Since we were certified as a Fair Trade company by TransFair USA four years ago, we’ve had a significant increase in the volume of Fair Trade tea we sell each year. As our purchases of Fair Trade teas have grown, we’ve been thrilled to see the direct impact it has had on the lives of the tea farmers who produce our teas. (You can get a glimpse of Fair Trade’s impact in the Southern China’s mountainous areas with this Fair Trade tea video from Art of Tea’s founder, Steve Schwartz.)
We’ve been so happy with the results of our work with Fair Trade farms, we guess you could say we’re thirsty for more. In September 2010, we introduced Fair Trade versions of our Earl Grey and English Breakfast teas, but we’re not stopping there. Perhaps Steve put it best when he said, “This is an continuous progression for Art of Tea, as we are determined to make sure that every one of our ingredients are sourced from sustainable, Fair Trade practices.”
Long story short – The more Fair Trade tea our customers buy, the more Fair Trade tea we buy, and the more farming communities we support in an ethical, sustainable manner. For you, it means delicious, ethically sourced tea. For us, it means a chance to make the world a better place through our business. For the farmers, it means a better life for themselves and for future generations.
Are you as thirsty for Fair Trade teas as we are? Check out our collection of Fair Trade teas.