Tea

 

Our Fair Trade and organic teas come from our small farmer partners in India, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Most teas on the shelf - even Fair Trade teas - come from plantations, where tea workers have little say. Join us in supporting a tea model in which farmers control their futures.

Farmer Partners

  • The Small Organic Farmers' Association (SOFA) project began in 1993 with the vision to establish a prosperous community living in harmony with the environment, and today there are over 1,600 small-scale landowner members.

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  • One example of TPI’s pioneering work is the development of Potong. Once a colonial plantation, the Potong Garden is now collectively run by its workers and paving a stronger, more democratic path forward for the community.

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  • The Mineral Springs Cooperative, also referred to as Sanjukta Vikas Cooperative, was one of the first small farming initiatives in the plantation controlled region of Darjeeling.

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Our Products

  • Our organic black teas are classic, bold blends you know and love. They are delicious brewed as-is, or with cream and sugar. 

  • With known health benefits and natural caffeine, our organic green teas are a great choice to start your day or liven your afternoon.

  • Our selection of organic herbal teas are naturally decaffeinated, making them the perfect choice for when you want a calming, soothing drink. 

  • Brewing Tips

    Heat the water based on the type of tea you are drinking. Generally, water for black and herbal teas should be boiling (212F) and water for green teas should be cooler (170-180F). Steeping time varies based on the tea and your taste, but 2 to 5 minutes should be the range for green and black tea bagged teas. Look on your box or envelope of Equal Exchange tea for more specific brewing instructions.

Recipes

  • Key Ingredients
    • Equal Exchange Organic Vanilla Rooibos
    #Dessert #Gluten free #Soy free #Vegetarian
  • Key Ingredients
    • Equal Exchange Organic Peppermint Tea
    #Dessert #Gluten free #Soy free #Vegan #Vegetarian

From the Blog

  • August 5, 2010·
    Jessica Jones-Hughes

    A curious Equal Exchange tea lover recently inquired, "Is rooibos or green tea higher in antioxidants?" So, let's st

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  • April 2, 2013·
    Ashley Cheuk

    Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12. Yes, flowers are lovely, but if you're looking for something a little more unique, we've got some fairly traded gifts that will be a hit with Mom and also support women farmers and artisans around the world. Here are some of my favorite choices for Mom.

    #chocolate #coffee #gift ideas #tea
  • April 2, 2012·
    Jessica Jones-Hughes

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    #fair foods #tea
  • October 6, 2011·
    Equal Exchange

    Our deliciously spicy chai is made with black tea and spices from Sri Lanka. It's great when steeped as black tea and served sweetened with a drop of honey. Check out these additional recipes for some chai fun.

    #recipes #tea