The Grateful Tea Story
Grateful Tea is a partnership between Love Some Tea and the Grateful Dead that was established in 2020. Love Some Tea had been marketing and selling our unique brand of natural and plantation free teas since 2016. All of the founders of Love Some Tea are long time Deadheads, and in early 2019, we were able to send our tea to the appropriate folks at the Grateful Dead and Rhino records for them to sample. After tasting the tea and learning about the Love Some Tea story, we formalized a partnership with the Grateful Dead and Rhino Records.
It has always been important to the Grateful Dead, that they partner with companies that share their values for sustainable products, and products that can benefit indigenous peoples around the world. Grateful Teas by Love Some Tea not only shares those values, but embraces them by working with the Karen and Lahu Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand to create some of the most unique green, black, and oolong teas that can be found on the tea market today.
Grateful Teas are 100% natural teas grown on the mountain slopes of Northern Thailand. The Karen and Lahu Hill Tribes have been tending the tea groves for thousands of years. In the late 1980’s the former King of Thailand brought Camellia sinensis green and oolong tea seeds to these Hill Tribes. This was done for Hill Tribes to sustain themselves and continue to live in their traditional lifestyles.
Grateful Teas are all loose leaf teas, in a variety of flavors. Our teas are flavored with all natural ingredients, which include fresh fruits, flowers, and oils. All Grateful Teas are 100% natural and plant based, our unique jungle teas are unlike any other teas on the market today. Both Love Some Tea, and the Grateful Dead are proud to share these teas with our community, with the understanding that they are of the purest quality. The sales of these teas directly impact and help the Hill Tribe Farmers and their families, and encourage them to live in their traditional ways as they have for thousands of years.