We created Downybird because we believe you deserve a tea that delivers more. A tea with more flavor, more transparency and better ingredients. Each of our custom blends have been expertly crafted and rigorously taste-tested. The goal was not just to craft teas that taste delicious (which we proudly did), but to create teas that inspire joy, comfort, nostalgia, hope and so much more. All because we believe tea should be memorable, just like you.
Why loose leaf?
The short answer is that loose leaf tea tastes better. Much better. The reason for this comes down to a few factors. Firstly, loose leaf tea is typically higher in quality and less processed. Our loose leaf tea is made from beautiful, full ingredients. They are not broken down to fit in a small tea pouch which can lead to the evaporation of rich oils in the product and increased bitterness. Instead, our tea leaves are bursting with rich, deep flavor. In addition, loose leaf tea steeps better. Water can fully circulate throughout the ingredients. The resulting brew is fuller in taste, allowing the individual characteristics of each ingredient to shine through.
Why USDA Certified Organic?
We believe deeply that what you put into your body matters. Especially for a product such as tea where you are directly steeping ingredients into your beverage, it's vital those ingredients are clean, safe and healthy. The USDA organic certification program helps ensure this. Our products have been certified as free from any substance on the USDA's prohibited list. This includes pesticides, a long list of chemicals and synthetic fertilizers, all of which can be found on the USDA's official website. Yes, this costs our company more time and energy. Yes, this costs our company more money. But when viewing the tradeoff between costs and health, from our perspective there isn't even a question. We are proud to be 100% USDA certified organic.
Why provide ingredient transparency?
We are proud to print the ingredients of all our teas directly on the front of the pouch where they are easy to read. This is because we believe the best cup of tea is made from a perfectly balanced blend of names you can pronounce. That means no additives, no coloring, no GMOs, no surprises. We simply let our ingredients speak for themselves through the incredible flavors they bring to each cup.