Numi Organic Tea was founded in 1999 by brother and sister Ahmed and Reem Rahid. The idea was to bring Ahmed's love of exotic tea together with Reem's passion for art, and Numi does that, but what they've built together is so much more. Today, the company they started in a 750-sq-ft apartment in Oakland offers a breathtaking array of organic and Fair Trade Certified premium teas and herbal tisanes. All are sold in packaging made from recycled materials and printed with soy-based inks and gift boxes handcrafted from sustainable bamboo. And the company continually reviews and refines its processes to minimize its environmental impact, conserving water, energy, trees and more through thoughtful choices. Not only are Numi's delicious products crafted with respect for the land and farmers, they also support arts, education, health and environmental initiatives around the world (including inner-city Oakland) through the Numi Foundation.