Our base teas are supplied by Metropolitan Tea, a Canada-based company devoted to providing top-quality teas and tea accessories.
In addition, they believe in the fair treatment of tea workers and are Members of the Ethical Tea Partnership, an initiative created to improve living and working conditions on tea estates.
But that's not all! Metropolitan Tea has also taken a firm stance on environmental issues, creating their own Environment Action Program, designed to greatly reduce their carbon footprint. As such, they:
- Have implemented modifications to their offices and warehouses to make them greener (such as using solar panels, recycling waste cardboard for use as packing material, etc).
- Have purchased abandoned farmland and planted 15,000 trees and preserved 80 acres of wetland to promote biodiversity.
- Were presented with the 2012 Sustainability Award by the Toronto Board of Trade.
By purchasing teas from us, you are not only getting a good cup, you are helping the environment as you do so!
For more information on Metropolitan Tea and their Environment Action Program, check out the following link: