Company Contrast: Compassion Tea

Each week 2ndVote takes a look at popular companies that either score well or score poorly  and then try to provide alternatives that either better align with the 2ndVote values or should be avoided to the best of your ability. This series is called The Company Contrast, and the company we will be focusing on this week is Compassion Tea Company.

Compassion Tea Company (3.32) was founded in 2011 by members of CompassioNow, a Christian mission organization serving the medical needs of rural Africa. They hold true to their message of faith; “At Compassion Tea Company, we recognize God as our CEO. To Him be the glory in all that we do.” Thank the lord that I had the good fortune to find them before running out to buy another box of middling quality tea from Starbucks (1.73). While it is true that tea is not as popular as coffee in the US, (maybe something to do with our sordid history with the British), you can peruse a selection of both at Hope Coffee where Compassion distributes their tea. Hope Coffee also happens to be a Christian mission organization focusing on charitable works around the world.

Starbucks owns both Tazo Tea (1.00) and Teavana (1.00), two of the biggest names in tea in the US. Both of these brands have an abysmal track record on all 2ndVote issues, from donating to Planned Parenthood to supporting cap-and-trade. Starbucks and its subsidiary brands all have strong support for all the major liberal initiatives, earning them the lowest score possible. Starbucks donates large sums of money to each of these issues in addition to their public stances and company policies. Moving your spending away from these tea brands will have a big impact on how much these players can contribute to the pet projects of the left. There is no reason to forgo or feel guilty about your morning pick-me-up. If instead of bean caffeine you’ve been considering the enlightened choice of leaf energy, Compassion Tea Company Is the best choice for those of faith and a discerning palate. Tea has an amazing history and culture all its own, and followers of Christ are adding their passion for serving the lord to that history. So make a hot cuppa then reach out to Starbucks here and let them know that if they don’t change their ways you’ll switch brands for good.


Jacob Sparrow


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