Manufacture This

The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Tea for every American, proudly made in Colorado.

If you’ve ever had a cup of tea, the odds are high that it was from Celestial Seasonings, the largest specialty tea company in the United States. 

Situated in the booming city of Boulder since 1969, the company expanded from picking herbs in the Rocky Mountains to building a suppliers network for 100 ingredients from 35 countries and 10 states. And with a focus on ethical and sustainable farming practices and fair trade, the all-natural ingredients in every tea bag are designed to promote the health and wellness of its loyal customer base.  

Its lone manufacturing facility in Boulder produces 10 million tea bags every day. The company introduces 15 new products every year with Sleepytime, Chamomile, and Peppermint -- all caffeine-free herbal infusions -- its biggest sellers.

A noticeable difference between Celestial and its competitors is the missing string, staple, tag, and individual wrapper on each tea bag. Eliminating the extra packaging enables the company to prevent 3.5 million pounds of waste from entering a landfill every year. This is a product any environmentally savvy consumer would be proud to steep.

So, what will it be? Need an energy booster? Try Perfect Trio, a full-force caffeinated blend of green, white, and black tea leaves all in one. Or do you need to calm down after sitting in rush-hour traffic? Sleepytime Vanilla made from chamomile, spearmint, lemongrass, and a hint of vanilla is sure to relieve that stress. 

There’s a tea for everyone, proudly made in Colorado.