Friday, October 17, 2008

Save a child in Africa!

Here at Tropical Tea Company we work hard every day to provide great customer service, great products, and an easy to use online tea shop. We also believe that the tea community is in touch with the global environment and cares about all who inhabit this planet. We also believe that we should give back to those who give us the enjoyment of tea such as China and Africa.

So here at Tropical Tea Company with every order you place helps a child in Africa have clean drinking water for 1 year. How do we do this? Good question….Tropical Tea Company has partnered up with the Water Is Life Foundation ( who has invented a filtered straw that can hang around the neck of child and will filter out 99.9% of all the bad things in water that causes illness. I have personally run my own tests on the straw and trust me it works.
For example I had my daughter and her friend take a clean glass of water in the backyard and told them to make the water as dirty as possible. Well they lived up to the challenge, I watched them put mud, grass, dog food, water from the dog bowl, they spit in it, well you get the point. After watching all of that I had to muster up the courage to actually take a drink of this nasty water. After thinking about it for about 4 min. and my wife and children rooting me on to take a drink I did it! I sucked that nasty water right up that filtered straw and it was like amazing, the water tasted just like bottled water. It even tasted cleaner than my very own tap water.

6,000 people die each day due to the lack of clean drinking water…….6,000 people!! This has got to stop. I am telling you from the bottom of my heart this filter straw is the cure. We get most of our black tea from China and all of our Rooibos from Africa and these are the people who are in the greatest need for clean drinking water. At Tropical Tea Company we are so devoted to this cause that if you want to purchase straws only and no tea that is GREAT!! We have a picture on our home page of the straw that you can click on and purchase as many straws as you want and we will send those straight to Africa where the need is the greatest. The straws cost us $10.00 to make and ship so rest assured that 100% of your money goes to sending these filter straws to Africa. I am so passionate about this cause if you place a filter straw order I will send you a FREE 2oz. bag of Tropical Tea Co’s. House Blend, which is a White Coconut Crème tea.

We at Tropical Tea Company feel that it is possible and a responsibility to provide great products at low costs and help those people in need all over the world at the same time. With help of you and everyone you know we can make a difference in the world today by simply doing the thing we love….drinking tea!

Well thanks for visiting our site and if you want you can visit or for more information on how you can help with the thirst. Remember that Tropical Tea Company is nothing without our loyal base of customers, so if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns please email me at anytime.

Humble Thanks,
Will Rhoads

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thought of the Moment #2

Time or Money, what is more valuable?

I have never heard an old person say "I wish I would have spent more time at work".

Wow what a simple yet complex question, I could write a book on my theory about time vs. money but since this is a blog I will not bore you with it. However if you ever want to know I would love to talk with you about it over a cup of tea. Anyway, when I think about this question first I think about the properties of both:

Money: I can make, save and spend as much or as little money as I please. I can give it away or I can physically throw it in the trash. Money will never run out, I mean it might run out of my bank account or wallet, because it has many times, but I can always get more and as much as I want.

Time: I have been given only a certain amount of time for my life. I can not save time, it will keep going no matter what I do, I can not spend time, it is spent for me, and I can not make time, you get the point. I can not give time away and I can not throw time in the trash. Time WILL run out one day and there is nothing I can do about it.

After reading these 2 comparisons which do you think is the most valuable? I think time is more valuable 100 times over. Some will argue that "I save time by the decisions I make or the actions I take". This usually comes up with that career driven, money motivated person, which I have been in the past. However; I am sorry you can not save time, you can do things more efficiently however when you are through with the task at hand another will arise and in the mean time your wife's time is ticking, your kids time is ticking, and lets not forget your time is ticking as well. So why as human beings do we spend 20 to 30 years of our life working our time away for something as inferior as money, retirement, and ultimately boredom? By then our time with our kids has expired, some of our friends time has expired, and we are inching closer to that final second. I think work is important and I think money is important too but when compared to time those 2 things are nothing. Have you ever heard the phrase, "live today like it is your last"? Have you ever tried it? If you have let me know, because I would expect you to be broke and unemployed because you did not show up for work, in fact you called your boss and cussed him or her out, you gave all your money away to friends and family and you had one of the most incredible days of your life spending time with those that you love so much!!! That is my dream, not retirement, not riches but the ability to live everyday as my last. Giving away my riches to friends and family and having the most incredible and memorable TIMES with my family. Having that feeling that I do not want the day to end and waking up as early as possible thanking God for more time with them. Thanking God for allowing me to see my wife and children again and repeat the above.

Please let me know what you think about this topic and if you want to talk further about this I would love too. This is one of my favorite topics.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thought of the Moment #1

What a great day today is going to be!!! You know one of the things I learned growing up is attitude is everything. If you wake up with negative energy and a poor attitude towards where you are at in life the day will only reflect your thoughts and attitude. However if you wake up and say to yourself more than once within the first couple of minuets of being awake "I am going to conquer the world today" then that is the very thing you will accomplish. I often read the obituaries and some would see that as a negative behavior, however I see it as a way to build your goals in life. Take for instance the obit. that talks about a persons work life and the amount of time they spent at work and how great of an employee that person was. Hey, I respect that and that is just fine and some would love to have that obit. But me personally, I like to see the obits. that talk about the type of father and person he was and how they gave back to the community and how all their children and grandchildren and great children are going to deeply miss him and all of his little habits. You know like if he got up everyday and went to the coffee shop to have a cup o joe with his old buds that he had known since he was a young kid. In fact, I found one that motivated me so much that I keep it in my sock drawer (if you want a copy let me know! this man was a stud). At the end of the day the only thing that matters is that you are working towards what you want, not what society tells you to do and that all begins with the attitude you have when you wake up in the morning!!! "I am going to conquer the world today".

Monday, July 28, 2008

A New Week

Well I hope everyone had a great weekend!!! I for sure had a great weekend and im not sure if I have ever had a bad weekend. Not too much to report at the Tropical Tea Company, we just came out with our Gift Bag ideas and want to let everyone know that if you do not find what you are looking for to please email us and we can get it, or if you are looking for a themed gift bag that you can not find we will create it. Remember to register on the site so you can recieve the monthly newsletter!! Well have a great weekend and dont forget to drink some tea!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Gift Bags Are Here!!!!

We have been spending all day on getting these gift bags ready for the site so here they are.... We are going to be adding alot of other types of combinations in the future but we figured this would be a great start. If you have any ideas on new types of gift bags that you would like to see we will not only consider it but if it is chosen we will include you in the naming process.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

What is this....

Tropical Tea Company is an online tea store; (e-commerce business) where we sell anything from premium loose leaf tea, assorted flavored teabags, to tea accessories. We also list many educational tools; About Tea, How to Prepare Tea, Health Benefits of Tea, and Where Tea Comes From. We currently offer over 500 items and comming soon we will be offering gift bag ideas which will include; Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and many more!

Our goal here at Tropical Tea Co. is to provide you with the highest quaility but lowest cost of premium tea, educational tools, and most importantly provide excellent customer service!

Please visit our store and 'comment'. We look forward to hearing from you!