Tea

 

Our Fair Trade and organic teas come from our small farmer partners in India, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Most teas on the shelf - even Fair Trade teas - come from plantations, where tea workers have little say. Join us in supporting a tea model in which farmers control their futures.

Farmer Partners

  • The Small Organic Farmers' Association (SOFA) project began in 1993 with the vision to establish a prosperous community living in harmony with the environment, and today there are over 1,600 small-scale landowner members.

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  • One example of TPI’s pioneering work is the development of Potong. Once a colonial plantation, the Potong Garden is now collectively run by its workers and paving a stronger, more democratic path forward for the community.

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  • The Mineral Springs Cooperative, also referred to as Sanjukta Vikas Cooperative, was one of the first small farming initiatives in the plantation controlled region of Darjeeling.

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Our Products

  • Our organic black teas are classic, bold blends you know and love. They are delicious brewed as-is, or with cream and sugar. 

  • With known health benefits and natural caffeine, our organic green teas are a great choice to start your day or liven your afternoon.

  • Our selection of organic herbal teas are naturally decaffeinated, making them the perfect choice for when you want a calming, soothing drink. 

  • Brewing Tips

    Heat the water based on the type of tea you are drinking. Generally, water for black and herbal teas should be boiling (212F) and water for green teas should be cooler (170-180F). Steeping time varies based on the tea and your taste, but 2 to 5 minutes should be the range for green and black tea bagged teas. Look on your box or envelope of Equal Exchange tea for more specific brewing instructions.

Recipes

  • Key Ingredients
    • Equal Exchange Organic Mint Green Tea 
    #Gluten free #Soy free #Vegan #Vegetarian
  • Key Ingredients
    • Equal Exchange Organic Rooibos Tea
    • Equal Exchange Organic Black Tea 
    #Beverage #Gluten free #Soy free #Vegan #Vegetarian

From the Blog

  • March 28, 2014·
    Equal Exchange

    Equal Exchange is proud to launch a new joint tea project with our sister co-operative in the United Kingdom, Equal Exchange Trading Ltd.

    #co-ops #tea
  • June 6, 2011·
    Jessica Jones-Hughes

    Recently at Equal Exchange, we received the question, "Is it true that coffee dehydrates you?" Water is one of the most essential nutrients for your body. So, pour yourself a glass of your favorite chilled Equal Exchange drink and read on!

    #coffee #tea
  • March 9, 2006·
    Rink Dickinson

    Over the past decade the Fair Trade movement has experienced an unimaginable level of success. As Fair Trade grows and mainstreams over the next few years, there will be an increasing struggle to control its definition.

    #fair trade #tea
  • January 2, 2014·
    Small Farmers, Big Change

    Part Two: Here in South India, we can report there have been positive changes in the last few years in the effort by Peeramade Development Society (PDS) and Tea Promoters of India (TPI) to empower small tea farmers.  Peeramade Development Society is a Catholic church of India based NGO that has a variety of projects to support the rural poor.  Tea Promoters of India is a unique family-owned tea operation that has a foundational commitment to authentic fair trade and to small tea producers.

    #fair trade #tea