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.
“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.”