We used to work with the Fairtrade Foundation – but over time we realised the bulk of the money we generated went to the foundation rather than the farmer.
We believe, above all, in loose leaf fair trade tea and we work very hard to build direct, responsible, ethical relationships with our partner farms and co-operatives. We pay our farmers direct, at prices they set - rather than brokers or at auction.
Fair trade loose leaf tea is not just a symbol on packaging. We pay x7 x10 x20 x80 times more than commodity tea prices for the best loose leaf tea we can find - direct to farmers who grow and craft it. And to support the wider tea community we set up Rare Charity with a direct percentage of sales going directly to support educational scholarships on our partner farms.