• American Family-Owned Tea Blender joins the ETP

    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 the


  • Up and coming tea chain joins the ETP

    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 Milton


  • The ETP joins the China Tea Marketing Association (CTMA)

    Posted by Jon Copping on 20/03/2013

    The China Tea Marketing Tea Association (CTMA) recently approved the Ethical Tea Partnership as a foreign member, increasing the ETP’s capacity to bring about further social and environmental improvements to the sector.

    The development means the ETP will be much more strongly connected to senior government staff who play an important role in the tea sector. Given the size of


  • Gracious Mnjengezulu employed by the ETP, RA & Utz

    Posted by Jon Copping on 05/03/2013

    The Ethical Tea Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of Gracious Mnjengezulu as Country Manager for Malawi. Gracious is jointly employed by the ETP, Rainforest Alliance and Utz, and will be responsible for helping both smallholder tea farmers and estates improve their performance against international social and environmental standards.

    As part of the role Gracious will also be responsible


  • The unmissable tea and sustainability event

    Posted by Jon Copping on 04/03/2013

    The ETP and IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative are hosting TEAM UP 2013 – the unmissable event for tea and sustainability in London Tuesday 18 June. Building on the success of last year’s ETP summer event, which was open to ETP’s partner organisations for the first time, TEAM UP 2013 will welcome key players from the tea industry


  • Shaping the future of the tea industry

    Posted by Jon Copping on 28/01/2013

    The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is part of coalition of organisations steering the development of a set of scenarios of the tea sector in 2030, which aim to catalyse creative thinking and new partnerships that can accelerate a more sustainable tea sector.

    The Tea 2030 project is being co-ordinated by the sustainability non-profit organisation Forum for the Future and, as


  • An Industry in Transition: The Future of the Plantation Community, Sri Lanka

    Posted by Jon Copping on 28/11/2012

    Today in Colombo, Sri Lanka, various stakeholders and key representatives from the tea industry have come together to share the vision of the future of the sector and the challenges it faces.  ETP, CARE Sri Lanka, and World University Services Canada (WUSC) have provided the platform for the discussions that will be facilitated by the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA).


  • Second German tea company joins the ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 22/11/2012

    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