Since February 2014, Inca Tea has been specializing in exclusive teas that hail from ancient Incan recipes dating back over 1,000 years, using antioxidant-rich purple corn. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, this tea company began after three adventurous friends made a trip to Peru.
The Story of Inca Tea
Ryan, Zach and Phil found themselves traveling 16,000 feet, along a winding Peruvian trail through mountainous regions in all kinds of weather, over a period of 10 days. Accompanied by their guide – Edgar – they were treated to an amazing tea recipe that included purple corn and fresh apples, which boosted their energy.
This magical tea helped with maintaining their strength and optimism while climbing. These three friends soon discovered that Edgar was not only leading them along the trails but also towards a new direction in each of their lives.
Founder Ryan Florio was so impressed with the beverage that he envisioned the dream of Inca Tea when he returned home after his mystical trip.
Welcome to the Good Life
This mantra evolved from the founder’s determination to create healthy products that enrich and promote an active lifestyle for this tea company’s customers. Another way Inca Tea shows their commitment to their mantra is by ensuring respect for the environment, using eco-friendly packaging and being mindful of social consciousness.
Including purple corn, with its powerful antioxidants, their teas and blends are inspired by thousands of years of Incan tradition. Proud of their products being just as diverse as the flavors used to create their teas, they strive to cherish their customers’ health as well as the world we live in.
Along with packaging made from 100% recycled materials and tea bags and envelopes being 100% biodegradable, Inca Tea gives back to the world and the community in various ways, such as supporting the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign.
The Inca Tea Promise
- Their teas are 100% hand blended.
- Their teas are 100% natural.
- Their teas are always fresh.
They also promise to provide a fresh experience with every cup of their uniquely flavored tea.
The Wonders of Purple Corn
Made from purple corn, Inca Tea’s blends include pure and fresh ingredients that are certified Fair Trade, along with participation in the Rain Forest Alliance and Ethical Tea Partnership.
Purple corn is a natural source of antioxidants – more than Acai berry and blueberries combined. This company advises that purple corn also improves circulation, has anti-inflammatory actions, helps with weight-loss, lowers blood pressure and reduces cardio-vascular disease.
Inca Teas’ products are:
- Non-GMO and Gluten free
- 100% natural and Hand-blended
- Crafted without preservatives, toxic chemicals and artificial flavors
If that’s not enough, Inca Tea made Cleveland’s Hot List as the Best Tea House in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Inca Tea Cafe is also in operation at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
In keeping with their commitment to social consciousness, they support local companies – with 95% of their products locally owned and produced
This tea company offers loose leaf tea in bags, boxes and tins. You can buy by the pound as well and they also provide Kombucha for those interested in digestive health.
Tawantin Black Tea by Inca
This earthy blend contains 100% Peruvian purple corn and three different types of black tea: Organic Assam, Bukhial Assam (both TGFOP) and Kenilworth Tea. As unique and strong as the Incan Empire, this blend is a robust cup which is never bitter, making it perfect for a boost in the morning.
Inca Tea’s Peruvian Spiced Berry
A caffeine-free blend of hibiscus, elderberry, currant, purple corn, apple, pineapple, cinnamon and cloves. This tea was the first that their founder came across during his hike. It’s an herbal tea that’s fruity, enlivening and bursting with flavor, creating a delicious cup or glass of hot or iced goodness.
Loose Leaf Cusco Chamomile Tea
Purple corn is blended with organic chamomile, orange peel, hibiscus, blood orange, lemon and vanilla to create a caffeine-free tea with a delightful flavor. This is a smooth herbal blend that’s not overpowering, leaving a creamy finish on the tongue, making it a delicious way to enjoy a healthy beverage.
Inca Tea offers a unique twist on healthy beverages, with enchanting flavors that are sure to surprise even the most discerning tea lover. They also have subscriptions, gift boxes and merchandise such as t-shirts and mugs.
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