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Organic loose leaf tea blends handcrafted in the Pacific Northwest with locally sourced and wild foraged ingredients.
Organic loose leaf tea blends handcrafted in the Pacific Northwest with locally sourced and wild foraged ingredients.
669 backers pledged $25,153 to help bring this project to life.

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At Winterwoods Tea Company we're passionate about creating delicious, gourmet tea blends using the finest locally farmed and wild foraged organic ingredients. We begin by sourcing our ingredients from small, sustainable farms and companies who support our values and we hand-mix all of our original tea blends in the heart of the Pacific Northwest in beautiful Spokane, Washington.

We believe that tea should be healing and nourishing and that's why you'll never find synthetic ingredients, preservatives, artificial flavors or artificial colors, refined sugars, sweeteners or other additives in our teas. Our blends contain only organic herbs, spices, tea leaves, dried fruit bits and sometimes pure extracts. All of our blends are gluten and dairy-free.

In 2015 we were blessed to be selected as a Kickstarter Top Pick and featured in the Small Batch Food category. Due to the overwhelming support we were able to build our own tea studio and commercial kitchen. We have since expanded our wholesale operations to more than 100 retail stores across the U.S., and have partnered with a natural foods distributor to distribute our tea in 48 states.

Winterwoods Tea Company is excited to launch a new line of rustic, woods-inspired, Pacific Northwest blends which will be available exclusively through this Kickstarter. With your support, we will be able to upgrade our production equipment and marketing materials to meet wholesale demand and expand our reach across North America. 

 

 

Inspired by the beauty and bounty of the Pacific Northwest, these four original blends evoke memories of crisp autumn air, hiking through the woods and lingering around the campfire with good friends.

With two black tea options and two herbal options, the Pacific Northwest blends offer something for everyone.

Each blend comes in a 2 ounce sealed pouch containing 25-30 servings and have a shelf life of 12 months.

 

Wildwood Cedar is a delicious woodsy blend with deep, robust flavor. The combination of wild cedar tips, peppermint and cinnamon bark work together to create a very unique and flavorful herbal blend. This tea is guaranteed to become a Winterwoods top seller.

Ingredients: Organic cinnamon bark, organic papaya leaf, organic peppermint, organic raspberry leaf, organic wild cherry bark, wild cedar tips, organic licorice root, organic chicory, organic cloves, organic sarsaparilla, organic fennel, pure extracts.

 

A rich black tea, Bee Wrangler offers fair-trade certified Ceylon tea infused with maple extract and organic bee pollen. Deep, rich and slightly sweet with a honey-like flavor, this blend was inspired by hikes on Oregon's South Sister mountain and the beautiful wildflower meadows that dot the terrain there.

Ingredients: Organic black tea, organic bee pollen, pure extracts.

 

A wonderful sleepy time or evening tea, Mount Hood Hops makes use of the Mount Hood variety of hops and pairs it with chamomile, dried pears and vanilla. Medicinally used as a sleep aid, hops make a wonderful herbal tea and this blend is mild and sweet. Inspired by the abundant orchards and vineyards found in Hood River, Oregon, this blend reminds us of roadside farm stands and the beautiful farm country in the fertile Northwest.

Ingredients: Organic lemon balm, organic skullcap, organic passion flower, organic hops, organic valerian root, organic chamomile, pure extract, dried pears.

 

Sage and Juniper berries are blended with black Lapsang Souchon tea to create an intoxicating and alluring tea that has one of the most powerful flavors of all our blends. The semi-fermented mature tea leaves are laid out onto bamboo trays and are smoked over a smoldering bundle of spruce wood. The result is a rich and robust tea with an imparted smoke flavor and rich crimson color. This blend evokes memories of evenings spent relaxing around a campfire and enjoying the company of good friends.

Ingredients: Organic Lapsang Souchon, organic sage, organic juniper berries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may select any of our other tea blends (NOT the Pacific Northwest blends) as an add on item for our lowest price ($8) ever offered by selecting the reward you desire and then adding on the dollar amount to your pledge for the add on bags of tea. For example, if you choose Reward #2: $10 for one bag of tea you would add on $8 for EACH additional bag of tea you would like. If you'd like two additional bags of tea you'd select the $10 reward and add $16 to your pledge for a total of $26 plus the shipping. Depending on the quantity of bags added on, additional shipping may apply and will be calculated at campaign end.

Upon campaign close, you will receive a survey via BackerKit where you will make your flavor selections. Fill out the survey and select the blends of tea you would like for your add-ons. You'll be able to choose from the blends listed at the bottom of this page.

The market tote add on has been unlocked and the campfire mug add-on will be unlocked and available to add on if stretch goal is reached. See stretch goals above. 

 

 

 

In order for us to receive any of the funding, we need to first reach our goal. You are only charged once we’ve hit our goal and the Kickstarter is completed. 

