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TruBy Tru
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TruBy Tru
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About

Purpose of Our Kickstarter

Tea Witch Tea has grown a lot since its start four years ago, but now we need your help. We're trying to raise $5,000 by the Spring Equinox of this year (March 20, 2015). We are fortunate enough to have a gypsy wagon, two mobile tea carts, a small trailer, and space to formulate our teas (pictures below), but as we have expanded, the potential for Tea Witch Tea has grown beyond our wildest imaginings.

Here we have listed our goal as $5,000 dollars. Although that money would go a long way for our business, our vision for Tea Witch Tea has endless possibilities. We've always known that the reason behind this project's existence is way bigger than ourselves. Throughout the years, we have been blessed enough to be able to keep up with the fire that fueled this project. However, as we continue to expand, we find ourselves humbled by the bright future of Tea Witch Tea. It seems to be taking on a life of its own, which naturally, we knew would happen since what we are representing goes way beyond us. It has never been about us, and to quote the founder of TWT, "It all goes back to the plants."

Tea Witch Tea is simply a vessel which allows a greater cause to come through. Our mission has always been to help heal the planet and all of our fellow earthlings.We envision traveling around the country in our gypsy caravan and serving out teas to the people of the nation. Maybe we'll even come to a town near you! We are hoping to bring this dream to life, and we plan on documenting the adventure on social media. Your donation will help fuel that project.

Additionally, Tea Witch Tea is fortunate to have many volunteers to help Tru spread her magical brews - reaching our goal would allow Tea Witch Tea to give back to the many people who have volunteered their hearts, time, and talents to the company since the beginning.

"Thank you to the loyal Tea Witch Tea witches and warlocks who purchase our tea, understand our mission, and continue to encourage us. With the mysteries of the plants I continue to be awakened to respect and cherish them."-Tru

"Pagan Girl" painting by Charlie Terrell, used with permission: All content belongs to Tea Witch Tea®
"Pagan Girl" painting by Charlie Terrell, used with permission: All content belongs to Tea Witch Tea®

What is Tea Witch Tea?

Tea Witch Tea is a medicinal, herbal tea brand that encompasses superior taste for the senses with witty musings for the mind. All teas— root, flower, bark, leaf, berry, and stem— are handcrafted with non-GMO ingredients, are 100% certified organic, ethically wild-crafted, and are locally assembled in Rochester, NY. Tea Witch Tea formulates all teas in small batches with a very tiny green footprint; conscious that the planet is large, however our waste is not. At Tea Witch Tea our goal is to appeal to all your senses, making Tea Witch Tea ‘A Ritual Within the Cup’. 

From it's humble beginnings, the mission of Tea Witch Tea has always surrounded the 'Ritual Within the Cup'- the idea that tea drinking is a sublime pleasure, and that ancient medicine can be brewed and relished, shared with company or enjoyed in self-solitude. The love and care that goes into creating these one-of-a-kind blended, organic teas are altruistic and meant to be shared. 

Won't you join us for a cup?

Steeping Our Organic Medicinal Tea
Steeping Our Organic Medicinal Tea

Our Story

Tea Witch Tea founder Tru began her small tea company in 2011 when she felt that she wasn't getting enough vitamins, nutrients, and minerals in a lot of the teas available within the open market. Thirty years into a career as a holistic esthetician, she felt she wanted to broaden her knowledge of plants and science by attending Herb school in Ithaca.

“I had always known fundamentally and intuitively that organic herb based topical applications produced more effective results.”-Tru

In September of that year, she arrived home from an herbal conference in New Mexico to learn of a large political and social movement in New York City - Occupy Wall Street. She was so taken by the cause and the determined protestors that she knew she had to become involved in some way. After researching the movement she discovered a local Rochester based chapter for Occupy Wall Street and went to observe their meetings, and protests. As the months progressed, she watched the campers, who were initially vibrant, healthy, and excited about what was going on, become affected by the winter environment, their spirits and health declining. So, she began bringing them home brewed tea, and little by little, she watched as they regained their health, and spirit.  Tru realized that she really wanted to focus on wholeness, health, and tea. Inspired by this realization, she travelled to Salem, MA, feeling as though if there was any place that would have teas on the shelf that were a little different, more medicinal and wild crafted, that they would probably be there. However, she was shocked to find that there were no healing teas in Salem. It was from all this that she was inspired to create Tea Witch Tea - a medicinal and organic herbal tea company.

Blending New Medicinal Teas
Blending New Medicinal Teas

The Women Behind Tea Witch Tea

The women behind Tea Witch Tea like to remain a mystery. In the era of the selfie, we wish to remain anonymous. Founder Tru and her talented tribe of many are working towards a collaborative effort; no one face is the face of this brand. You will not see our faces in full, in the video nor in our pictures on our website. We want mystery to surround the Tea Witch Tea brand, and the focus to remain solely on our delightful, medicinal, and witchy teas. 

