environment and makes all efforts to reduce consumer waste in packaging, mailing and shipping.
One of the things that make American Royal Tea different is the packaging. Premium loose leaf teas and tisanes are packaged in reusable tea tins or 90% post-consumer recycled zip top kraft pouches.
Starting March 1, 2017, American Royal Tea will discontinue tea tins as a part of standard packaging. Tea tins in 2 ounces, 4 ounces, and 8 ounces sizes will be made available for purchase separately. Zip top pouches in 2 ounces, 4 ounces, and 8 ounces, and tie top kraft paper coffee bags for 8 ounces and 16 ounces will remain in inventory.
Two-part cardboard cylinders will be made available on selected items.
4 ounce tea tin caddies will be made available for purchase separately.
Gift Wrapping Available
Gift wrapping is available for selected items. 100% recyclable and biodegradable paper is used for packaging.
Washi tape is often used for gift wrapping adornment.
What is Washi Tape
To put it simply, washi tape is a high quality masking tape made of rice paper. Rice paper is a bit of a troublesome term in and of itself but basically rice paper isn't made of rice but usually out of other short, strong plant fibres. (Omiyage).
American Royal Tea uses environmentally-friendly Washi tape for product packaging and tea tin closure. Washi tape is non-toxic and safe.