By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 22, 2023 at 9:27 AM

Did you know that all tea comes from the same plant? That “herbal tea” really isn’t tea at all? Do you know what gives Tumoi Purple Tea its vibrant color? Or what prompted a local construction worker to leave her job to found a sustainable tea company?

We’re answering those questions and more on this week’s podcast with Aureal Ojeda, founder of Outwoken Tea. During our conversation, Ojeda shares her entrepreneurial journey, tells us more about the mission of Outwoken Tea and drops a load of knowledge about unique teas, brewing methods and more, including her upcoming tea tasting classes at the Todd Wehr Nature Center.  

Brew up a cup and join us.


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Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.