Faces of Milwaukee 2021 | Sustainability Through Tea

These individuals represent the best of the best, which is why we deem them the Faces of Milwaukee. Read about them here, then seek out their services.

Morello King (Vice President), Aureal Ojeda (Owner and Founder); Photo by Linda SmallPage, Boutique Photographer

Outwoken Tea

Milwaukee | 920-791-1693 | outwokentea.com

Outwoken Tea was founded on the summit of a mountain of trash. Aureal Ojeda was working as a construction worker at the landfill when her truck got stuck in the mud. While she waited for help, Aureal found herself knee-deep in trash, watching seagulls foraging for food and choking on bottle caps. 

“Inspiration struck me, literally,” Aureal said. “As I watched animals and our earth suffer, a plastic bag crashed into my face. This motivated me to create a zero-waste company that could eliminate the need for plastics and improve our presence in this world.”

Aureal decided that her business would do everything in its power to support families, improve the environment, and promote green ideals. She launched Outwoken Tea in June of 2020, sourcing a niche selection of tea from small farms in developing countries, creating circular economic growth. Her packaging is home compostable, plantable, high post-consumer use, and uses algae ink. Additionally, for every purchase of tea from Outwoken Tea, one tree is planted to help with reforestation.

Over the past year Outwoken Tea has grown to be an amazing representation of sustainability in Milwaukee, one cup at a time.




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