‘Rooibos’ meaning ‘red bush’ in Afrikaans language, is only produced in South Africa. This one is from the Cederberg mountains of South Africa, where it is grown at an altitude of 1500-2500 feet. It is naturally caffeine free and comes in handy biodegradable pyramid bags producing a rich flavour with sweet aroma that leaves a very smooth after taste. Can be enjoyed hot or iced.
Steep 1 tea pyramid in a cup of boiling hot water and allow to brew for 3-5 minutes. Do not add milk. Sugar if required.
Packaged in the UK in a compostable NatureFlex film bag to ensure maximum freshness. NatureFlex is produced from renewable wood pulp sustainably harvested from FSC managed forests and is 100% compostable. Each pyramid is made from 'soilon' which is derived from GMO-free corn starch. This material is biodegradable and can be completely broken down in recycling facilities. The pyramids cannot however be turned into compost in your back garden as they are only commercially compostable. Presented in recyclable card box.
Tea People give back at least 50% of their net profit to a charity that helps fund educational and social projects in the tea growing regions of India.
Contains 15 biodegradable tea pyramids. Box measures approximately 8cm wide x 17.5cm high.
Whilst Tea People are not certified as Fairtrade, they are, in fact, much more than that. The concept of 'fair trade' was created to protect the interest of small-scale farmers and to make sure that they are getting a fair price for their produce.
Most tea gardens however, are owned by wealthy individuals or corporations that manage to sell their teas at a premium due to the demand supply gap for high quality teas. The poor are the workers and the labourers in the tea gardens, who subsist on a minimal daily wage and would therefore gain little or no benefit from the Fairtrade certification awarded to their employers.
Tea People work directly with the poor and serve primarily the educational needs of the children of tea garden workers or those who depend on the region for their livelihood. For this they put aside 50% of their net profit and therefore consider their operations as much more than being fair trade.
Certified organic by the Soil Association.
Premium organic Rooibos.
Naturally caffeine free.
Neeraj and Vishaka attributed their own success to the education they had received in India and firmly believed that education should be available to all. Knowing the poverty that existed in that area, they decided to help and raised the required funds to provide the much needed assistance. While it was extremely satisfying to be able to help, the pair quickly realised that the scale of the problem was much bigger and way beyond that one school. Also, that fundraising alone was not a very sustainable way of addressing the issue.
That's when the idea for Tea People was born. Neeraj and Vishaka wanted to address the issue of poverty in and around the underserved tea growing regions of the world so decided to set up the company as a social enterprise. The brand donates at least 50% of their net profit to sister charity New Leaf Trust, who help fund educational and social projects in these regions.
So put the kettle on, become one of the 'tea people' and help make tea into a powerful medium for bringing about a positive social change.