Our mission, "Green Tea for All" is about making green tea a fun and easy part of your daily routine. Whether you'd rather eat or drink your antioxidants, we believe in getting your green tea fix any way you feel like.
David Kerdoon founded Sencha Naturals in 2001 after an eye-opening journey through Asia. While traveling, David became fascinated by this whole world of green tea, being used in ways beyond the typical- i.e. leaves and water, in everything from savory snacks and skin care to candies and cookies.
Upon his return, David felt there was this void that needed to be filled- people in the US seemed to only be drinking green tea, missing out on so many potential uses. David soon began collaborating with tea masters and connoisseurs to herbalists and food formulators- finally resulting in the birth of Sencha Naturals.
The goal was to create a socially-responsible company with green tea at the core of unique products, starting with Green Tea Mints, and eventually adding green tea immune support and green tea lattes. At Sencha Naturals, we continue to re-imagine the way green tea is being used, while at the same time, doing our part to take care of our community and by extension, the environment- creating better for you (and the planet) products.
Our vision for Sencha Naturals has always been to take the sustainable road less traveled, and we feel there is more to success than just the bottom line. As a Certified B Corporation, we measure our social & environmental impact by transparent standards that extend beyond the traditional road map.
At Sencha Naturals, we keep doing what we love; making better for you, green tea products, though we can’t say we don’t love a good complement. Check out all the kind words that have been steeping about us in the media.
Our mission to create better for you products extends outwards to our labels, bags, and glue, as well as our 100% biodegradable eco-tubes for coconut sugar mints and lattes. All of our packaging is recyclable, and we encourage our customers to reuse whenever possible.
Maybe we’re idealistic, but we feel that even the tiniest company has the potential to bring about significant positive change. We've been lucky enough to watch our company grow globally, and now we're happy to give back any way we can. At Sencha Naturals, we feel we have a responsibility to our community, on both locally and globally. Here in Los Angeles, we take part in regular B Corp events, and participate regularly in local volunteer events through LA Works: www.laworks.com
We also support the following charities on an ongoing basis:
Kiva.org, is a micro-lending program that provides loans to individuals and small businesses in the second and third world, to pay for expenses like store supplies, college tuition and books, or more efficient energy solutions. We hope to help make self-sufficiency and viable business opportunities a reality, helping to bring individuals & families out of poverty.
Learn more at Kiva.org
We also donate to Unicef, putting our funds toward early education in the developing world: sending children to school, training teachers, developing curricula, and on occasion, restructuring the educational system within a specific community. There is also an effort to eliminate the gender gap; ensuring young girls have the same opportunities to attend school as their male peers.
Learn more at unicef.org