We are pleased to announce that teapigs is the latest tea company to join the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The fresh thinking tea company, which was set up by Nick and Louise in November 2006, has one mission – to get the nation drinking real tea!
In order to maximise flavour, teapigs sell tea loose and in pyramid mesh bags known as ‘tea temples’, which allow the tea inside to infuse properly. In essence, the ‘temple’ gives customers the ability to make loose leaf tea without the hassle.
It’s not just about great flavours, teapigs is also committed to giving back to the communities from where they source. That’s why they support the Point Foundation – an organisation that works closely with orphans and young children in Gisenyi, Rwanda.
By joining ETP, teapigs will now have an even bigger impact as they will contribute to existing programmes that are already making a significant difference to the lives of farmers and communities across the country.
For example, ETP together with partners have already made significant impacts through their farmer field schools, which teach farmers about good practice farming, key business skills, and information on health, nutrition, and wellness. To date, hundreds of farmers have graduated, with 86% of them confirming that their lives had improved due to increased income, improved health from better nutrition, and the social aspect of the farmer field schools.
Sarah Roberts, Executive Director, ETP says: “I’m very happy that teapigs has joined ETP – they’re a forward-thinking brand that has really caught the attention of consumers. Their approach is underpinned by strong ethical credentials that have tangible benefits for communities in tea sourcing regions. I’m really looking forward to working with their team and implementing projects that benefit even more tea workers and farmers.”
Louise Cheadle, teapigs co-founder and tea taster adds, “We’ve always been committed to doing the right thing and sourcing our teas responsibly. We’re now delighted to be joining ETP and working closely with Sarah and her team to further that cause. The ETP is clearly in a great position to really help improve the lives of the many millions of people working in tea producing regions.”