premium tea origin
Everything in a quality tea has something to do with origin and the skills of the maker.
I only buy directly from small farms and want to build a lasting relationship,
giving them the attention and respect they deserve.
I've sought long and far to find the perfect partners. This hasn't been easy. My farmers are doing so much more than any certificate out there, because for them social and environmental responsibility is given and they are willing to make an extra effort in order for everyone and everything to thrive.
They share my view that tea producing should have a positive impact on the nature and people working with tea.
Their main objective is to support
-the disappearing art of making Orthodox tea
-workers' well-being in every aspect (e.g. well above average salary, social responsibility and great working conditions)
-sustainable farming, protecting the environment and animals
Summary of my two small tea farms
malawian farms -fair trade
Owner: Alexander Kay. Family owned estate since 1923
Location: Malawi Highlands, 100m above sea level
Farm size: 0,5 ha per small farmer
Quality: Specialty tea, whole leaves pesticide-free Fair Trade
These teas are produced by passionate smallholders and all tea is picked by hand. The tea is Fair Trade and all their tea is made with love, passion and craftsmanship, as dedication for tea is passed on over several generations.
Owner: Murali Subramanian. Family owned farm since 2009
Location: Nilgiri Mountains, India, 2000m above sea level
Farm size: 2 ha
Quality: Specialty tea, whole leaves, Indian organic farming
I was dedicated to have these single estate teas in my store and give everyone a chance to try the remarkable teas from these amazing tea artisans - they truly have a heart of gold. Their tea farm has an Indian Organic Certificate.