Located in Commerce, CA., Zhena’s Gypsy Tea is a leading purveyor of fair trade and organic certified teas, herbs and spices with a passion for motivating women to change and heal the world.
Their mission is to offer delicious, aroma-therapeutic products in waste-free packaging while helping communities around the globe.
The Inspirational Tale of Zhena’s Gypsy Tea
Zhena Muzyka was pursuing a writing career and living off the grid when she fell pregnant with her first child, who was then born with medical issues, requiring expensive surgeries.
Zhena did not have health insurance or the money to pay for the operations, so she began her journey as a Tea Cart Gypsy in 2001 by selling custom-blend artisan teas.
Gleaning from her teachings of herbalism passed on by her Gypsy grandmother and melding this knowledge with creativity and courage, Zhena also relied on her charm and palm-reading skills to enhance the sales of her teas in a street vendor’s cart with a Gypsy theme.
Her inspirational story became nothing short of a miracle when she was able to launch a campaign nationwide, raising over 8 million dollars in funding.
Of course, there were ups and downs, but Zhena’s can-do attitude saw her through the hard times, which was no mean feat for a college drop-out.
Her daughter Sage is now a healthy teenager and Zhena’s Gypsy Tea has evolved into an award-winning premium brand, offering hand-crafted, Fair Trade and organic teas in over 10,000 stores across the U.S.
Zhena has become an inspirational speaker, respected leader and business coach with a focus on sustainability and fair trade activism. Handing the operations over to a CEO recently, Zhena now spends her time creating tea blends and helping female entrepreneurs.
A humorous business book called “Life by the Cup: Ingredients for a Purpose-filled Life of Bottomless Happiness and Limitless Success” has been released and Zhena has launched the Robin Hood Laptop Project which helps the children of the Idulgashinna Tea Estate in Sri Lanka gain scholarships and laptops.
- Corporate Responsibility – Believing that every action counts, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea hold themselves accountable for every step towards reducing their global footprint. Their facilities are strategically placed to promote fuel-efficient transportation and they employ local workers, reimbursing the costs of their commute by public transportation.
- Social Responsibility – With a commitment to a multi-faceted social responsibility program, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea source their ingredients from Fair Trade certified producers where possible and purchase recyclable and reusable packaging materials.
- Exceptional Children’s Foundation – Providing quality educational and vocational services for children and adults with disabilities is one of the projects this tea company is involved in. Employing their skilled workers and mentoring them to learn the daily flow of work life helps them overcome their challenges and live fuller, happier lives.
Nurturing the Feminine Spirit with Zhena’s Gypsy Tea
Zhena believes in helping women show their feminine spirit in business, to help with healing the world.
Honoring women who build businesses that take care of the environment and the communities in it is a passion for this tea company, with a focus on sharing knowledge and creating opportunities.
Blending social and global responsibility with the creation of quality teas increases the quality of life and Zhena’s Gypsy Tea makes sure they source their products from farmers and producers who ensure their female workers are paid fairly.
Zhena’s Gypsy Teas
Using aromatherapy techniques to create cups of wellness and pleasure is one of the things that drives this tea company.
Believing that the excellence of their products reflects their care and dedication, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea offers tea that nourishes and enhances the aspect of self-care associated with the ritual of tea.
Coconut Chai Black Tea
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Zhena’s Gypsy Tea’s signature blend, with ingredients such as certified black tea, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel, invokes a sense of well-being and delights the taste buds with the addition of natural coconut flavor.
Bright and energizing, this tea can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Ambrosia Plum White Tea
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This metabolism boosting white tea also has safflower and is infused with natural flavors, with a balance of green and white teas. Floral notes include rose petals, strawberry leaves and plum extract, which gives this tea a natural sweetness.
Gypsy Rose Black Tea
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Natural rose flavor and rare, organic black tea from Sri Lanka are blended to create a beautiful tea that refreshes and eases tension. According to Zhena’s Gypsy Tea, rose helps with clearing the skin and black tea promotes nutrient absorption.
Enjoy with or without milk and a sweetener of your choice.
This inspirational tea company has so much to offer and their teas come packaged in decorative tins that can be reused again and again. With giveaways, samplers, gift cards, tea accessories and gift sets, there’s something for everyone.