About Us

Tiger Botanicals is a division of Herbal Teas International Inc., based in Irvine, CA.

Herbal Teas International was founded in 1998 and initially specialized in the bulk supply of Rooibos Herbal Tea to the US market. Since then the company has built up a fine tradition of providing other unique African herbs and botanicals to a wide variety of industries in the North American market. Tiger Botanicals is now the leading “direct from source” supplier of a select range of specialized, bulk ingredients and extracts such as Baobab, Rooibos, Hoodia Gordonii, Irvingia and Pelargonium. These ingredients are all now widely used in the food and beverage industry, in health supplements, body care and cosmetic products.

Together with our manufacturing partners in Africa, we ensure that our products meet the highest quality standards and adhere to strict USDA and FDA regulations. We also strive to ensure that the products are safe to use, and ethically and sustainably harvested.

All our products are offered with NOP Organic certification and in the case of Baobab Fruit Pulp Powder, GRAS and Novel Foods approval.

The company has an established distribution network based in the United States, with warehousing in Orange County, Los Angeles and New Jersey, allowing for prompt and reliable shipments of even the largest of orders.

Our Baobab partner, The Baobab Fruit Company Senegal was founded in 1999 by Mauro Ottaviani, an Italian food-engineer who became fascinated with the fruit during a journey through West Africa. With the help of his son Pascal, he pioneered its transformation into a range of semi-processed materials for use in the cosmetics and food and beverage industries, with no part of the fruit going to waste.

Today, BFCS is the leading producer of Organic Baobab products and processes over 1000 tons of fruit annually, with 300 people involved in sourcing and at the main production plant located in Senegal. The corporate office is located in Mantova, Italy. The company works very closely with the Senegalese Government and small communities in the Tambacounda region in the eastern part of Senegal, to ensure the fair and ethical treatment for all harvesters in the region.