tea and the community, a chat with avi markus of nourishtea

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is about understanding your business’ impact on the wider community and considering how you can use this impact in a positive way. I’ve had the opportunity to covered some other great tea companies that are doing some neat things in the CSR space, such as Rishi Tea, Runa and BOH Tea … Continue reading

an interview with tyler gage on guayusa tea, fair trade and agroforestry in the amazon

Guayusa (pronounced “why-you-suh”) tea comes from a plant that is native to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, and is perhaps easily described as a cousin of yerba maté.  It’s a tea with a complex and revered social story, for many Ecuadorian indigenous people the morning drinking of guayusa is a social ritual; with families gathering at dawn … Continue reading

tea for trees: an interview with BOH tea on corporate social responsibility & replanting 18,000 rainforest trees

BOH Tea is located in the beautiful Cameron Highlands of Malaysia, where they are the countries largest producer of black tea and have been a household name since the 1920’s (much like Lipton or Tetley are in other parts of the world).   I have covered them briefly in the past, through photo posts, mainly because … Continue reading

tea money: how fair trade is funding hospitals, tuition and clean drinking water in tea communities

[or, How Rishi Tea and the Xuan En Organic Fair Trade Cooperative are rocking the Fair Trade World] October is Fair Trade month, and to celebrate this and all the wonderful Fair Trade activity that has gone on this month (benefiting both farmers and tea drinkers alike!) I wanted to showcase the Xuan En Fair Trade … Continue reading

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