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How Our Quality Differs From Other Essiac Sellers

As we mentioned in a previous post, Ojibwa Tea of Life has specifically chosen not to purchase herbs from bulk warehouses, where the herbs have been sitting stagnant for weeks or months. By and large, other essiac sellers do use these types of facility. They also frequently offer herbs that have not been grown or packaged in such a way as to maximize their health benefits.

Our mission is to provide the best quality herbs we can, because our top priority is the health of our customers. Our herbs arrive every other week, fresh from our suppliers. These include growers, wildcrafters and farms. They are then packaged and prepared at a facility that is a cGMP, FDA Cleanroom, certified kosher and organic.

Funtumia elastica


Funtumia elastica (Silkrubber) is a medicinal plant in the family Apocynaceae.1 It is a shrubby African rubber tree with glossy leaves, milky sap, and long woody seedpods. The bark is the medicinal portion.

Scientists studied Funtumia extensively in the 1960s, but only recently have its medicinal properties recaptured the interest of science. Funtumia has important antioxidant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic properties. It is traditionally used in its native environment, tropical Africa, to treat asthma, allergies, and other respiratory issues, as well as malaria. It has no known toxicity. Read More »

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Welcome to the new Ojibwa Tea of Life store!

new-cartIf you visit our online store at https://www.ojibwatea.com/shop, you’ll see that it looks a little different than it has in the past.

We’ve completely rebuilt our store from the ground up to provide you with a smoother overall experience!

Among the changes we’ve made are:

No Account Required

For the last few years, you’ve been required to create an account when you went to check out. That was a limitation of our cart at the time. Well, no more! Now you can check out without registering an account. If you want to create an account to save your shipping information for future orders or check the status of your current order, you may certainly still do that, but it’s no longer required.

Accounts created under the old shopping cart platform will not transfer to the new platform. You’ll have to create a new account, if you’d like to have one. It may be a minor inconvenience – and we apologize for that – but we believe the benefits of this new cart are worth it!

Streamlined Checkout

In addition to no longer requiring an account, our checkout process has been streamlined and simplified. Now instead of five pages (after logging in first), you can complete your checkout in two easy steps.

If It Fits, It Ships

Our new cart features improved accuracy in shipping calculations. We now ship via USPS Priority Mail flat rate boxes – if it fits it ships! Applies to both domestic and international orders.

Sort Products

You can now choose to sort products in our store by the parameter of your choice, including price and popularity.

Better Product Photographs

The photographs of our products are now available in larger sizes, and better quality than before. We’re still working on re-shooting some of our products, but over the next several weeks we’ll have bigger, better photos for all of our products.


We think you’ll be pleased with our new cart. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at customercare -at- ojibwatea dot com.

We look forward to serving you for many years to come!

Our Rates vs. Other Essiac Sellers’ Rates

In a previous post, we talked about some of the other companies out there who use the Ojibwa moniker. The fact is, if you do a little research you’ll find that some of these companies offer essiac tea at rates lower than ours.

While we do work to ensure our tea blends are as affordable as possible, we also must strike a balance with quality. Many of our competitors who charge less are able to do so because they buy herbs in massive quantities. These herbs are dubious as far as their origin, health benefits, and efficacy.

We specifically choose not to purchase our herbs from large supply houses. Instead we use only fresh, domestic, certified organic herbs.

By way of comparison, herbs that come from large (cheaper) supply houses generally source their herbs from overseas. Furthermore, their herbs are sprayed, gassed and/or fumigated! Anyone who is concerned about their health and well-being would do well to consider this the next time they need to order herbal products.

What about other companies that call themselves “Ojibwa Tea?”

There are other companies who call themselves “Ojibwa Tea,” and there is much confusion on the internet and media sources – stores sell brands of “Ojibwa Tea” that are cheaper than Ojibwa Tea of Life™.

We have been in business since 1994 – being one of the very first five essiac companies. The title of any Native American tribe (Nation) is not allowed to be trademarked – hence many companies and individuals have used and use the “Ojibwa” in marketing their products.

Individual marketers, as well as small and large companies came long after us, have used the name “Ojibwa Tea” in their brand.  We have been around for almost 21 years (longevity and knowledge) using the name “OJIBWA TEA OF LIFE” company!

While there are some very well versed and ethical individuals who know the remarkable story of essiac and Rene Caisse, sadly there are those who are, as they say, “just out to make a buck” with little knowledge of Native Spiritual or healing. There are also some very large corporate companies who have their own version of essiac. These companies offer cheap inferior herbs, selling it in ways that are not according to “tradition.”

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