Five Things Metolius Tea Will Never Do

  1. We will never use the phrase "Sip the Sensation."

  2. We will never certify organic, as long as it cuts us off from the small farmers who use the best organic practices. 

  3. We will never refer to a plant, person, or place as "exotic."

  4. We will never use synthetic flavoring. I used it when I started my company because I thought I had to compete with the "Pina Colada Bliss Exotic Nights" teas on the market. As I learned about natural and artificial flavoring, I changed my mind. The FDA casts a very wide net around the word "natural."  Outside of my company, I am not a purist.  I'll eat a reeses peanut butter cup if it is thrown my way. But tea is an every day act.  My tea is a tribute to the fact that plants are still good all by themselves--no cover up, no amplification, no modification, no addictive chemistry shenanigans. Plants, well grown and well crafted into tea and tea blends, are good enough for me and good enough for you.

  5. We will never tell you that a tea or herb will make you lose weight. Except that one plant, as my friend Howie Brounstein says, that grows way up on the top of a hill, and you have to climb up and down that hill every day to harvest its fresh leaves.

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