Native American tea: a website to visit

Native American tea: a website to visit!

Product: Native American tea company website

What do they offer: They offer a selection of herbal and naturally caffeinated teas made with teepee teatraditional Native American ingredients

Prices: From 3$ to 7.90$

Rating: 4 stars

 

 

 

What is the Native American tea company?

Well as the name says it is a tea company that offers teas made with traditional native medicinal ingredients. Each tea is made with a native story, legend or myth in mind. Further, each box sports an artwork to match the tea’s name (above you can see the one for the Chief’s delight tea). Each tea also comes with that legend/story on the box, such as the one for Teepee dreams below.

teepee myth

Further, the current owners (since 2007), the Aman family, have a connection with Sitting Bull’s band. Indeed, shortly after chief Sitting Bull was killed in 1890, the Aman family established roots on the Standing Rock reservation (Sitting Bull’s reservation) in South Dakota. In present day, the family has a long standing history of assisting in the economic development of the reserve. The Native American Tea company wears its name and heritage proud and is dedicated to the preservation of the native culture.

Moreover, the company is associated with the Sitting Bull college, a four year tribal accredited college located on the Lakota Sioux Standing Rock reservation (I need to visit that reservation!). The Native American Tea company donates 5% of its earnings to the college. An all around stand up company that is dedicated to the culture and traditions.

Their products

I first discovered the company’s teas in a local shop where I live. If you have visited this site or like my Facebook page, you know at attend Pow wows at the Aboriginal friendship center in Vancouver, BC. In that center, there is a little shop with wonderful native art and products (where I buy a lot of my sage and feed my native scarves addiction….) by the name of Cedar Root Gallery. This is where I discovered the Native American teas. I just thought the boxes were so intriguing! With the art work and the stories on the back.

Most of their teas are caffeine free but in recent years, due to popular demand, the company has added green and black tea. They are all hand packaged and include all natural ingredients. The blend of ingredients in each tea is unique and based on the ingredients’ properties. You can see a list of ingredients they use here. You can also read a former post of mine on the healing properties of herbs here. Indeed, each tea has its own purpose, all different. For example, the Teepee dreams tea is to facilitate sleeping and relaxation. The one I am drinking as I am writing this is the Indian Love tea, to help with general health, containing natural stimulants.

Indian Love Tea

To help you understand the purpose of the love tea, here is the associated story:

In the Indian culture, when a young man fell in love with a woman he went through certain procedures. First, he would go to her father with gifts, as was the traditional way. If the father approved of the young man, and consented to give his daughter to him, the young brave would start his courtship. He would use his flute to play courting songs while the woman was inside her teepee. Often this would go on at night. Each brave had its own songs he would play for a woman, usually a special song played only for her. If the woman liked the young man, she would prepare a special blend of tea, Indian Love Tea. She would then come out of her teeppee to the sound of the music and offer the young brave a cup of tea, a sign of mutual admiration.

Well I still have to find my young brave to give the tea to (Michel Spears or Rick Mora comes to mind :)) but I love the taste of the tea. It has a sweet but earthy taste, in which you can taste the licorice root it contains. I have also tried the Chief’s delight, a fruity blend to help you make clear decisions, like a chief would.

chief delight tea bag

chief delight tea ingredients

Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

The Native American tea Company is a culturally sensitive proud and ethical company. They provide very good quality products at a good price with natural meaningful ingredients, based on our ancestors’ recipes. if it worked for them, it works for me! The only reason I gave it a 4 star rating is that I wish there would be more teas! However, it could be argued that it’s better to focus on limited products but do it very well. The Native American Tea Company has mastered that one! Drink up!

Have you tried their teas? Are you interested in them? Leave a comment below!

 

18 thoughts on “Native American tea: a website to visit

  1. Jesse

    What a great article on native american tea. I’m definately going to check out their site. I’ve bookmarked your site because you offer such a great valuable information for me as I’m very interested in the native american culture. I tried to search your site for native americans consumption of psychedelic cactus for spiritual healing but didn’t find any information on that. So do you know about that kind of stuff and will you do a article on that? Thanks a lot for giving information here! 🙂

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    1. Emily Post author

      hi Jesse
      thanks for everything! I have not posted about it… yet….I am thinking you are thinking (even though I am not a mind reader about peyote, which is used in ceremonies to give visions. But can also make you quite sick. I will certainly write a future post about it. But do be careful if you are to try it. Never do so alone, preferably with a medicine man or someone who is quite familiar with it

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  2. Jow Werner

    Wonderful information on your site. Just spent about an hour reading. Too warped up in the information, I didn’t realize how late it was.

    Bookmarked it so I can show the Wife tomorrow. She has spend considerable time collection stone implements used by Native Americans.

    Joe(Old Geezer)

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  3. Janice Flett

    Back in the 1900’s my Granpa, Peguis First Nation band member Kenneth Parisian, no longer with us here on Earth, had an ol heavy tea cup and watching him enjoying tea from the bush, fresh on my mind to this day. Good medicine.

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    1. Emily Post author

      that warms my heart Janice! Tea can be so comforting. And yes so much medicine is provided by Mother Earth. We need to use it 🙂

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  4. Dee Mac

    Hi Emily,
    I just love your site, it’s very pleasing to the eye!
    Having been raised in Canada, I have allot of Native American friends and miss them so much.
    I can vouch for all you’ve said on Native American tea, it is a great product and I have experienced many benefits from drinking it.
    Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing 🙂
    Cheers,
    Dee

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    1. Emily Post author

      Hi Dee
      thanks a lot! I am in Canada too and surrounded by the culture and traditions. Love it! I am so glad to hear that you have tried the tea 🙂

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  5. Claire

    Ooh, I do love a good herbal tea! Caffeine makes me go funny. Their Victory Tea looks right up my street, can’t wait to try it out, thanks Emily. The boxes are a work of art too!
    Claire

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  6. Rick

    I love tea and Native American tea sounds like good stuff. I enjoy Chinese tea, and I would wonder if the herbs used are similar to herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine teas. My guess is yes.

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    1. Emily Post author

      hi Rick
      they are somewhat similar because there are resemblances between the philosophy. And Mother Earth does offer use the greatest medicine.

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  7. Hindy Pearson

    Hi Emily, I really enjoy browsing through your site – so many interesting articles that whisk us away to what feels like another world. I found this post on teas which I really enjoyed. I do enjoy a nice cup of tea in the morning, but I am always looking for a good evening cuppa with soothing or healing properties. I love the fact they have artwork and stories on their packaging, and that they are an ethical company using natural ingredients. I would be much happier supporting this venture then a huge corporation churning out billions of ordinary tea bags to the masses. I am definitely interested in learning more about the various teas they produce, and the benefits I can hope to experience. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    1. Emily Post author

      yay Hindy!
      I am so glad that you found this company to be interesting! I love Native American tea. I love the stories of the teas on the boxes and the paintings. And bottom line: their teas are really good!

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