Did you know?
Your love for drinking tea contributes to an industry that helps employ millions of people all over the world?
According to a global report initiated by the IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development,) Tea production employs 13 million people, 9 million of whom are smallholder farmers, while the remainder work in tea estates; in China, Sri Lanka and Kenya, which account for half of the world’s tea production, the majority of tea is produced by smallholder farmers.
Here's How We're doing Our Part:
Introducing PEKOE (People. Expressing. Kindness. Over. Everything) | 2023
We are so excited to Introduce you to PEKOE: People Expressing Kindness Over Everything. Our ethically sourced, single-origin tea product line! With each sip, you're part of a movement for kindness and sustainability, directly from the farm to your cup. Join us in making a positive impact on communities and our planet. To learn more about our PEKOE product line and how we're impacting the world while creating a community of kindness, visit www.PEKOE.LIFE
Take Me To Nepal! | 2022
We are super excited to partner with a new supplier who has pledged to plant 1 tea sapling for every purchase of tea. This means, the more tea we buy, the more tea there will be. We couldn't think of a better deal!
To add the cherry on top, our new supplier has made it their mission to Educate, Empower and Impact the lives of others in need.
They accomplish this by raising funds to offer scholarships to less fortunate students, building homes for the homeless, raising funds to purchase cows for families to establish other avenues of income and they even began a farmer relief fund to help farmers navigate the challenging Covid-19 landscape.
Their values really resonate with us and we are happy to know that our resources are going towards a company with a big heart. You can also feel good knowing that when you purchase our ' Take Me To Nepal ' - Organic - Nepalese Black tea, you are impacting the lives of others in a very special way by helping to amplify these causes.
The Mapenzi Project | 2019
In late 2019 our company launched the Mapenzi Project, an initiative aimed to put a spotlight on African teas from ethical tea factories and farms that account for the livelihood of thousands.
We began sourcing teas from these various regions to help spread awareness while also contributing to the prosperity of the people directly responsible for harvesting these wonderful teas.
Suddenly, COVID-19 swept over the world and all of our plans were brought to an immediate halt.
As the situation with the pandemic begins to neutralize and return to a new normal, we plan to pick up where we left off; by establishing ethical and sustainable tea partnerships that will have a direct effect on our beloved tea farmers and their communities.