Our Why and How

Annabel Kalmar, founder of Tea Rebellion, Photo by PC Foo

When Tea Rebellion was approached by Daphne Gorden, writer for LiisBeth magazine, which focuses on activism, action and feminist practices, we were very intrigued. The article Daphne crafted from talking to several of our partner farmers, the founder and the core team focuses on trade transparency and our direct trade model. Read on to discover…

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Is Certification Still the Gold Standard for Tea? Fair Trade Tea Certification, www.tearebellion.com

In tea, like in many other global commodities, standards around social and environmental sustainability have created awareness about practices on estates and plantations and led to some improvements. The key ones include Fairtrade, Ethical Tea Partnership, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and of course organic standards. Many of these are very well regarded, require certification by third…

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How Direct Trade Helps Tea Farmers and Small Retailers, www.tearebellion.com

Tea production output both in quantity and quality varies on a weekly and monthly basis. During British colonial rule, this gave rise to pricing through the auction system. Auctions still exist in former British colonies like India, Kenya, Malawi and many others. This system determines the price of tea from estate to estate on a…

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