Second German tea company joins the ETP

The Ethical Tea Partnership’s German membership continues to expand: in October, Hamburg based tea importers interTee joined the organisation, bringing the ETP’s membership to twenty-six.

Intertee was established in 1967 to import tea into the German market, and in the following years it gained a reputation for it’s innovative blends and teas with real fruit pieces. Holger Sturm took over interTee in 2009 and he keeps the company running just as the founder intended: with a sense of tradition working hand in hand with the power of innovation.

Tee-Tasting at interTee“Innovative strength, product quality, and responsibility for people and nature are pillars of our philosophy,” says Holger Sturm, owner of interTee. “We joined the ETP because we have a responsibility towards future generations, and we believe that improving social and environmental sustainability is a challenge best addressed by industry-wide collaboration.”

Sarah Roberts, Executive Director for the ETP, explains the significance of interTee joining, “interTee’s trading experience brings a very valuable additional perspective to the ETP. Their extensive supply base and long established relationships will increase our ability to support positive change, particularly in Asia.”

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