For Mother Nature.
Ethically and sustainably sourced from small farms & harest partners
Herbs are harvested from carefully selected locations with a focus on cleanliness (no chemicals/gmo's) and good energy--and no harm to the environment. Herb harvest and packaging is sustainable and herb sourcing is transparent. Wild plants are not over-harvested and we do not sell endangered plants.
Simple Teas and Herbals is a (very!) small company with a mission to ensure that the herbs we sell are transparently sourced and responsibly and sustainably harvested from clean locations. We don't sell endangered plants and we partner with small farms/wildcrafters who follow sustainable practices, paying them fairly.
The majority of the medicinal herbs used in the US are imported, primarily from India and eastern Europe (UN Trade Statistics Database).
While efforts are increasing on the part of herb supporters to increase transparency in sourcing to ensure fair trade practices and ethical and sustainable harvests, increased demand for these herbs is resulting in growing problems.
In the US, overharvest of wild herbs for the domestic market has endangered many medicinal plants. Ginseng is on the critical list and demand for white sage has grown so much that it too is endangered in the wild.
A good resource to read more on this is unitedplantsavers.org.
Almost all of the time, there are effective, non-endangered alternative medicinal plants that can be used instead of endangered plants.
To find out more about Simple Teas and Herbals' transparent sourcing practices, see our partner web site at simpleteasandherbals.com.
Simple Teas and Herbals offers wild-harvested--and ethically harvested medicinal herbal teas, tinctures, honey infusion and some wonderful other herbal goodies. Our herbs come from a variety of traditional medicinal use: African, Asian, European and Native American.
What makes Simple Teas and Herbals different? Our "do, not say" philosophy. We celebrate the wild: Our business model incorporates conservation and we are committed to transparency. Herb labels list the herb's origin by region and locality, not just the country.
For more information, see our blog "About our wild medicinal herbs".
We occasionally do some vendor events and will be posting them here!
Finished the state regulatory process! Woohoo! It took some time!
Please see our blog on Simple Teas and Herbals, "About our wild medicinal herbs" for more information on this.
Need help selecting herbal teas or herbal tinctures or finding other sustainable herbal products? Reach out. Please note: We cannot offer medical advice.
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Our mission is to introduce people to wonderful herbs and to be a positive influence on both environment and community. Herbal products are transparently and ethically sourced (no endangered plants are sold) and herbs are labelled clearly for source location. We pay farm partners/harvest partners fairly, seeking out small farmers who practice regenerative farming and we ask our farmers to set aside land for rewilding. To learn more, please visit www.simpleteasandherbals.com
About the store: More herbal products will be added as the season progresses so be sure to check back!