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Arthur Ebeling wants to save the world one cup of tea at a time. It sounds cliché, but this 23-year-old wants to make a mark on entrepreneurship and the environment simultaneously. Like tea, his outlook is refreshing: “Young entrepreneurs are creating a new wave of business. We live in a truly global marketplace and that is a critical landscape for social change being partnered with business.”
Ebeling certainly knows his teas. He grew up making tea from spearmint he picked from his grandmother’s backyard. He even likes to explain the medicinal benefits of different leaves as outlined in the fabled Eastern Isles’ Lost Scrolls.
Ebeling started Eastern Isles Teas and Tonics as a college student two years ago (he’s graduating in the fall). It sells eight teas and donates one dollar from each sale to environmental causes. Ebeling is also working on a line of teas for kids to replace some soft drinks.
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