A note on Fair Trade and chemicals.
While we do not advertise our products as Fair Trade, we buy our breakfast blends and some traditional black and green teas direct from the tea estates in India, Japan and Sri Lanka. There are no middle men involved and while we pay what for us is a good price, it is far in excess of the amount they would receive from giants such as Liptons or Twinings. Workers are unionized, they work eight hour days, five days per week, receive free housing, electricity, schooling and medical clinics. Because of these conditions positions are much sought after and often handed down within families. We don’t have the Fair Trade label but I can personally guarantee the teas above are more than fairly traded.
Our blended teas (fruit infusions, herbal teas and Earl Greys) are sourced in Europe where teas, once bought directly from the grower, are blended with finest quality flavourings, fruits and herbs. All these products are tested by law in German laboratories for 203 chemicals and pesticides. This doesn’t make for a cheap product but does ensure a level of quality that is without equal.
The Tea Lady