Teatulia expands online store and retail distribution

Teatulia expands online store and retail distribution

Teatulia's line of organic single-garden teas are available online and at stores throughout the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

It has never been more convenient, or cost effective, to get your hands on exquisite, organic teas unlike any you’ve experienced before. Teatulia teas reflect the pristine and delicate environment from which they hail.

Teatulia Tea is truly unique in a world that boasts many fine teas. First it comes direct to customers from a single tea garden in Northern Bangladesh's Tetulia region where it is cultivated without the use of toxic, synthetic pesticides of fertilizers. Teatulia is the only tea garden in Bangladesh to be USDA certified organic, using a system of farming that rejuvenates the land on which its tea is grown, resulting in a refreshingly clean flavor. The company's commitment to sustainability carries all the way through to the packaging: compostable canisters, biodegradable silken pyramid tea bags, water-based inks and labels made from recycled papers.

Teatulia offers its line of fresh, high-quality, whole leaf organic teas in fine restaurants, cafés, and upscale brick and mortar locations across the United States, the U.K. and Canada. In the U.S., for example, customers may purchase Teatulia at Whole Foods Markets nationwide; Alfalfa's Market in Boulder; Central Market in Texas; Harmons Market in Utah; Andronico's in San Francisco; Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacies across the Western U.S.; MOM's Organic Market in Washington, DC; and other top-notch retailers.  

Teatulia can be enjoyed tableside at the following fine restaurants: Table 6, Piatti Ristorante, The Hornet, Gaia Bistro, Linger, Root Down, Colt & Gray, Z'Cuisine, Bittersweet, Elway's District Meats, Coohills and Fuel Café in Denver. Outside of Denver, Teatulia is available at: Atlas Café and Mission Pie in the San Francisco Bay area; City Olive Market in Chicago; Café Grumpy, Eli's Manhattan, and Lifethyme Market in New York City; Essene Market & Café in Philadelphia; Rice Restaurant, Tryst Coffeehouse, Tranquil Space Yoga Studio, Bliss Spa and Chinatown Coffee in the Washington, DC area; and C'est Si Bon in Palm Beach, Florida. In Canada, Teatulia is available at the Blue Banana Market in Toronto; and in the U.K. at Harrod's in London.

Thanks to Teatulia's enhanced website, consumers can easily locate a nearby retail store by entering a zip code, or purchase tea direct from Teatulia's online store. Holiday shoppers are invited to fill their cart with any number of gifts that help support the economy, education and sustainability initiatives in northern Bangladesh. And, until the end of December, online buyers receive free shipping on every order. Gift ideas include teaware, Teatulia 100% organic, cotton fiber and sweat-shop free T-Shirts, Teatulia Holiday Sampler Packs, Tea & Chocolate and Tea Medley samplers, The Teatulia Tea Flight, or sending a "Tea of the Month" for a year.

Teatulia has seen a significant rise in its business since the Company was founded in 2009.  "Tea continues to be a shining star in the U.S. beverage market," reports firm Packaged Facts. Bolstered by consumers' unquenchable thirst for tea's variety of flavors and healthy qualities, tea has shown resilience in the economic downturn. "The category has experienced solid growth in the last year, with double digit gains," stated Packaged Facts in its October 2011 report, "Tea and Ready to Drink Tea in the U.S., 4th Edition."

"We are particularly pleased to work with our brick and mortar retail partners to offer customers greater access to Teatulia teas," says Linda Appel Lipsius, Co-Founder and CEO of the woman and minority-owned business. "We also are pleased to offer free shipping from our online store in December so people all over the U.S. can try our teas—even if they don't have a brick and mortar option locally. We know that after one sip, the fresh, clean taste of Teatulia will have customers hooked," she says.

"Our Teatulia organic tea garden is nestled against the Himalayas to the North and the Brahmaputra and Ganges Rivers to the South. Into this perfect tea-growing land, we introduced strong, vibrant saplings," Linda Appel Lipsius continues. "Since then, the tea plants have been encouraged and nurtured, and it is from here that all of our sustainably harvested, premium organic tea comes. Our goal is to make Teatulia broadly available for anyone who enjoys exquisite tea, and may also appreciate our efforts to make the world a better place."

By establishing a certified organic tea garden in the Tetulia Upazila region of Bangladesh—Teatulia's namesake—the company has helped to restore the eco-system, create jobs, and serve the local community by building new school libraries and recreation facilities for youth, promoting adult literacy education, and improving access to safe hygiene and health care. An example of a far-reaching program with staying power is the establishment of cooperative cattle-lending programs for people living in the garden's surrounding communities. Members receive a milking cow, which enables then to milk and breed the cows as they wish, in exchange for payment of one liter of milk per day back to the cooperative. Most members manage to pay off their cow within two to three years and are allowed to keep any calves that the cow bears.

Holiday shoppers and tea enthusiasts who wish to enjoy Teatulia, and receive free shipping until January 1, 2012, can order online at Teatulia.com. Additionally, Teatulia Teas are available on Amazon.com.  

About Teatulia

Teatulia, founded in 2009, is a woman and minority-owned business with a mission to provide "100% organic teas with a purpose." With its line of single-origin, premium certified organic teas, Teatulia's work helps support local economies, education and sustainability initiatives in northern Bangladesh. The company also is committed to fully compostable and recyclable packaging, down to the biodegradable teabags. Teatulia teas are available online at www.Teatulia.com, and at leading natural, organic and specialty food stores and select restaurants, cafés and coffee houses in Colorado and throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, contact Linda Appel Lipsius at Teatulia, tel 303.433.2980, [email protected].

Look for Teatulia at these upcoming shows:

  •  37th Winter Fancy Food Show, Jan. 15-17, 2012, Moscone Center, San Francisco, Booth 1251
  • New York International Gift Fair, Jan. 28 – Feb. 2, 2012, Javits Center, New York, Booth 7406


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