Please make a pledge today! You can always increase or change your pledge up until the end of the campaign.

Please also consider sharing a link to this campaign on your Facebook, Instagram or other social media pages. This campaign is marketed through word of mouth, and we so appreciate you sharing our tea company with your friends and family.

 

 

 

 

In addition to our new line of Pacific Northwest blends, we offer 16 additional original tea blends using all certified organic ingredients. We source our ingredients as local to the Pacific Northwest as possible. Our organic farmers and wild harvesters supply the freshest, highest quality herbs and fruit, creating a naturally delicious and superior cup of tea.

These blends are available as add ons only or as part of Rewards 7, 8 and 9. Please see Add Ons section above.

Each blend comes in a 4 ounce recyclable Kraft stand up pouch. The weight of tea in each bag varies depending on the blend, but each bag offer approximately 30 servings of organic, loose leaf tea. 

All blends are organic, vegan and gluten free. See below for ingredients and descriptions. 

Trailhead Huckleberry is a light and fruity tisane featuring wild harvested huckleberries from Mount Spokane in Washington. The huckleberries and organic elderberries are balanced by light blackberry leaf and sweet hibiscus and rose hips and pure huckleberry extract. Caffeine Free. Net Wt. 1.8 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Blackberry Leaf • Organic Elderberries • Organic Huckleberries • Organic Hibiscus • Organic Cornflower • Organic Rose Hips • Pure Extract.

Homestead Peach is a very fragrant and flavorful herbal tea. Made with handpicked and dried Washington peaches and blended with strawberry leaf, lemon peel and rose hips, this tea will win you over from the moment you smell it. This tea is wildly popular with our retail stores and at market. Caffeine Free. Net Wt. 2 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Strawberry Leaf • Peaches • Organic Hibiscus • Organic Lemon Peel • Organic Orange Peel • Organic Rose Hips • Pure Extract.

Rose City Chocolate is a decadent and delicious tea perfect for an afternoon calorie free treat. The aroma of sweet chocolate and fragrant roses is strong and rich. The cocoa nibs and rose petals are balanced by naturally sweet red rooibos and honeybush. We never use artificial flavorings in our teas or sweeteners, preferring to allow our customers to sweeten, if desired, with their sweetener of choice. Caffeine Free. Net Wt. 3 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Rooibos • Organic Honeybush Organic Cocoa Nibs • Organic Rose Petals • Organic Rose Hips • Pure Cocoa Extract.

GreenBluff Green is a wonderfully fragrant tea hand blended with two different types of green tea and handpicked organic apples. The scent of the jasmine flowers balances the green tea. Delicious hot or iced. Contains caffeine. Net Wt. 2 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Jasmine Green Tea • Organic Green Rooibos • Organic Jasmine Flowers • Organic Dried Apple • Organic Calendula. 

Pacific Coast Lavender is a unique light and caffeine free tea made from sweet Northwest peppermint, fragrant culinary lavender, soothing chamomile blossoms and delicate rose hips. With all organic ingredients and lavender sourced from the Pacific Northwest, this tea will soon be an evening ritual. Caffeine Free. Net Wt. 1.5 OZ

Ingredients: Organic Peppermint • Organic Lavender • Organic Chamomile • Organic Rose Hips.

High Desert Sunrise is an enticing fusion of sweet honeybush, lemongrass, rosehips, hibiscus and marigold blossoms perfectly balanced by naturally sweet red rooibos. Crafted with only the finest organic ingredients, this full bodied tea is delicious hot or iced. Caffeine Free. Net Wt. 2.5 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Red Rooibos • Organic Honeybush Tea • Organic Orange Peel • Organic Lemongrass • Organic Hibiscus • Organic Calendula • Organic Rosehips.

Northwest Berry is a delicious immunity boosting tea high in vitamin C. A beautiful and tasty tea, Northwest Berry is a complex blend of red raspberry leaf, lemongrass, hibiscus, elderberries, orange and lemon peel, rose hips and stevia. Crafted with only the finest organic ingredients, this full bodied blend is perfect hot or iced. Caffeine Free. Net Wt. 2 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Red Raspberry Leaf • Organic Lemongrass • Organic Hibiscus • Organic Elderberries • Organic Orange Peel Organic Lemon Peel • Organic Rose Hips.

Harvest Apple is a delicious tea to enjoy on a fall day. Made with sweet organic Washington apples handpicked and dried in the beautiful Inland Northwest and blended together with rooibos and beautiful sunflower petals, nettle leaf and fall spices, this tea is as beautiful as it is tasty. Caffeine Free. Net Wt. 2 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Red Rooibos • Organic Dried Apples • Organic Sunflower Petals • Organic Cinnamon Chips • Organic Nettle Leaf • Organic Cloves Organic StarAnise • Pure Extracts.

