AHPA’s 40th anniversary celebrations continue with our showcase of the sixteenth of many beloved herbs at the heart of our robust industry and vibrant community.
No. 16: Tea (Camellia sinensis)
The amazing and evergreen Camellia sinensis — which gives us green tea, white tea, oolong tea, black tea, and pu-erh — is the herb we love at The Republic of Tea.
Camellia sinensis leaves and buds are the source of the wide variety of delicious tastes and evocative aromas of tea. The endless array of flavors comes from the craft of oxidation and the "terroir" of where tea is grown.
Tea travels to our cups from places like China, Japan, India, and Sri Lanka to become invigorated again when infused with hot water. Often studied for health benefits, tea contains compounds such as L-theanine, catechins, and caffeine and is the most widely consumed drink around the world, second only to water.
At The Republic of Tea, we delight in tea and sharing it with you.
Share the Love
Do you want to celebrate an herb you love with AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love campaign for AHPA’s 40th anniversary? Contact Amber Bennett to learn more about sponsoring your favorite herb!
More Ways to Celebrate
In addition to AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love, there are more fun and exciting ways to get involved with AHPA’s 40th anniversary celebration.
- Share your photos from the 80s! Pay homage to the 1980s (the decade AHPA was founded) by submitting photos of yourself and/or friends and colleagues in the herbal industry. The photos will be shared in the AHPA Report and on social media for members and followers to guess who is in the photo!
- Author a 40th anniversary letter or guest article for the AHPA Report! Share a favorite memory or lesson learned, comment on a historical or present issue, or address AHPA members and friends of the herbal and natural products industry with your own 40th anniversary message in the monthly AHPA Report.
- Join us for the 40th anniversary Founders Series fireside chats! Gather (virtually) with fellow AHPA founders and friends for a pre-recorded fireside chat to discuss topics celebrating AHPA history, achievements, and what sets us apart in the herbal community. Videos will be available to watch on-demand and shared in AHPA Updates, the AHPA Report, and on social media.
Click here to download more information on all the ways you can join us to celebrate 40 years of AHPA, and contact Melissa Do with any questions and to get started.