Our Teas

Price:

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$3.00 Sample (5 Cups), $8.00 (30 Cups), and $17.00 (60+ Cups)

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7 Wicked Spindles: Bedtime Tea*

Do the worries of the world have you feeling all wound up? Take a moment to untangle your thoughts. Steep your anxieties away with this nervine cocktail of soothing lavender, sleepy chamomile, relaxing linden leaf, and dreamy California poppy. Passion flower provides an immune boost, and it combines beautifully with spearmint to soothe the inner organs. The fresh herbaceous body is marked by citrus overtones, followed by a delightful hint of mint. Sink deeply into a meditative state; a place where your mind and physical being can just… Let go.

Bitter Passion Scorned: Lemon Hibiscus

Sometimes opposites not only attract, they ignite. Raucous Lemon Peel and Hibiscus meet gentle Vanilla Rooibos and Chamomile. The resulting alchemical union makes for an improbable balance of bittersweet tones, and high and low notes that taste like a liquid symphony.

Coco Loco: Chocolate Chai

You want, need, and simply cannot live without chocolate! This decadent guilt-free blend will cure that craving with a healthy dose of rich antioxidant cocoa. Low in calories, cocoa contains iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc, and it helps reduce inflammation in the body. Add mildly sweet kukicha green tea, spicy cardamon, and toasted coconut to the mix. They speed the metabolism, help lower cholesterol, serve as an antidepressant, and increase energy! Bold and robust, with a faint nutty flavor, this blend is perfect for those moments where chocolate is the answer, and nothing else will do.

Crimson Coven: Rooibos Tea/Iced Tea

Red as a summer sunset, with a balance of tart and fruit notes, this wine-like brew is loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids. Served cold or hot, this red and green rooibos based infusion shimmers with vitality.

Fear~Less: Anti-Anxiety*

Ground yourself through this stimulating earthy tea. The stir of Ginkgo encourages movement and provides the mental stamina needed to pursue your goals with wild abandon. Sedative kava and valerian root allow you to analyze situations from new, calmer perspectives. Diuretic dandelion releases the physical stress and anxiety we hold in our stomachs, while Meadow sweet and Holy basil serve as antimicrobials, healing ulcers throughout the mouth and digestive system. Purifying peppermint rounds out this mild and sweet herbal brew. Proceed through life with the knowledge and clarity that you are more powerful than any obstacle in your way. 

Ghost Blood: Jasmine Green Tea

Increase your immunity, energy levels, and vibration with this delicate floral blend. Antioxidant jasmine green tea provides an enchanting aromatic base. While astringent rose hips serve up a powerful dose of vitamin C. Fragrant rose buds provide antiviral properties, vitamin C, and help the body replenish hydration. Sumac soothes the stomach, acting as a diuretic. Deceptively subtle, this brew is loaded with soluble vitamins and minerals to enhance your body’s natural defense systems. 

Illumi-Not-T: Coffee Alternative

The courage to face the facts! It’s time to wake up and get with the program. Chicory root delivers stealthy fiber while producing healthy intestinal flora. The power of Yerba mate helps reduce stress while focusing on central nervous system endurance. Salvia keeps the brain expanding, reducing that negative haunting chatter of “No, you can’t!” Yes, you can! Reminding us you absolutely will. Stimulate cerebral brain cells with Rosmaris and breathe in the clarity. Seal the deal! You have unlocked the hidden knowledge within the oracle.

Over It: Hangover Tea*

Revive your weary spirits with a tea designed to replenish both body and mind. Reishi mushrooms are a powerful immune booster that helps the body fight viral infection, organ disease, and high cholesterol. Willow bark and lemon peel serve as natural analgesics, reducing fever and pain, and promoting liver health. Rose hip helps the body retain hydration, and is loaded with vitamin C. Ginkgo is a renowned mental stimulant, while antioxidant brahmi leaf enhances mental clarity, improves memory, and reduces depression and anxiety. Chrysanthemum serves as both a nerve tonic and immune booster. This tangy, woody brew may not be your usual cup of tea, but it is replete with minerals to sustain your mortal being. Your body works hard, sip this one for the team.

Pity A Fool: Green Tea

If you’re tired, dehydrated, and worse for the wear, boost your immune system and energy levels with this nutrient-packed brew. Rosehips provide a potent dose of vitamin C, while hydrating Rosebuds serve as an antiviral. Rooibos aids in fighting infection and replenishes your body’s hydration. Kukicha green twig tea helps digestion while supplying vitamins C, B1, B2, A, and Niacin. While warm Vanilla notes highlight green tea undertones with a distinctive Rose essence. Drink up, feel better. Let’s get you out of that rut!

Power C: Immune Tonic*

This mineral-rich tea contains a concentrated dose of vitamins and alkaline to give your immune system the support it needs. Nutrients are most effective when metabolized by the body, and the rose hips in this blend provide an incredible natural dose of vitamin C. Rose buds replenish hydration and act as an antiviral, while sumac soothes the stomach and serves as a diuretic. The body of this cocktail is a mellow floral bouquet, which can be drank alone or added to another beverage. Don’t fade away, Power Up!

