The Algonquin Tea Company offers 100% certified organic, hand-picked, indigenous Canadian herbs and blended herbal teas. Picked at the optimum time and dried naturally in dark drying rooms, all of the herbs used in the teas are naturalized Canadian–Algonquin plants. The Algonquin Tea brand is a eco-friendly company using bleach-free tea bags, and 100 % recycled packaging with Double Aqua Coat. All sealed and reusable plastic pouches are guaranteed to seal herbs fully for up to two years.
Additionally, the company ensures that the wild-crafting does not endanger wild plants when harvested sustainably by a professional who understands their cycles. Growing and harvesting areas in Whitney, located at the east gate of Algonquin Park on the Madawaska River, The Algonquin Tea Company practices permaculture forest gardening on a 200-acre homestead in Golden Lake where certified organic herbs are grown. All herbs are handpicked in the wild in a sustainable manner, picking amounts that a deer would graze. Rare herbs are grown organically using non-mechanical, ecologically integrated and permacultural methods. No fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides are used in or anywhere near where the herbs are grown or picked for the teas.
The Algonquin Tea Company is a collective of dedicated Earth lovers who had a vision of sharing the healing medicine of plants from the Algonquin area. Started in 1996, the first bioregional company in North America was a decade ahead of the “Local Food” movement.