A note on Fair Trade.
While we do not advertise our products as Fair Trade, we buy our breakfast blends and some traditional black and green teas direct from the tea estates in India, Japan and Sri Lanka.
There are no middle men involved and while we pay what for us is a good price, it is far in excess of the amount they would receive from giants such as Liptons or Twinings.
Workers are unionised, they work eight hour days, five days per week, receive free housing, electricity, schooling and medical clinics. Because of these conditions, positions are much sought after and often handed down within families.
We don’t have the Fair Trade label but I can personally guarantee the teas above are more than fairly traded.