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Local Business Spotlight: Davidson’s Organics, Reno’s Organic Tea Company

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What is Davidson’s Organics?

Davidson’s Organics is the first certified organic, fair trade and specialty tea company in the United States with more than 300 tea varieties. The company was established in 1976 in a small garage in Reno, where it sourced and blended teas and supplied mulling spices to small household customers during the holidays. With family-owned tea gardens in Darjeeling, India, the operation is completely vertically integrated, as it sources, packages and distributes products under one roof. Davidson’s is a “seed-to-cup” success story, celebrating internationalism and family tradition across nations. The company is owned by locals Kunall Patel and Promilla Mohan.

Why is Davidson’s Organics dedicated to providing organic, biodynamic and fair trade teas?

Organic foods maintain healthy soil and produce a higher plant yield with more nutrients, and organic cultivation is better for wildlife and the environment. In respect to tea, organic cultivation is vital. With many fruits and vegetables, consumers are able to wash off harmful pesticides before consumption. With tea, the first time the leaves are “washed” is when the tea bag is steeped in the tea cup. Therefore, non-organic tea brings pesticides and chemicals directly to the body.

Davidson’s places large importance on the environment and on the people who help with the tea process. Davidson’s fair trade program supports the health, living and working conditions of tea farmers and their families. Through fair trade purchases, Davidson’s teas directly improve the lives and earning potential of the farmers who tend the teas and botanicals in Davidson’s tea blends.

For more information on Davidson’s Organics and the company’s dedication to eco-friendly, organic and fair trade growing and harvesting, or to peruse Davidson’s tea blends, visit

Health Benefits of Drinking Tea*

  1. Tea may help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, as drinking tea may help lower LDL cholesterol levels
  2. Tea helps in managing a healthy weight – it’s a great no-calorie alternative to water
  3. Tea contains active compounds, which can help to lower levels of inflammation and inflammatory reactions
  4. Tea contains high levels of antioxidants, which can help to prevent blindness caused by cataracts\

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.