About Us

Catalyst Tea Company is a local female-owned small business dedicated to helping people explore the world of loose-leaf herbal tea. We sell only high-quality, minimally processed, loose-leaf herbs and tea leaves; free of added flavors or preservatives. In addition to making our own proprietary blends, we also sell DIY at-home herbal tea blending kits, and regularly organize tea blending workshops for other members of the community to learn about the history, benefits and traditional uses of teas, herbs, and tea blending techniques.

 

We believe that the benefits of tea, both mental and physical, are most potent when only whole, pure ingredients are used. A tea or herbal infusion made three hundred years ago would be no different from that made with our products. All our tea blends, tisanes and DIY tea blending kits are organic, small batch and hand blended. We carefully select the ingredients and test the flavors ourselves. Only then do our best blends – our personal favorites – make it out there for everyone else to enjoy.

"A tea or herbal infusion made three hundred years ago would be no different from that made with our products" 

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Meet The Owner

Growing up in the countryside of Eastern Europe, I was always close to nature. In the summertime my granny and I would normally go to the forest to collect wild berries, mushrooms, and herbs. Every evening, she would have a cup of tea using some of what we had collected. Making and enjoying tea with family and friends is deeply intertwined with our culture. I always enjoyed sharing the pleasure and benefits of daily tea rituals like these with my friends in Europe and North America, and it is a major reason why I formed Catalyst Tea Company. 

Karina Stafford, Owner