Herbaria – Organic enjoyment From passion & tradition!
Herbaria was founded in 1919 as a tea and remedy company by Karl Halter in Philippsburg (Baden Württemberg) and taken over by our owner Otto Greither in the 1980s. Thus we came also in the middle of the 80’s to Bavaria.
At the beautiful Schliersee, spices were added to the existing range of health products. It quickly became clear that organic quality is always the most important guideline at Herbaria and so we are also the first organic pioneer who mixed organically grown teas, herbs and spices in our own production, bottled them and offered them for sale in organic food shops all over Germany.
In 2006 the economic situation of the company required a change. In addition to organic quality, enjoyment has also become our passion over the years. Thus the small, but fine Herbaria team decided around the present managing director Erwin Winkler with much courage to a radical product relaunch. Herbaria has bundled decades of experience and created the premium spice series “Bio-Feinschmecker” – select individual spices from selected regions and irresistible spice mixtures. With the help of top chefs, appealing names and designs as well as hand-picked suppliers and raw materials, we have managed to occupy a niche in the food market and make the topic of spices and cooking appealing, varied and simple. But quality and enjoyment are not only our top priorities when it comes to spices: our organic herbal teas, coffees and natural drugstores also use only selected and strictly controlled organic raw materials.
Herbaria shows that the organic market is an individual and not a mass market. True to the motto “Bio is small, bio is beautiful”, the Herbaria team works daily on the excellent and continuous premium quality of the natural products that promise pure enjoyment. For this Herbaria uses only selected organic raw materials, which are controlled far beyond the legally required standards. The products are produced with great attention to detail in Magstadt, Bruckmühl and Traunstein. The integration of people with disabilities is very important to us. For example, we have been working with the Chiemgau-Lebenshilfe workshops in Traunstein for a long time. Among other things, our mini bread mills are mixed there and filled and labelled by hand. Two employees from the Oberlandwerkstätten in Miesbach also support us in the warehouse.
For Herbaria, living in harmony with nature and people and making this possible for future generations is the basic idea of sustainability. This includes values such as global environmental protection, fair cooperation and regionalism.
Not only the quality of the raw materials is of great importance for our products, but also the people who deal with Herbaria products every day – our team.
Since the product relaunch, the number of employees has risen from 10 to 30. With a lot of motivation and an eye for lifestyle & innovation, our dedicated team works to continuously improve the excellent quality of our products. Our goal is to be able to offer you – our Herbaria fans – specialities that are in harmony with people and nature and make pure culinary enjoyment an experience.