Pyramid Tea - Tulsi
Smooth, sweet, soothing. An ayurvedic green tea blend featuring tulsi, which is commonly referred to as "holy basil". Tulsi is revered for its antiseptic and stress-reducing properties. Direct Fair Trade, Grown organically on small-scale gardens. Nine small-scale tea growers in Assam, India are growing tea organically and processing their own tea and their garden sites. Their organic gardens are a haven for birds and microorganisms and their entrepreneurship is inspiring.
Measurements: 20 count tea pyramids
Ingredients: 100% pure Fair Trade tea leaves
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Level Ground Trading
Countries: Bolivia, Peru, Ethiopia, Tanzania & D.R. Congo, Colombia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Uganda
Inspired by the work of Ten Thousand Villages, Level Ground wanted to see the principles of Fair Trade applied to foods we consume every day.
Their first Fair Trade initiative was buying coffee from a cooperative in Colombia. Since then Trade relationships were formed in Bolivia, Peru, Ethiopia, Tanzania & D.R. Congo. A Colombian company was formed to produce dried fruit and cane sugar and to provide positive employment for displaced women. Trade relationships were started with; small-scale tea growers in India, heirloom rice farmers and coconut oil producers in the Philippines and finally with spice farmers in Sri Lanka & vanilla growers in Uganda.
Fair Trade premiums are directed to different projects based on the needs of the farmers; healthcare benefits, school scholarships, agricultural technical training, co-op projects etc.