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Our Story

melez was founded in 2015 by Tea Sommelier Liliana L. Aslanoba and Emre Aslanoba with the mission of sharing the world of tea and it’s countless benefits for mind, body & soul. Inspired by the restless and mesmerizing city of Istanbul, a blend of east & west, past & present, bitter & sweet.

Through our artisanal approach, we want to redefine high quality tea, bring to light the beauty of the botanical rituals from around the world, the art of blending tea, the traditional art of making tea and the culture behind tea while ultimately promoting happiness and wellbeing.

While fulfilling our mission, there are three pillars we base all of our actions on:

People

All of our products are handmade, from the blending to our biodegradable tea bags to our packaging. 90% of our workers are women and mostly from our local community. All of our imported teas, herbs and spices are certified by a Fair Trade program as well as Rainforest Alliance Certified.

Earth

We want to minimize our footprint on this earth. Our packaging is either reusable or recyclable. All of our imported ingredients are certified by Rainforest Alliance which emphasizes sustainable practices. We get to know our local suppliers and we ensure that they are using sustainable and fair practices as well.

Quality

We ensure that our products do not contain pesticides, herbicides or additives. We do independent testing on our ingredients. We get to know our suppliers and know directly where our ingredients are coming from. We always source quality over price to bring you the best experience. We have an in house tea sommelier and tea expert that creates each one of our unique blends. All our products are produced in our ISO 22000 / ISO 9001 certified facility.

 

BİZE ULAŞIN