Designation Level: Gold

Arnold’s Tea graces Pittsburgh’s North Side with a dynamic selection of fresh, hand-bagged, loose-leaf teas, along with made-on-the-spot sandwiches and pastries. Arnold’s is a sustainability leader within the Pittsburgh region, contributing to a healthier, happier, and more prosperous city. The establishment earned a Gold level designation with the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program in 2017.

Recognizing the importance of a healthy lifestyle, owner Verna Arnold provides guests with over 38 different varieties of tea, all of which are unsweetened and without added concentrates. From universal favorites to custom unique blends, Arnold’s is committed to serving fresh, high quality teas and snacks, made from natural and organic ingredients.

As a Gold designated Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant, Arnold’s Tea incorporates many sustainable practices into their mission. The tea shop helps to stimulate the local economy by sourcing goods from local vendors and farmers markets. To reduce waste, their single use wares are made from recycled materials and are also compostable. Energy Star rated equipment and appliances are used to decrease the amount of energy the shop uses. As a proud member of the Pittsburgh region, Arnold frequently looks for ways to be involved with the community. She offers informational classes to educate the public about the many benefits of tea, and allows neighborhood and community meetings to be held in the shop. To find out more about the positive impacts Arnold’s Tea is having on the region, you can view the Arnold’s Tea profile to read their complete certification report.

Interested in trying Arnold’s Tea? Stop by 502 E. Ohio Street in the North Side, Monday through Saturday between 8am and 4pm. Hours may be subject to change.

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