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Fair Trade Certified Tea

Why drink Fair trade tea and coffee?

Fair Trade is not merely about getting a fair price for Tea!  Fair Trade principles also include fair labor conditions, community development, environmental sustainability and direct trade with farmers.

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Fair Trade empowers tea workers to lift themselves out of relative poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and fostering education for themselves and their families.

TransFair USA, a non-profit organization, is the only independent, third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the U.S. TransFair’s rigorous audit system, which tracks products from farm to finished product, verifies industry compliance with Fair Trade criteria. They ensure that the Fair Trade premium that is paid voluntarily by providers of Fair Trade products ends up back in the hands of the communities that grow and pick the tea.

Fair Trade Tea Providers

Choice Organic Teas  - Perfectly balanced tea. Pure ingredients, strict organic guidelines, and an ethics-driven Fair Trade philosophy. Choice Organic Teas is approved as a part of Whole Foods new Whole Trade™ Guarantee.

Equal Exchange - Founded in 1986, our fairly traded organic teas are sourced directly from India, Sri Lanka, and South Africa with the small-scale farmer in mind. Whereas the majority of tea comes from plantations, we are working to build an alternative system that supports small-scale tea producers.

Zhi Tea  is proud provider of Fair Trade organic loose-leaf tea directly from the producers.


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