Sacred Wolf: Earthy Orange Tea

Earthy, woodsy, hinting at spice— close your eyes. Let this blend take you on a journey through the forest in your mind. Honey bush hydrates and helps digestion, while Anise serves as an antibacterial stress-reliever and expectorant. Potent and medicinal reishi mushrooms boost the immune system, and will aid in your healing. Aromatic orange peel adds vitamin C, and tangy sumac notes round out this full-bodied brew, serving as a diuretic and ulcer treatment. Give your body the nourishment it needs to run wild like the wolf.

Secret Service: Headache & Migraine Tea*

Strengthen your body’s natural defenses with this potent aromatic blend. Smokey gunpowder green tea paired with pungent ginger root boosts the immune system, relieves achy joints, and helps prevent the production of free radicals. Anti- inflammatory feverfew reduces headaches, while red clover serves as a detoxifying blood cleanser. Elderberry leaf and flowers aid sinus and respiratory ailments, and wild cherry bark acts as a cough suppressant. Lemon verbena supports immune function, and relieves anxiety, while spearmint provides digestive relief. Give your body the artillery it needs to fend off any ailments that strike. 

Sepulchre Vine: Raspberry Rose Tea

Pound a drum, straighten your spine, and slide into those riding boots. Your carriage awaits you. The courage and protection of four simple plants will save you. Rose gently nourishes the lungs, and boosts Vitamin C. Raspberry leaf suppresses the virus while strengthening weary bones and joints. Tenacious Dandelion reduces inflammation, forging iron into blood. Completed with the quickened, brute strength of hawthorn berry; helps regulate core body temperature while lowering blood pressure. Intrepidity and safekeeping channeled into the force of four. Respect recovery inside this earth vessel and carry on...

Unveiling Jade: Oolong Tea

This earthy, full-bodied blend takes root in ancestral Chinese herbs. Oolong tea provides a powerful antioxidant and detoxifying base; accentuated by calming red ginseng, and chrysanthemum, which is used in traditional medicine as an elixir for the mind. Powerful juniper berries serve as an antioxidant and antibacterial, paired with the blood pressure reducing effects of sacred lotus. Goji berries boost the immune system, while selfheal provides internal organ support, and anxiety relief. Purifying peppermint aids in digestion, and beautifully rounds out this unique, yet familiar brew. 

Voodoo Blossom: Jasmine Green Tea

Gentle, yet bold. Subdued, yet vivacious. This green tea blend is a potent antioxidant brew, hidden beneath a delicate tapestry of flavors. Jasmine green tea alkalizes the body. An elegant citrus synthesis of lemon and lemongrass promotes heart health, supports the immune and digestive systems, reduces stress, and aids in pain relief. Medicinally powerful, this robust remedy is a deceptively fragile fusion of leaves and should be steeped using low heat, and love. 

Widow's Spice Chai: Chai Tea

Rest your weary bones, and relieve yourself of worldly burdens with this uniquely complex blend. Warm nutrient-dense cloves serve as an antibacterial, combined with cinnamon to reduce inflammation, and improve cognitive function. Peppery with a hint of citrus, cardamom improves digestion, and relieves respiratory problems. Distinctive anise is rich in minerals, which improve blood and bone health, as well as B-complex vitamins. Red and black peppercorns boost the metabolism, stimulating healthy weight loss. While pungent ginger soothes upset stomachs, achy joints, and supports immune system functions. Fragrant allspice calms the nerves and digestive tract, and lightly sweet nutmeg rounds out this brew as a powerful detoxifier. Life is a complicated journey, so drink it up. 

*Recipes have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. Products, information and descriptions are not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease, nor are they intended as prescriptions or therapy in any way.

Tea Witch Tea
Tea Witch Tea

Our Gypsy Wagon

Outside of the Gypsy Wagon
Outside of the Gypsy Wagon
Inside of the Gypsy Wagon
Inside of the Gypsy Wagon
Dry Sink in the Gypsy Wagon
Dry Sink in the Gypsy Wagon

Tea Carts

Tea Cart
Tea Cart
Tea Cart
Tea Cart

 Our Raw Ingredients 

Raw Materials Waiting to be Mixed into Delicious Teas
Raw Materials Waiting to be Mixed into Delicious Teas

 Our Loft

Loft Where we Formulate Teas
Loft Where we Formulate Teas

Risks and challenges

As with any new endeavor there are unforeseen expenses and steps to be completed that can slow down the overall process. One of the obstacles we may face, is since we try to wild craft ingredients they may not always be available we have addressed this issue by making sure we are always aware of our stock, the season, and we order early and often!

Although Tea Witch Tea is a new brand it is run by a woman who is already a successful small business owner, and has therefore, already been through the process of launching a new business. Through her knowledge we have been able to avoid many setbacks that some new business owners face.

Everyone here at Tea Witch Tea is 100% dedicated to the success of this company and we are all willing to do whatever it takes to see this brand succeed.

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