Organic English Breakfast tea (100g)
Our English Breakfast tea originates from the Putharjhora Tea Garden in a region of India that serves as a gateway to north-east India and Bhutan. The garden was rescued by the current owners after years of neglect and bad agricultural practices. The community there suffered low wages, poor treatment and excessive exposure to harmful pesticides widely used on non-organic tea estates. Now the estate is a shining example in the area – the estate workers are empowered to make decisions, are no longer exposed to chemicals, and benefit from a Fairtrade partnership with the management. It is one of the best examples of worker empowerment we have seen in India. A more natural ecological balance has recovered on the estate and the flora and fauna has been enriched. The composting of waste on the estate to provide nutrients to the tea plants is a model of how organic systems can work on a large scale.