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Back to School Matcha!

Our Story

Our love for matcha was inspired by the travels and goals of our founder, David Kerdoon. While traveling through Asia, David immersed himself in the culture. While there, he was inspired by the extensive use of matcha in Japan. David began to think of different ways this could be integrated into unique products he was seeing all the benefits that matcha had firsthand. Upon returning to America, he noticed people were really only drinking green tea. They were missing out on so many more potential benefits!

At Sencha Naturals, we create Matcha inspired products! We source our Matcha directly from Organic Japanese tea farms. We believe in Green tea For All so we source the highest quality matcha for the best price.

Back to School with Matcha by your Side

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B The Change, Volunteer!

Giving Back!

Part of our mission and why we became a B Corp, is because we agree with the idea that we should give back, make our community better and be a positive force and influence for change. A part of that is donating to causes that are near and dear to our hearts, but also getting out in our community and physically putting in the time and effort to give back. 

Giving Back!

Kindred Spirits Care Farm

In July, the Sencha Naturals team set out to volunteer for an amazing non-profit called Kindred Spirits Care Farm. The mission of Kindred Spirits Care Farm is to promote compassion, cooperation and connection to the earth, animals and each other through sustainable care farming. They do this in part by maintaining and creating care farms. A care farm is where people are welcome to come and heal by participating in farm activities in whatever way they can. The very act of participating, being included, being in nature, and having a meaningful task to accomplish can be incredibly healing.  Kindred Spirits aims to offer this to kids, to veterans, and people recovering from physical illness and many others.

For the day, Sencha was able to volunteer at Canoga Park High School, a High School in Los Angeles Unified School district that is revamping its dated agricultural program to focus more on STEM and veterinary sciences, meaning the students will be able to learn how to care for the animals properly.

Spirits Care Farm

That was a lot of Mulch!

It feels great to accomplish something that will help these student learn and make them happy when they come back to new and improved facilities. We spread mulch over a large area that would become the pen for animals such as pigs and goats. In addition to moving a mountain full of mulch, we also cleaned and threw away garbage and debris, and planted a tree that would shade the pen. Looking back on the experience for everyone, it was very hot, tiring and a lot of work, but overall we had a good time and we were proud of what we accomplished together!

Volunteer or get involved with Kindred Spirits!

We hope to volunteer more with Kindred Spirits in the future and see how the farms improve! If you want to volunteer, Donate or go to any of their local events, visit the Kindred Spirits Care Farm website. Karen The executive director was helpful in coordinating the volunteer opportunity and we can tell she loves doing what she does and loves the animals. 

Volunteer or get involved with Kindred Spirits!

Volunteer or get involved with Kindred Spirits!

Kindred Spirits! Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

 

B the Change

B the Change
PROUD TO BE A B CORP

Instead of being the best in the world, how about being the best for the world? In 2010, we joined a community of 900+ companies around the globe that are proudly certified as B Corporations. A new type of company that focuses on environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and corporate accountability, B Corporations are changing the modern economic landscape and encouraging others to "B the Change." The wide-ranging community consists of major corporations, one-person startups, and everything in between. Companies like Patagonia, Method, Etsy, Seventh Generation, and of course us at Sencha Naturals, are all aligned for a bigger purpose.

As a certified B Corporation, we believe that every company, no matter how small, can make a difference. We take the sustainable road less traveled and measure success beyond profits. We volunteer in our community, give back to various charities, work with local and sustainable suppliers, use biodegradable and recyclable packaging materials, and participate in micro-lending programs to give opportunities to those less fortunate.

Come join in! To become a B Corp yourself, or to find other B Corps that you can support, visit www.bcorporation.net

Learn More About B Corp 

B The Change In 2016-2017

Part of being a B Corp includes striving to be the best to improve social and environmental performance. Here are some examples of how we have answered the call to "B the change" this year.  

B THE CHANGE IN 2016-2017
Community

Sencha Naturals donates and supports Love146, an organization that helps end child trafficking and exploitation. Together, we can understand the realities of human trafficking and empower communities and youth across the world to stand up against it. Learn more at Love146.org

Adopt a family program with A Place Called Home (APCH) Last year we adopted a family in need for the holidays.

Volunteer at Wild-Life Waystation: which includes gardening, animal enrichment, and light construction.

Social

In 2016-2017 Sencha Naturals hosted several events for the staff including a heritage day gathering, our yearly potluck, in which everyone brings a dish specific to their culture to share with everyone. This allows us to celebrate and appreciate our differences and connect with each other to build healthy work relationships for a great work environment.

Environmental

It’s what’s on the inside that counts, and we’re proud to say we've carefully sourced all materials from our green tea, right down to our labels and glue. As a certified B Corp, we strive to care for the planet any way we can and believe our green color represents so much more than green tea, it represents our green values. We challenge ourselves to use only what we need when it comes to finite resources like natural gas, electricity, and water. We analyze our power usage on a monthly basis, run our conditioning and heat on timers, participate in recycling programs, taking extra care to recycle batteries and potentially hazardous materials in the appropriate facilities. Solar energy currently makes up about 80% of our operations.

We have an expectation that our suppliers share our values; meaning, eco-friendly, ethically produced materials, free of GMOs and suspect additives. We are committed to “buying local” as much as we can; giving priority to those nearby (75% of our suppliers are operating within our region) in a concerted effort to reduce fuel consumption, while simultaneously supporting local economies.

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