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Founders

Brazilian born Tathiana Teixeira began as an apprentice of Classical Ballet at the age of 4 and quickly ascended into the professional ranks where she performed worldwide for over 10 years. Tathiana learned early that a healthy balance in both body and mind was required for her to thrive in the demanding discipline of Ballet and found whole leaf Tea to be a great tool in maintaining that balance.

As she sampled teas around the globe, she discovered that all of the tea’s nutrients and health properties are contained in the whole leaf of the plant, not in the small broken pieces or “dust” used in common tea bags. Therefore, this means that most tea drinkers are only getting a fraction of the wonderful benefits of this ancient plant. After experiencing first-hand the incredible difference between real whole-leaf teas and general market teas, Tathiana was inspired to share the “Secret Truth About Tea” ™ with others!

Armed with an in-depth knowledge and passion for premium tea, a business degree, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Tathiana and husband Alessandro enlisted the expertise of a world renowned Tea Master and founded PLAIN-T.

Together they hand-picked teas from the most prized gardens around the world and developed a vast artisanal selection second to none.

Today, Tathiana’s dream is rapidly acquiring the attention of fine restaurants, high-end retailers, luxury hotels & spas, as well as the loyalty of selective celebrity chefs and gourmet food connoisseurs.

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PRODUCT & SERVICES

PLAIN-T is committed to providing only extraordinary experience with the finest specialty, hand-selected whole-leaf teas from the most prized gardens in the world.

In addition, PLAIN-T offers functional, design-oriented tea-ware, accessories, gift items and customized services intended to please the most sophisticated of consumers. To bring the finest who-leaf teas in the world to your doorstep, PLAIN-T travels each season to remote high mountain regions where we explore tea gardens throughout China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Known for their favorable growing conditions and skilled tea masters, these gardens produce teas of exceptional quality.

We select the most extraordinary full-leaf, handcrafted teas, which are picket from the tea plant at their peak time. PLAIN-T’s products are 100% hand-crafted. When you choose – you are choosing the best.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR QUALITY COMMITMENT

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

PLAIN-T’s commitment to the well-being of its local and greater community begins with the products it offers. Tea is recognized as one of the healthiest beverages available in the world and after water, has the second highest global consumption of any beverage.

PLAIN-T contributes to institutions whose work encompasses similar ideals and continuously seeks partnerships with other organizations which strive to benefit their respective environments and/or constituency.

PAST CONTRIBUTIONS

HAYGROUND SCHOOL - CHEF'S DINNER
 To benefit JEFF SALAWAY SCHOLARSHIP FUND – Hayground School – Bridghampton, NY

ROSS SCHOOL - STARLIGHT BALL
To benefit ROSS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND - Ross school, East Hampton,

NY AMERICAN CANCER ASSOCIATION - RELAY FOR LIFE 
To benefit the AMERICAN CANCER ASSOCIATION - PLAIN-T “T LOFT”.

GUILD HALL - DEAR EDWINA
 To benefit FAMILY PROGRAMING AT GUILD HALL NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA - PET ADOPTION EVENT
To benefit the NSALA - Wellnest - Sag Harbor, NY

SUNFLOWER CHILDREN FOUNDTION FUND RAISING - To benefit children around the world to overcome the burdens of poverty, disease or disability to become healthy, educated, self-sustaining, and contributing members of society. NYC, NY

CEMME – CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF THE EAST END, Bridgehampton, NY

 

REFER TO NEWS & PRESS FOR UPCOMING CONTRIBUTIONS

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PLEDGE TO GREEN

PLAIN-T is grateful to earth’s gift and views its relationship with the environment, gardens and producers as a partnership; one that works in harmony to provide outstanding teas while making the world a better place. Environmentally friendly cultivation methods (no pesticides or chemicals used) and garden management practices such as ideal work conditions are some of the criteria used to select our suppliers. In partnership with clients PLAIN-T is currently working on exciting sustainable projects that encompass the recycling of our product packaging while socially and economically benefiting the community through local charities.

In partnership with local businesses, PLAIN-T is conducting research aimed at fully recycling and re-using its brewed whole-leaf teas.

IN-HOUSE PRACTICES

PLAIN-T’s commitment to the environment continues in our facilities:

→ Waste abridged packaging are used to maximize space and minimize waste per 
 package.

→  Sourcing of recyclable and biodegradable materials.

→  Paper use is avoided, recycling is mandated. Accounts are managed electronically.

→  When possible, we enjoy the natural light that shines through the large entrance in 
 our warehouse.

As PLAIN-T grows, so does its commitment to quality and the environment. PLAIN-T’s aspiration is to be a company as green as it’s tea leaves. From green tea leaves to a green work place and a greener world, PLAIN-T is committed to contributing to the betterment of the environment.

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