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Posted by Jon Copping on 02/12/2013
One of Germany’s oldest tea companies, J.T. Ronnefeldt, has taken a positive step and joined the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The company, which was founded in Frankfurt 190 years ago by Johann Tobias Ronnefeldt, specialises in the trade and sale of high-quality teas.
Ronnefeldt teas are produced exclusively using orthodox methods in order to meet the quality standards of theREAD MORE
Posted by Jon Copping on 21/11/2013
In Colombo yesterday the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), CARE Sri Lanka, and World University Services of Canada (WUSC) jointly hosted ‘Future in a Cup’, a forum to discuss issues affecting the tea industry in Sri Lanka. ‘Future in a Cup’ welcomed key players from the Sri Lankan tea industry including Plantation Companies, Tea Estate Managers, and Trade Unionists as wellREAD MORE
Posted by Jon Copping on 05/09/2013
ETP and IDH will be co-hosting TEAM UP 2014 – the unmissable tea and sustainability event on Tuesday 17th June 2014. For further information watch this space.
Key learnings and insight from this year’s event are captured in theREAD MORE
Posted by Jon Copping on 03/09/2013
This week twenty professionals from the Sri Lankan tea industry are taking part in a study tour of Kenya to look at different approaches and learn about best practices in Kenyan tea production. WUSC, CARE, and Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) are responsible for organising the trip, which was first envisaged at the Industry in Transition workshop last year. During theREAD MORE
Posted by Jon Copping on 01/08/2013
We’re pleased to announce that stick & lembke has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership making it three new German members in under a year. News of the announcement reflects the tea industry’s willingness to work collaboratively to tackle issues, and ETP’s growing presence in Continental Europe.
Established in 2011, stick & lembke founders Thorsten Stick and Kai Lembke have decadesREAD MORE
Posted by Jon Copping on 02/05/2013
A report has just been published. It is the result of a multi-stakeholder project led by the ETP and Oxfam with additional funding from IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative and Unilever, and which has the support of the certification organisations Fairtrade International, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified.
The report assesses the pay and benefits of workers on tea plantations inREAD MORE
Posted by Jon Copping on 28/03/2013
We’re delighted to announce that Bigelow Tea has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership. The US-based family-owned tea blender was founded in 1945 by Ruth Campbell Bigelow.
Bigelow Tea is the ETP’s sixth member from North America and brings the total number of ETP member companies up to twenty-eight. The news reflects the ETP’s growing influence across consuming countries and theREAD MORE
Posted by Jon Copping on 26/03/2013
The Ethical Tea Partnership is pleased to introduce Tea Monkey as its 27th member. Tea Monkey is a small chain of up-market tea cafes with big ambitions and franchise expansion plans, and it is the first ever food service chain to join the ETP. Tracey Bovingdon, the founder and owner of Tea Monkey, opened the first branch in MiltonREAD MORE