• ETP and UNICEF partnership supports thousands of children living in Assam

    Posted by Jon Copping on 25/09/2014

    Today the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and UNICEF launched a ground-breaking partnership that will improve the lives of tens of thousands of children from tea communities in Assam and help reduce their vulnerability to trafficking and exploitation. The three-year programme, which is supported and funded by IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative; ETP members, Tesco, OTG (Meßmer), TGB (Tetley, Tata Tea), READ MORE

  • Education Key to Tackling Health and Safety, Sri Lanka

    Posted by Jon Copping on 05/08/2014

    Monday 28 July was a great day for the Sri Lankan tea industry as a new year of recruits officially enrolled onto the Higher Diploma Course in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) at the Head Quarters of NIOSH (National Institute of Safety and Health). The Diploma, now in its third year, is a professional course designed specifically for the Sri READ MORE

  • ETP Welcomes Wollenhaupt Tea Trading Division

    Posted by Jon Copping on 02/07/2014

    We’re pleased to announce that Wollenhaupt Tea Trading Division is the latest tea company from Germany to join the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The company was set up in Hamburg in 1881 by the Wollenhaupt brothers August and Hermann. Today another pair of brothers, Dirk and Jörg Wollenhaupt, manages the company. They too are committed to the traditional principles underlying READ MORE

  • Leading Specialist Tea Company Joins ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 16/05/2014

    Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is pleased to announce that Canton Tea has joined the Partnership. Canton Tea, which was inspired by Jennifer Wood’s love for fine Chinese teas, was founded in 2007. Over the years Canton Tea has developed partnerships with some of the best, most experienced artisans and tea professionals, and has grown to become one of the UK’s READ MORE

  • Second Tea Company from Sri Lanka Joins ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 06/05/2014

    On 22nd April, 2014, the second tea company from Sri Lanka – Heritage Tea Group joined the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). Heritage was established in 1994 by a dynamic and enterprising group of tea experts and enthusiasts with wide experience in tea, both in Sri Lanka and overseas. The company’s policy is to service with responsibility, quality conscious and discerning READ MORE

  • Response to media reports on child trafficking in India – 01/03/14

    Posted by etpnews on 05/03/2014

    Sunday’s report in the Observer and the accompanying pieces in the Guardian and Mirror about child trafficking in India highlight an important issue. These stories of child trafficking are harrowing and raise important concerns about poverty and conditions in rural districts across India, including tea growing areas. The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) exists to improve the lives of tea workers READ MORE

  • Mabroc Joins ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 18/02/2014

    We’re pleased to confirm that Mabroc Teas has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership. Mabroc is ETP’s 30th member and the first brand from a tea-producing region to join the Partnership. Based in Sri Lanka, the company has been exporting great quality Ceylon tea for more than two decades, and in 2006 Mabroc launched their Ethical Tea brand. Mabroc is passionate READ MORE

  • J.T. Ronnefeldt joins ETP

    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 the READ MORE