Farmers Market Mint is a delicious tea made from only the finest organic northwest grown peppermint and spearmint herbs. Rounding out the market bounty in this artisan blend are red raspberry leaf, hibiscus blossoms and hawthorn berries. Naturally caffeine free, this tea is a fast favorite among new customers. Wonderful hot or iced. Caffeine Free. Net Wt. 1.8 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Peppermint • Organic Spearmint • Organic Red Raspberry Leaf • Organic Hibiscus Blossoms • Organic Hawthorn Berries.

Centennial Chai is Winterwoods’ version of Masala chai, the popular blend of Indian spices and herbs including ginger, fennel, cardamom, cloves and black peppercorns. Crafted with strong Assam black tea, all ingredients in this custom blend are organic and fair trade grown. Boiled with water, milk and sugar or honey, this tea is for those who enjoy their chai spicy! Contains caffeine. Net Wt. 3 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Assam Tea • Organic Cardamom • Organic Ginger Root Organic Ground Ginger Organic Fennel • Organic Cinnamon Bark Organic Peppercorn • Organic Cloves.

Inland Grey is a fragrant and rich blend of certified organic Earl Grey tea with a touch of bergamot oil, complimented by bright blue cornflowers and dried orange peel. Wonderful with honey or a pinch of sugar and milk, this tea is an excellent way to greet the day. Contains caffeine. Net Wt. 2 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Earl Grey • Organic Orange Peel Organic Cornflower.

Down River Harvest is a healthy and rich herbal tea with a slight spiciness to it. Made with naturally sweet Ginkgo leaf and high in vitamin C, Gotu Kola along with red raspberry leaf, lemon grass, hibiscus, orange peel, ginger and sweet cinnamon chips, this tea is the best tasting detox tea you'll ever try. Crafted with only the finest organic ingredients, this full bodied tea is delicious hot or iced. Caffeine Free. Net Wt. 1.7 OZ. 

Ingredients: Organic Red Raspberry Leaf • Organic Gotu Kola • Organic Ginkgo • Organic Lemongrass • Organic Hibiscus Organic Orange Peel Organic Rose Hips • Organic Ginger • Organic Cinnamon. 

Northern Twilight is a dark and malty tea made from the highest quality organic tea leaves and blended with rejuvenating calendula blossoms. Contains caffeine. Net Wt. 2 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Black Tea • Organic Calendula.

Old Town Licorice is a naturally sweet, herbal tea. This tea not only satisfies a sweet tooth but it also makes a wonderful throat coat tea for when you are sick and have a sore throat. Caffeine Free. Net Wt. 2 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Licorice Root • Organic Marshmallow Root • Organic Echinacea • Organic Orange Peel • Organic Cinnamon • Organic Ginger Root • Organic Fennel.

Mountain Mama is a delicious, earthy blend of all organic herbs. Designed to support nursing mamas this blend can also be enjoyed by the whole household. Caffeine Free. Net Wt. 1.3 OZ.

Ingredients: Organic Nettles • Organic Red Raspberry Leaf • Organic Fenugreek • Organic Marshmallow Root • Organic Fennel Organic Lemon Balm • Organic Lemongrass • Organic Red Clover.

 

Winter Solstice is a limited edition blend and a collaboration of local organic famers in Washington state. Carefully crafted with a long list of organic ingredients including Washington farmed organic cranberries from Starvation Alley Farms and lightly infused with pure orange extract, this tea is a wonderful treat for the long, dark days of winter. Don't miss out! Limited edition. Available until sold out.

Ingredients: Organic Papaya Leaf • Organic Cranberries • Organic Cinnamon • Organic Chrysanthemums • Organic Red Raspberry Leaf • Organic Rose Hips • Organic Lemongrass • Organic Orange Peel • Organic Cloves • Organic Elderberries • Organic Stevia • Pure Orange Extract.

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Risks and challenges

Because we are an established tea company with wholesale and retail customers all over the world, we already have the inventory and infrastructure to deliver our products to our backers. Although we are a small company, we have two full time and three part time employees who work hard to fulfill our orders.

The largest challenge we face is timely fulfillment. Since we already have a campaign under our belt including one where we were selected a Kickstarter Top Pick and raised close to $35,000, we are confident that our experience will allow us to deliver on time. With each product crafted by hand in our tea kitchen, we can have full control over the production process- bypassing delays and complications throughout the fulfillment process. However, if we do get a much higher than expected number of backers, we will try our best to stick to our timeline and have plans to hire temporary additional employees for this challenge if it arises.

We have set our goal for what is needed to produce the first batch of our four Pacific Northwest blends and help us produce a beautiful wholesale catalog. We are truly thankful for the Kickstarter community and your support of our communiTEA.

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