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We Stand With the People of Ukraine

We Stand With the People of Ukraine. We have stood with the wild herb collectors in the verdant fields and hills of Ukraine. When our founder, Drake Sadler, visited, he...

Coming Together In a Pandemic Year

In the face of this pandemic, we are building connections. We are a botanical wellness company but our investments have always centered around balancing our role as a for-profit company...

Walk with Us: Purpose in Action

At Traditional Medicinals, we believe that the quality of our teas is a direct result of our commitment to farmers. Our vision is to build lasting relationships with farmers, provide...

Why Wild Matters

Did you know that wild plants are important ingredients in your food, cosmetics, medicine, and especially close to our hearts – herbal tea? As the demand for natural products continues...

For the Love of Pandas: Setting New Standards in Sustainability

In October of 2018, Traditional Medicinals (TM) was honored by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF-China) and the Chinese government for helping to establish standards for the world’s first...

How Sweet It Is: Beehives & Herbs in Paraguay

Farming is an important source of income for many in northeastern Paraguay, but the herb farmers and wild collectors remain economically disadvantaged. With little access to education and health care,...

The Power of Smell & Taste

There’s something telling about the adages, “the nose knows,” and “it’s a matter of taste.” Of all the senses of the human body, smell and taste are arguably our most...

Protecting People & Plants in Poland

On the border between Poland and Belarus, the Bialowieza Forest remains the Europe’s largest and last primeval forest—a Garden of Eden of old-growth trees that have been largely protected for...

Raising the Bar in Sustainability

A Letter from Our CEO, Blair Kellison Fiscal year 2016 marks Traditional Medicinals’ 42nd year in business. It was an outstanding year for the company, and I couldn’t be prouder...

A Visit to Herb Heaven

by Lori Varsames, Traditional Medicinals’ Writer Lately, when I hear the word “heaven,” my mind wanders to Trout Lake Farm. Since visiting the farm last September with members of our...

Beyond Tea Bags: A Social Business Alliance

Tea bags may come in all shapes and sizes, but not all are created equal. Tea bags may come in all shapes and sizes, but not all are created equal....

Plant People: Ann Armbrecht of The Sustainable Herbs Project

As our world is rapidly changing, many are reawakening to the ancient wisdom of plants. Just a few decades ago, some considered Western herbalism to be on the brink of...

Senna, Bicycles & Schools: Indian Girls Riding To New Futures

Here in the United States, no one would think twice about a girl biking to school, but in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan, a girl going to school—on a bike,...

Senna, Water & Women: How Social Business is Changing Lives

  Rajasthan, India is one of the driest places on earth, where temperatures in the Thar Desert can reach as high as 122°F. Local farmers must therefore rely upon drought-resistant,...

Sweetening the Deal: The Impact of Responsibly Sourced Licorice

When most people think of licorice, the twisted and spiraled black confections from penny candy stores come to mind. Given that glycyrrhizin, licorice’s major constituent, is one of nature’s sweetest...

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Panda Bears & Wild Schisandra Berries

At Traditional Medicinals, sustainable sourcing serves as the heart of our ethos. Not only do we seek out organically farmed or wild-collected herbs, but we also consider the long-term impact...

40 Years of Changing Business for Good

    “When I strapped the young company into my Volkswagen van to sell those first bags of tea I never dreamed we would produce and sell a half billion...

Sustainability Q & A

Q. How is sustainability core to TM’s foundational story? Promoting environmental activism and social justice are core principles embodied in our mission statement. Our business model is dependent on uninterrupted...

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