The benefits of fair trade organic tea go beyond social justice and environmental stewardship to produce a variety of magnificent fair trade tea choices for you to enjoy. Your purchase of fair trade tea supports equitable wages for workers as well as access to health care and improved living conditions. We've gathered some of the best organic teas from India, Egypt and Africa for your pleasure. Savor the aroma of lavender, vanilla, jasmine or mango masterfully blended with the finest fair trade teas. Wake up with Celtic Breakfast tea, enjoy a leisurely cup of Northwest Blackberry tea in the afternoon and celebrate a great meal with Jasmine Green tea.
Things many of us take for granted, such as clean drinking water, electricity, sanitation, decent housing, fair wages and safe working conditions, are often unavailable to workers on tea plantations. Much like the coffee industry, control of tea production is extremely limited, with just a few multinational corporations dominating most of the market. This allows them to have power over prices paid to tea estates, denying workers livable wages, and forcing them to labor in dangerously poor conditions. Workers and their children are exposed to hazardous pesticides and open sewers, far too often resulting in disease and death. Having insufficient funds for health care or education, or other employment opportunities, children are often forced into work on plantations at an early age to help the family survive, where many remain due to a lack of options. Fair trade premiums paid to worker groups allow them to take control of their conditions, provide better lives for their families, strengthen their communities and also promotes better environmental protections as well. Enjoy your organic tea knowing your purchase helps to create a better world, sip by sip, for all involved. At Garuda International, we offer a wonderful variety of organic fair trade loose leaf teas and tea bags from India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Egypt and the Americas.
In Ireland, you go to someone's house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you're really just fine. She asks if you're sure. You say of course you're sure, really, you don't need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don't need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn't mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it's no trouble and I can give you
a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up
in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting. In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don't get any damned tea.
I liked the Irish way better.” C.E. Murphy
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