Fair Trade Teas

Fair Trade, an international movement to promote equitable trade, has four key goals: 

1)  To pay farmers a decent, living wage.
2)  To create direct trade links to farmers, bypassing exploitative middlemen.
3)  To provide access to affordable credit. 
4)  To promote sustainable practices, such as organic farming, that help protect the environment. 

It works simply.  Tea producers meet specific criteria to be considered a Fair Trade co-operative or estate. Importers/Buyers pay a certain premium over the market value which is then channeled back to the workers of the co-operative/estate. A Joint Body of workers decides how to spend the funds.  This means that every time you purchase a Fair Trade tea, a portion of that price goes back directly to the workers of that tea estate.  

Some of the specific standards that Tea producers must meet are:
- Wages that meet or exceed legally established minimums
- Absence of forced or child labor
- Freedom of association and organization
- Safe working conditions, including protection from exposure to harmful agrochemicals
- Adherence to national and international labor protections, including those established by the ILO of the United Nations and, in India, the Plantation labor Act.

Tea workers have the capacity to play an active role in improving their own lives.  Here are some ways in which workers have chosen to use the Fair Trade Premium:
- At Makaibari, a Computer Centre has been established and over 300 micro-loans have been given to meet medical and educational needs, to buy livestock and to create small businesses.
- At Korakundah, typhoid and hepatitis B vaccines have been procured, chairs purchased for the community hall, cooking gas bought for workers and computers bought for the school.

Enjoy our Fair Trade teas and tell your friends.   Champion the cause of Fair Trade!

All our Fair Trade teas are clearly identified. Look for the Fair Trade icon    throughout our site to view our Fair Trade Teas. 

    • ROOIBOS NON CAFFEINATED WITH SPICES
    • Organic Herbal Chai

      Organic, Fair Trade Rooibos blended with organic spices - green cardamom, cinnamon and ginger - with natural cinnamon, ginger & vanilla flavors. All the spicy goodness of chai with none of the caffeine. Use 2 tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added....

      $ 12.98
    • Organic Keemun - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Keemun

      The basic China breakfast black - slight smokey undertones. Organic, Fair Trade. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 4.91
    • Organic Lapsang Souchong - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Lapsang Souchong

      Organic China smoked tea. An acquired taste. Strong & smokey. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 3 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 12.39
    • Organic black tea with natural mango flavoring
    • Organic Mango Black

      Organic, Fair Trade black tea with natural mango flavoring and fruit pieces. Organic flavored teas are not as strong in their flavors as non-organic teas.  The base tea is robust and this takes well to milk if you are so inclined.  Also good iced! Use 1 heaped tsp. of leaf per 8...

      $ 4.91
    • Organic Nilgiri Leaf - India Black tea, from South India, Certified Organic and Fair Trade  - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Nilgiri, F Trade

      Nilgiri is from the southern part of India and although less well-known than the Assam and Darjeeling regions in northern India, it produces a medium-body, brisk tea that is considered 'forgiving' and is enjoyed by millions as their daily cup.  Nilgiri teas can be enjoyed as is without the addition...

      $ 4.72
    • Organic Orange Spice - Organic Black Tea with Orange and Spice Flavoring - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Teas
    • Organic Orange Spice

      Black Tea with Natural Orange Spice flavor and Orange Peel. Delicious! Certified Organic and Fair Trade. Use 1 generous tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Steep 4 minutes.

      $ 4.91
    • Organic black tea with peach flavoring & flowers
    • Organic Peach Black

      Organic, Fair Trade black tea with natural peach flavoring and fruit pieces. Organic flavored teas are not as strong in their flavors as non-organic teas.  The base tea is robust and this takes well to milk if you are so inclined.  Also good iced! Use 1 heaped tsp. of leaf per...

      $ 4.91
    • Organic Pu-erh - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Pu-erh

      Pu-erh is an aged black tea from China, strong and earthy in taste with a seaweed, fish note. Try the Tuo-Cha for a mellower Pu-erh with less of the characteristic smoky/seaweed note.  Pu-erh is gaining popularity in the US but has been enjoyed in China for centuries. Use 1 tsp....

      $ 14.25
    • Organic Rooi Coconut - Organic Rooibos with Natural Coconut Flavoring - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Rooi Coconut, F Trade

      Certified Organic and Fair Trade Rooibos with natural Coconut flavoring and organic coconut shreds.  Creamy and delicious. Allergens: Coconut. Use 2 tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 12.98
    • Organic Rooi Peach - Organic Rooibos with Natural Peach Flavoring - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Rooi Peach, FT

      Certified Organic and Fair Trade Rooibos with natural Peach flavoring and marigold petals.  A fruity, sunny blend. Rooibos is naturally non-caffeinated and not from the camellia sinensis (tea) family.  Harvested only in South Africa and known for its high antioxidant benefits.   Use 2 tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup....

      $ 12.98
    • Organic Rooi Vanilla - Organic Rooibos with Natural Vanilla Flavoring - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Rooi Vanilla

      Certified Organic and Fair Trade Rooibos with natural Vanilla flavoring.  High in antioxidants with a pleasant nutty taste with a hint of vanilla.  Steeps strong and takes well to milk should you wish to add it. Use 2 tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves....

      $ 12.98
    • Organic South African Red Bush, no caffeine
    • Organic Rooibos

      Organic Rooibos without any additives or flavoring. A nice, rich cup but without the caffeine. South African Red Bush - Certified organic & fair trade. Use 2 tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 11.80
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