Welcome to Lazy Bear Tea!
Welcome to Lazy Bear Tea, the only website in the world dedicated to cascara tea AND sloths (we’re pretty sure this is true)!
Thank you for joining us on our journey to bring you what we believe are some of the most incredible and fun beverages out there, and trust me, I don’t take the term “incredible beverages” lightly.
I am a serious lover of both tea and coffee. I go out of my way to find the best coffee shops in new cities, and always have too many coffee and tea gadgets for the small urban kitchens I’ve inhabited over the last few years. I like to think that it runs in my blood. I was born in Colombia to a coffee-growing family in the eje cafetero, a beautiful and lush coffee region. Coffee—growing it, selling it, drinking it—has always been part of my life. Little did I know I would get to work with its bright, underrated fruit: Cascara.
Cascara is the dried fruit of the coffee plant, or a coffee cherry. Traditionally, the coffee bean is separated from the fruit and is then dried, roasted, and eventually brewed into the coffee we know and love. This remaining fruit is typically wasted, left to rot in fields and pollute waterways either from runoff or direct dumping of waste in the closest rivers. And this is a true shame because the coffee cherry is packed with flavor and health, which brings me back to my bold claim: we are brewing incredible beverages for you from this fruit.
So why exactly are Lazy Bear Teas so incredible? You have to try them for yourself, but let’s just name a few reasons. Lazy Bear teas are:
- Delicious—packed with the amazing flavor of the coffee fruit. Words won’t do it justice, but we hear people taste everything from peaches and plums to pu’erh tea and honey.
- Healthy—either unsweetened or very lightly sweetened with organic agave syrup, our teas are all super low in calories and sugar while packing more antioxidants than green tea. You could call cascara tea a “supertea” or “superfood” but we’re a little tired of buzzwords for wholesome, healthy food. Simply put, these teas a filled with nature’s goodness, not added sugars.
- Planet-loving—because our teas are brewed from the upcycled (otherwise wasted) coffee fruit, they divert waste from coffee farms and nearby waterways. This also means we are helping to create additional sources of income for coffee farmers. We’re excited to do good with something that tastes so good.
We invite you to try our teas next time you see them around town. We're growing our family of retail partners over the next few weeks, so check our "where to find us" page frequently for updates.
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