Dew Good with Tea Drops
Our newest Dew Good vendor is Tea Drops! This company is based in California and comes in with 4 out of 5 dewdrops from our Heaven’s Dew Product Choosing Criteria. Those 4 include:
Here is their mission quoted from their website: We create magical tea moments that connect you to what’s important.
Tea Drops was founded by Sashee Chandran in 2015.
Here’s her story:
I started Tea Drops in 2015 because I was looking for an environmentally friendly, convenient, yet high quality tea experience that simply didn’t exist. By making an assortment of bagless, organic, whole leaf teas, Tea Drops sheds 15% less waste than traditional tea bags. Tea Drops has become a favorite among new and experienced tea drinkers alike, and is proud to support a female forward supply chain. We support fair trade, organic harvesting, and all our teas are kosher certified. With every box we sell, we donate a year’s supply of clean water through the Thirst Project.
Thus far, Tea Drops has built 4 water wells and has also donated enough clean water to support over 167,232 individuals and counting through The Thirst Project.
The Thirst Project
A little about the Thirst Project: This organization was founded in 2008 by a 19-year-old college student and 7 of his college friends who felt God tug on their hearts to get involved in a clean water initiative. They started with $70 of their own money and began by simply engaging with people on the street in Los Angeles about the immense need for clean water around the world. After significant interest from schools, they realized that even though there were many organizations focused on clean water, none of them targeted the activation of young people. That’s how The Thirst Project was born. They take great care when telling the stories of those who need clean water and then helping them get clean water. They respect those they are trying to help by establishing relationships with locals who find prospective communities who could benefit from better water sources. They are then paid to do the work themselves. Read more about this amazing initiative at http://thirstproject.org
Back to Tea Drops.
What is a Tea Drop, anyway?
Drop, Stir, Enjoy! Tea Drops are organic, ground leaf teas and herbs that are pressed into fun shapes. They melt in water — like a bath bomb, except it’s tea! Swirl cup gently while consuming to capture every prebiotic-filled sip or filter out at the end — it’s up to your preference!
Sustainability at Tea Drops
One of the goals of Tea Drops is to be more sustainable and to reduce the use of plastics. According to their website, they are actively working toward a 100% compostable tea pouch that will also keep their tea drops fresh. Here are some of the steps they have taken toward sustainability so far…
Their paperboard cylinders and wood boxes are already fully biodegradable. Here is how using 30% PCR in their pouches helps our planet.
Our goal – working toward a more sustainable product – has been part of our mission since we were founded. Tea Drops are already less waste than a traditional tea bag. Our next step is to further reduce plastics and to improve on what we have already saved. While we realize, we are not 100% there, we are actively in search of a pouch that is fully compostable, but can also protect the quality of the Tea Drop by ensuring freshness and protection in transit. Thanks for your patience with us as we evolve — we appreciate your support!
How do you use tea drops?
For hot tea:
- Add tea drop to a cup
- Pour in 4-6oz boiling water
- Stir to help tea drop melt
For a tea Latte: Steps 1-3 above for hot tea
- Use less boiling water (2-4oz) for a creamier and milkier latte taste
- Steam or froth your milk of choice if desired
- Add creamer or milk to taste
For iced tea or iced milk tea: Add tea drop to cup
- Pour in 4oz boiling water
- Stir to help tea drop melt
- Pour over a cup of ice
- Add 4oz cold water or cold milk of choice
- Add fruit or garnish if desired
Tea Drops are certified organic and are also Fair Trade Certified. They are Vegan, Kosher, Women-Owned+Led, and Made in the USA.
Heaven’s Dew carries single tea drops as well as canisters and boxes. We have many different flavors including Ginger Peach, Chocolate Gingerbread, Pumpkin Spice, Unsweetened Citrus Ginger, Hello Kitty English Breakfast, Rose Earl Gray, and Matcha Green. We have a tea drop for your preferred caffeine level and taste! Tea Drops make great gifts. They are also super easy to pack in backpacks or purses so you can enjoy a cup of tea on the go!
Here’s a fun recipe from Tea Drops to try this winter season using Pumpkin Spice Tea Drops!
Creamy and delicious! This Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate has us drooling. Made with Pumpkin Spice Tea Drops, this recipe is perfect for sipping while you watch your favorite movie with your favorite people!
- 1 Pumpkin Spice Tea Drops, melted in 20z boiling water
- 1 packet of dark/rich chocolate hot cocoa mix (Try our Treehouse Originals Drinking Chocolate!)
- Oat milk (or milk of choice – steamed/frothed with hot cocoa mix)
- Whipped cream
- Toppings/garnishes (Pocky, Piroline cookies, mini marshmallows, cinnamon/cocoa powder dusting)
- Melt Pumpkin Spice Tea drop in about 2oz of boiling water (enough to cover the drop in a mug with water)
- Steam milk of choice, froth or whip in the hot cocoa mix.
- Pour into mug and top with tea, stir to mix
- Add whipped cream and a dusting of ground cinnamon
After you try it out, let us know what you think!