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Sustainable Tea

Tea Impacts Sustainability Principles at All Levels

We are committed to advocating for a better world and future through strong partnerships and active education for how tea drinkers can contribute to this necessary global effort.

 

Principle 1: Economic Empowerment of Women in Tea Producing Countries

We aspire to partner with select producers and importers who advocate for gender equity and economic empowerment of women in tea producing countries.

 

Principle 2: Culture Rooted in Respecting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tea is the second most drunk beverage in the world to water, connecting people with shared values of embracing love and human connections. We are rooted in our core values of respecting all people from all walks of life. This requires continuous commitment to actively build a community whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.

 

Principle 3: Reducing Environmental Footprint

According to the Composting Council, if everyone in the United States composted all of their food waste, the impact would be equivalent to removing 7.8 million cars from the road. Waste broken down in landfill sites produces harmful greenhouse gas emissions, whereas that decomposed by composting does not, as waste breaks down anaerobically. We encourage more tea drinkers to drink loose-leaf teas (yes, that's without bags) which can be directly composted after brewing. Loose-leaf tea tastes better too!

* Some of our tea producers incorporate tea producing practices of leveraging solar thermal energy to reduce overall greenhouse emissions.