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Elephant Approved® is a conservation-based subsection of Petali Teas, a handcrafted tea company based out of Banner Elk, North Carolina. Our owner, Joy Wujek, created Elephant Approved® out of her profound love for the Earth and the relationship to the natural world she cultivated throughout her journey learning about plants and tea customs. The Elephant Approved® family and goal is dynamic - constantly evolving as we continue to strive for the most effective and meaningful ways to reduce Human Elephant Conflict. 

Since our founding, we have adopted a variety of projects to contribute to the improvement of human-elephant relations in tea producing regions. 

As the chief visionary of Elephant Approved® and the owner of Petali Teas, Joy's expertise drives Elephant Approved®s success. By coordinating all of Elephant Approved®s operations, Joy utilizes her superior management skills and creativity in order to propel and fuel conservation efforts. 

  • Beautiful, handcrafted tea blends made with elephant-friendly teas.  We donate 100% of the profits from our Elephant Approved® category directly to elephant and wildlife conservation efforts.

  • A line of uniquely designed and manufactured Elephant Approved® goods to generate funds for elephant conservation.

  • A Garden Certification Program which recognizes tea gardens with outstanding conservation practices and provides consultation on effective elephant management.



  • Share. Spread the word about Human Elephant Conflict and the plight of the elephants.

  • Purchase teas from gardens and estates with a commitment to creating wildlife havens and reducing conflict. Know the supply chain and make sure it is linked with conservation efforts,

  • Show your support for elephant conservation through your purchase of Elephant Approved® goods.

  • Ask your local coffee and tea shops to carry Elephant Approved® teas and goods.

  • Donate to support our efforts. It is costly to fly to the regions and conduct audits. Petali Teas funds this project, but always welcomes donations to help offset its costs.


Let's work together on this mission.

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