Explore — Fair Trade
A History of Tea
This morning, 2 billion people drank a cup of tea. Yesterday morning as well, and tomorrow morning will result in another 2 billion cups of tea drunk around the world. But did you know that every cup of tea - black tea, green tea, oolong tea, white tea - all come from the same plant? For one of the world’s favourite hot drinks, there’s not a lot known about the history of tea, how tea is made, how is sustainability sought after in the industry, is there modern slavery, and how will climate change affect your favourite cup of tea?...
Universal Village History
How We Came to Tea Nicole Lamond made the decision to start a fair trade business in 1998 after returning from a trip to India and East Africa. Along with the typical, memorable backpacking experiences – stolen bags, bed bugs, vomiting all night from food poisoning – there was one memory that stood out. In Kenya, Nicole had the opportunity to visit some families that worked on a tea plantation. They were aid recipients as a part of a World Vision project which helped give them access to education, clean water and other resources; yet both of the parents...