Monday, August 18, 2008

Good for you, good for the environment

I read about Arthur Ebeling on the CNN blog "young people who rock" last week and have been meaning to write a little something about him and the business he started.

Ebeling grew up making tea from herbs picked in his grandmother's backyard and is now the CEO of Eastern Isles Tea, his own organic tea company. $1.00 from each sale is put towards the companies $1 million dollar goal for the Eastern Isles Global Initiative, a huge donation towards global warming research. Ebeling strongly believes that partnering social change with business is a great way to raise awareness. And just saying... he is only 23 years old. He started his business in college. Love it!

To order the tea and learn about harvesting techniques and what makes these teas unique, visit http://www.easternisles.com/


I'm about to order the Penglai Darjeeling Organic: "Considered the champagne of teas, this Darjeeling is aromatic with sweet, fruity, muscatel notes. Enjoy each smooth, golden cup either hot or as a cool refresher."

Yum.

3 comments:

tina.turco said...

I wish my grandmother grew tea and I picked it when I was little and started a company when I was in college and made enough money to set a goal of $1 million for nature. Dag. What am I doing with my life. I make no difference.

Becky said...

Is he the one that makes that prenatal/maternal tea?

DEBORAH said...

Great question Becky. No, he isn't the same tea manufacturer but you know I am going to have to write about that maternal tea now :-)